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Junior Buyer

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    Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    £17.33 - 23.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Gayle Britton

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  • Published:

    19 days ago

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Junior Buyer

Desford (LE9)  – Hybrid (3 days onsite / 2 days WFH)

12 Month Contract – likely to extend for the right person!

37.5 hours a week (08:00 – 16.00 Mon - Fri)

Up to £17.33 per hour PAYE / Up to £23.50 per hour via an umbrella company

We’re looking for a Junior Buyer to join our globally renowned Fortune 100 client’s Manufacturing facility in Desford. You’ll be responsible for sourcing and selecting suppliers to provide parts of good quality, at a competitive price. This work is integral and has a large impact on the facility; we’re looking for an excellent communicator with a strong eye for detail! If you have a motivated positive outlook and are keen and willing to learn, perhaps this excellent opportunity could be the next step in your purchasing career?

What will the Junior Buyer do?

  • Process requisitions and provide support for purchasing, supply chain, sourcing, cost, price analyses and contract/purchase order generation
  • Perform analytical and administrative tasks in support of purchasing strategic initiatives
  • Develop improvement plans to enable optimal efficient operations regarding Response Time, Lean Targets, Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development and Management (QCLDM)
  • Support customers projects with pricing information and supplier selection

What skills and experience will the Junior Buyer need?

  • Previous purchasing experience e.g. Purchasing Assistant/Junior Buyer would be ideal
  • Administration background - you’ll need to be able to provide administrative support as well as analyse financial reports and price proposals
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Strong Excel skills (create pivot tables, lookups, formulas), used to using MS Office programs
  • Data analytics is essential, as you’ll need to be able to understand and manage data
  • Attention to detail and takes accountability for their work
  • Supply Chain/purchasing experience would be an advantage
  • PowerBi experience/knowledge would be an advantage

To apply, please submit a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.

The above represents a summary of the contract assignment.  A full description of this contract assignment is available. A full explanation of this rate and all deductions will be explained in a key information document (KID) supplied to registered candidates.