Product Buyer - paying up to £28k - based in Erith Kent

The main role includes:
Finding suppliers to provide products for our large contract customers – ‘Key Accounts’
Negotiate with suppliers to ensure the goods are purchased at optimal conditions.
Deal with all administration around ordering goods for key accounts:
Inputting offers into our SAP system
Placing Purchase Orders
Ensuring Timely Delivery
Liaising with all company departments and sales force
You will be working on preparing larger contracts but also you will have ad hoc requests that will be made from our key customers, which will need to be acted upon immediately. Working in our Purchasing Department you will take ownership of all our Key customers’ requirements and focus on the timeliest delivery of the goods they have ordered.

Essential:
Previous purchasing experience
Supplier negotiation skills
Basic Excel skills
Good communication skills
High level of numeracy, attention to detail and PC skills
Office skills (Excel, PowerPoint & Word)
Proven analytical ability
A curious mind – always thinking about how to do things better/differently

Desirable:
Driving licence
SAP experience
CIPS Level 3 or higher (opportunity to work towards additional CIPS qualifications)
Graduate or graduate caliber

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