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Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £28,000pa
Location: Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
Closing Date: 07/07/2024

Job Description

Job Description

My client is dedicated to delivering exceptional quality and unforgettable experiences to their customers. They are currently growing and as such an opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and experienced Buyer to join their team in these exciting times.

Duties

• Identify and source products that align with the company’s brand and customer preferences.
• Conduct market research to stay updated on trends, new products, and competitive pricing.
• Evaluate potential suppliers based on quality, pricing, and reliability.
• Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and new suppliers.
• Negotiate prices, terms, and delivery schedules with suppliers.
• Resolve any issues or discrepancies with suppliers regarding product quality, delivery, or pricing.
• Monitor inventory levels to ensure adequate stock.
• Manage inventory turnover and minimise excess stock.
• Collaborate with the warehouse team to ensure efficient stock management and accurate record-keeping.
• Manage budgets and ensure cost-effective purchasing practices.
• Analyse pricing trends and negotiate cost reductions where possible.
• Track and report on purchasing activities and expenditures.
• Ensure that all procured products meet the company’s quality standards.
• Work closely with the product development team to select products that enhance the overall offering.
• Conduct regular quality checks on received goods and address any issues promptly.
• Maintain accurate purchasing records, including contracts, orders, and supplier correspondence.
• Prepare reports and presentations on purchasing activities and performance.
• Support the Senior Buyer/Purchasing Manager with administrative tasks and special projects as needed.

Required knowledge, skills or experience

• Ideally Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field
• Proven experience in a buying or procurement role
• Strong negotiation and communication skills.
• Excellent organisational and time management abilities.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and purchasing software.
• Attention to detail and a keen eye for quality.
• Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Additional Information

Location: Gateshead

Rate of pay:
• £28,000 – £33,000 per annum

Hours of work:
• Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing organisation at an exciting time with genuine opportunities for career development and progression and the ability for Hybrid working.

If you feel you have the qualities our client is seeking, please forward your CV and covering letter indicating your current package Jamie Beckwith at GEM Partnership or for a discreet conversation call our Peterlee office.
This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Gem Partnership Ltd who are trading as a recruitment agency.

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