Senior Buyer

Gravitas Recruitment LTD
25 Sep 2016
23 Oct 2016
Contract Type
A Senior Buyer required for a leading manufacturer and distributor in the South West with a proven continuing record of growth. This role is based in the Purchasing team reporting directly to the Associate Purchasing Director. PURPOSE OF THE ROLE; Responsible for the sourcing and supply of specific products within the Purchasing Team, ensuring that stock is readily available to meet a varying sales demand without the need to carry excess stock. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: - The Buyer will be responsible for sourcing and monitoring the following areas:- - Distribution, commercial environments and one-off contracts. - Re-sale through e-commerce sites and national retail chains. - The Buyer will contribute to the purchasing strategy and plan in line with the organisational objectives. Whilst this is predominantly an office based role there will be a need to travel to visit exhibitions and suppliers overseas regularly. This will include travelling to Asian countries for typically 10 days per visit. - Tasks will include:- - Meeting suppliers and negotiating price and terms of PERSON SPECIFICATION: To succeed in this role the person needs to: - Have proven commercial acumen in product sourcing with strong and tough negotiation skills. - Have a business-like approach with the ability to use tact and diplomacy when negotiating. - Have previous experience REMUNERATION AND BENEFITS - A competitive salary and benefits including a contributory pension scheme, staff discounts, childcare vouchers, accident insurance and death in service cover. In addition there is structured training and the potential for career progression with a rapidly growing dynamic company. For a confidential career chat and more details on this Senior Buyer Position in Devon, please call Katie at Gravitas Recruitment. Gravitas Recruitment provides services as an Agency and an Employment Business. Gravitas is an independent recruitment company based in Exeter andspecialising in accountancy and office support recruitment at all levels across the South West. For a confidential discussion about your next career move please get in touch. This job was originally posted as