Junior Buyer (Directs)

An independent business that deliver services in the aviation industry is recruiting a Junior Buyer to support the Procurement Manager on a range of direct procurement categories. You will join a world-leading specialist in providing solutions that reduce costs, improve profitability whilst supporting brand values for a wide range of customers.

Joining a business that truly values their employees, and actively encourages professional development, you will receive ongoing support and development. This may be your first role in Procurement and the management team is on-hand to offer regular training and development. You will be empowered to work with autonomy, but with the day to day support from your peers and the leadership team alike.

Are you passionate about developing a career within Procurement? Take a look at the details below as this could be the right opportunity for you…

Responsibilities of the role:

Your role as Junior Buyer will be to support the Procurement Manager in the delivery of key procurement objectives. You will provide exceptional buying services to meet business needs, further responsibilities include; 

  • Diligently and proactively place purchase orders for demand, based on the optimum outcome and in line with company processes
  • Own / monitor and proactively manage vendor / customer consignment stocking arrangements, including monthly reconciliations and agreements on invoice values
  • Accurately and promptly update a suite of reports as directed by the Procurement Manager
  • Assist with pricing of new commercial opportunities, maintaining suppliers pricing records and other contractual information
  • Maintain positive relationships with all customers, vendors and stakeholders
  • Pro-actively identify efficient ways of working and liaise with the Procurement Manager to implement them
  • Resolve any supply chain queries or issues, such as but not limited to; invoice queries / booking in issues and NCR’s
  • Attend any internal or external meetings with suppliers and stakeholders as directed
  • Support the Vendor database function with set-up vendors and collection and assessment of due diligence information

Skills and experience required for the role:

You may not hold existing procurement experience, but you will have a true passion to develop your career as a Buyer. You will come with sufficient administrative skill, interpersonal capabilities and a strong attention to detail. We are looking for an individual with the following skills and experience;

  • Highly developed attention to detail
  • Positive attitude with a strong customer focus
  • Self-disciplined and motivated, experience of working in a fast-paced environment
  • Remains calm and self-controlled under pressure
  • Demonstrates flexibility in moving between tasks, is dedicated to the task and sees it through to completion
  • Is reliable, follows direction from managers and respect policies and procedures
  • Ability to identify potential areas of difficulty, the causes and proactively provide solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills with proven ability to manage time effectively
  • Capable of effective communication with team members, suppliers and stakeholders

This is a brilliant opportunity to step into a procurement career, within a business that offers ongoing training and support. If you have burning desire to step into a Buyer role, please get in touch today. To discuss this role in more depth please contact Sophie Cook at Procurement Heads. All enquiries are confidential, you can reach Sophie on 01962 869 838 / sophie@procurementheads.com.

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