Job DescriptionI am pleased to be working with my client - a long standing manufacturing organisation. Due to increased volume of workload and orders, they are now looking to recruit a dynamic, highly numerate and commercially astute Junior Buyer. The role will support the procurement division in the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the organisations operational needs are met- taking into account price, quality and delivery of continued supply. The successful candidate will be highly numerate, be a whizz on Excel and have knowledge of product categories that involve the manufacture process- ideally from polythene, plastics or similar. The salary range being offered will be dependent on experience- hence wherever required training will be given- candidates however must have some proven buying experience. Role Duties * Support the procurement team in the development of product category strategies by undertaking market analysis/research * Upkeep of RFQ responses and the completion of costing sheets * Collation of supplier samples and brochures * Production of Buyer reports * Managing due diligence of new suppliers and ensuring they are logged onto systems * Work with clients across the business to analyse demand and to assist in the procurement of goods and services * Develop and maintain a supplier database * Liaise with suppliers to resolve quality problems * Managing procurement costs across the business in order to deliver cost savings, quality standards and targets * To constantly enhance supplier relationships * Report on procurement KPI's Knowledge required * Analytical and commercially astute- string Excel essential * Strong communication- someone who can influence and negotiate * Financially aware- understands how failure can impact the production process * Keen attention to detail and accuracy * Ideally experience of the manufacturing process and an understanding of raw material costings * Degree educated- CIPS q...