Purchaser / Buyer / Procurement Officer

Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
06 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Alanna Doyle
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Buyer / Purchasing Lead

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Closing Date: November 2016

Job Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the company's Portsmouth based business for a Buyer / Purchasing Lead within the claims fulfilment / repairs team. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced buyer or purchasing / procurement professional to join the business at a pivotal time for this dynamic, fast-paced Company.

This is a key role for the profitability of the business and, as such, professional and technical knowledge is expected of key areas of Buying and procurement. The role also requires a level of business and commercial awareness.

A proven history of successful buying within a mobile phone, gadget or retail electronic environment, with full responsibility for ensuring suppliers and products meet the profitability, quality and service level targets set by the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Setting and delivery of the departmental buying strategy in line with the business strategy.
  • Driving customer response & fulfilment
  • Accountability for the planning & delivery of a balanced range, within an agreed pricing architecture in line with company financial profit
  • Providing support to operational and finance teams to include raising orders and processing requisitions
  • Ensuring correct products are ordered and received at all times
  • Ensuring internal systems are updated accurately
  • Be commercially aware of the company & departmental goals and requirements
  • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers & internal personnel at all levels
  • Taking part in cross departmental working teams as required to meet organisational objectives
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, utilising initiative to resolve problems Work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Ability to define and continually improve processes to ensure delivery of critical path and drive process improvements
  • Be able to work within a small and demanding team environment without significant direction

Key Requirements:

  • Good education, ideally to degree level or equivalent
  • Accounting/ERP system experience
  • Excellent administrative skills, with a proven track record of administrative diligence
  • Excellent Customer Service skills - to include a responsive, customer service orientated approach to internal stakeholders
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage own time, and work flexibly when required to ensure tasks are completed
  • Ability to work proactively and with a problem-solving attitude
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work successfully with a wide range of people, and with the enthusiasm to succeed in a busy team environment
  • Ability to use Windows based software, to include Excel, Word and Email

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Candidates with experience of; Buyer, Purchaser, Buying Advisor, Buying Assistant, Purchasing Advisor, Procurement Officer, Procurement Advisor, Purchasing Consultant, Buying Consultant, Procurement Consultant, Assistant Procurement Officer, Assistant Buyer, Assistant Purchaser will also be considered for this role.

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