Buyer / Negotiator

Location
Hertford
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
10 Oct 2019
Closes
07 Nov 2019
Ref
H191010R1
Contact
Recruitment Team
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

BUYER NEGOTIATOR

Hertford

Competitive Salary - Negotiable

 

Our client is an international, fast-growing, innovative consumer goods business with their manufacturing and suppliers based in China.  They are currently seeking a Buyer / Negotiator to join their team.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:


Responsibility for the day to day buying requirements within a specified luggage category of the Buying Department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receiving order confirmations from Sales Admin team
  • Delivering a negotiation strategy to be sent by email to colleagues in China office
  • Liaising with China colleagues to reach agreement on preferred commercial terms
  • Implementing costs savings and minimising price increases
  • Building and managing relationships with suppliers
  • Reviewing supplier’s performance through relevant KPIs
  • Checking supplier invoices when required
  • Communicating effectively with internal stakeholders
  • Maintaining the highest accuracy of all documentation at all times
  • Building and maintaining a record of data on prices for future reference
  • Maintaining an effective email filing system
  • May be required to attend market & Canton Fair in China during April/May & October
  • Any other reasonable ad-hoc tasks as required.

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Proven successful track record within a buying/product environment
  • Exceptional negotiation and analytical skills
  • Highly motivated, with a positive flexible approach and outlook
  • Ability to work under pressure both individually and as part of a team
  • Highly organised, methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Thrives in a fast-moving environment and enjoys new challenges
  • Ability to attend foreign trips for up to 2 weeks, twice per annum if required
  • High grade GCSE/A-level maths essential
  • Possess excellent PC skills – proficiency in Excel and Outlook are essential
  • CIPS qualified or part qualified preferred
  • Previous experience with Far East Supply chain would be an advantage

 

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply ASAP.

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