Senior Buyer

Zoek Pin Canterbury, Kent, England


Permanent (Full time)

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Due to the Company’s expansion and growth we are currently seeking a Senior Buyer to help future proof our purchasing team. This is a great opportunity for someone with heaps of talent and ambition that is keen to develop in the role to be able to act as deputy to our Purchasing Manager. This role would suit candidates who have previously worked as Purchasing/Procurement Specialists or as a Buyer/Senior Buyer who are ready to take the next step in their career. We offer a competitive salary of c£50knegotiable depending on experience.

To be successful in this role you will:

-Have proven experience with successful development, negotiation & management of a supplier base, steel industry experience would be a bonus

  • Excellent communication skills, listening and negotiation skills

  • Strong analytical and numerical skills

  • Educated to degree level and CIPS qualified desirable

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel

About us:

ParkerSteel Limited are a processor and distributor of multi metal and engineering tool products to UK industry.  Our business objectives are to provide competitive, bespoke quality products and services on a “just in time” basis. We are totally focused on providing a fast and reliable service to our Customers, large and small, to support them in delivering their objectives.

Our staff are the core of our business and are the most valued asset. This is reflected in the way we are continuously investing and supporting our staff to improve their skills through training and development.

This is facilitated through innovation, clear and consistent communication to all stakeholders, and by commitment and effort to deliver value to all.

Senior**Buyer roles and responsibility include:**

  • Developing the supply chain in flat product.

  • Procurement of product categories under your control.

  • Planning and Scheduling of deliveries, to include Ports and Shipping.

  • BSI Standards department contact and controller.

  • Monitoring daily performance indicators, managing workloads and priorities.

  • Problem solving and thinking outside the box ensuring improvements are driven through

  • Ensuring that high standards of professionalism are achieved.

  • Negotiation with suppliers / best prices / rebates / early settlement discount.

  • Driving your own personal development.

  • Dealing with price and weight discrepancies.

  • Ensuring that a free flow of information is kept up to date to the Purchasing Manager.

  • Actively intervene if Customer service levels are being compromised.

  • Managing contracts and projects assigned to you.

  • Day to Day management of the buyers.

Benefits include:

  • Progression opportunities.

  • Increased Holiday with length of service 

  • 4 times death in service life assurance

  • Pension contributions.

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