Technique Recruitment Solutions

Junior Buyer

Technique Recruitment Solutions are specialists in Engineering & Manufacturing recruitment working closely with our client based in Bury St Edmunds. We have a fantastic new opportunity for a Junior Buyer to join a growing business who offer training and development

Purpose of The Role
The successful candidate will help drive the implementation of the strategy for the Procurement function for all purchased materials within their remit. Continuity of supply, increased contribution and improved communications are the objectives of the role, along with managing key aspects of the supply chain, from origin through to stock, and from contract negotiation through to material receipt. Sourcing from a global supply base, the postholder will ensure the sustainable supply of key raw materials to the business

The duties and tasks involve the following:

· Managing a selected portfolio of clients and products

· Utilise all resources available including JDE system to maintain optimal levels of inventory and ensure continuity of supply

· Maintain a high level of internal and external service provision

· Run contract reports and MRP

· Investigate and implement ways of reducing cost by way of alternative supplier sourcing, increasing payment terms, and /or negotiating better prices

· Maintenance and communication of up-to-date pricing within relevant pricing systems

· Maintain awareness of market conditions, material supply issues, identifying and mitigating supply risk and communicating any of significance to relevant internal and external customers through proactive supplier communications

· Ensure active buying that encompass the five procurement rights including negotiating favourable terms and pricing with suppliers

· Stakeholder Engagement – advise and support stakeholders on business related matters to maximise value from opportunities and supply arrangements

· Full procurement cycle responsibility and autonomy, from negotiations and order entry all the way through to contract and post-contract supplier management

· Identifying suppliers for new and existing products; establishing and enhancing both existing and new key supplier relationships

· Visiting suppliers and attending industry events as and when required, which will involve international travel

· Perform such other tasks as are consistent with the general role description and job title

Essential criteria:

· Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

· Self-starting and deadline focused

· Great interpersonal and relationship building skills

· A can-do attitude with a pro-active hands-on approach to all tasks

· The ability to communicate complex issues effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing across all levels within the business

· An ownership mentality with the aptitude to work independently and in a team

· Someone who demonstrates high energy, drive and enthusiasm, and can bring innovative ideas to the team

· Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse a high volume of data and produce recommendations

· Previous experience of commercial experience and awareness

· High proficiency in Microsoft Office

· Knowledge and experience with working within MRP systems

Desirable criteria

· Experience of working within the Flavour & Fragrance industry

· Solid understanding of raw material markets

· Knowledge and experience of buying from a global supply base

· International travel will be required occasionally as well as relatively frequent domestic travel.

· Experience using JD Edwards (JDE)


· Degree level education or MCIPS/CIPS qualified is desirable, but not essential as full training will be given

· GCSE grades A-C, a vocational qualification, or Diploma in Supply Chain or equivalent

The hours of work are Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm and the company offer a competitive salary and benefits package

For further information please sent a current CV and covering letter if you feel this would be relevant

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