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Buyer

  • Job reference: 918992
  • Location: Dumfries & Galloway
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Purchasing, Office & Commercial
  • Date posted: 27/04/2018

My client is looking to recruit a Buyer for a 12 month FTC. This role will suit someone from a Wholesale/Distribution background that is passionate about achieving personal objectives, organizational profitability and superb Customer Service. You will have demonstrable experience managing inventory and the wider supply chain. You will be self-motivated and a confident decision maker and a problem solver who proactively seeks to identify process improvements and cost savings initiatives.

Key Attributes include;

  • Results/Profit Orientated
  • Commercially Aware
  • Process Driven/Methodical
  • Analytical/Logical
  • Creative/Innovative
  • Collaborative Nature
  • Well Organised
  • Excellent Negotiator
  • Clear Communicator

Job Responsibilites include;

  • Maintaining Fill Rates at or above set goal of 98+% by ensuring timely and effective stock replenishment.
  • Successfully achieve Inventory turns at or above agreed level by managing overstocked and unneeded inventory by developing both internal and external relationships
  • Manage the placement and rescheduling of purchase orders to maintain supplies
  • Constantly review and develop Order parameters controlling purchase order generation
  • Resolve fill rate issues on a timely basis, understand the cause and take corrective action.
  • Take responsibility for Product Recall to ensure that customer service is maintained
  • Ensure that supplier details and product price information is accurately maintained on the appropriate system
  • Manage customer back orders by working in conjunction with Purchasing Assistants to correct supply chain on advance notification of a potential issue, continuing the resolution if the product does back order.
  • At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer service.
  • Ensure Freight Costs are managed to optimize costs for the Supply Chain, working to best practice guidelines as defined by the department lead
  • Work with the Operations Team to ensure smooth delivery of product to shelf and timely resolution of queries
  • Constantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply Chain
  • Develop Supplier Relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performanceDevelop internal relationships, influencing key internal customers to promote professional purchasing principals across the business by way of timely communication and problem resolution


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.