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Purchasing Co-ordinator/Buyer

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  • Salary: Neg DOE
  • Location: Devon
  • Ref: VR889

My client is well established in their market and are growing rapidly. They are currently looking to fill a new position within their purchasing department to support the Purchasing Manager. The main purpose of the position is to meet the requirements of the Purchasing Team and the business as a whole, through maintaining excellent brand/supplier relationships to ensure continuity of supply.

Purchasing Co-ordinator/Buyer responsibilities include...

  • Accurately place and manage orders on a selection of suppliers and products to meet customer demand.
  • Continually assess and review stock levels, liaising with the relevant supplier and department to ensure that the supply of products meets customer demand within agreed timeframes.
  • Update and maintain product delivery dates to ensure Customer Services have the information they need about stock availability when liaising with customers.
  • Analyse information and produce and maintain reports in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager for senior management and business planning.
  • Build and maintain good relations with suppliers, liaise on pricing and delivery discrepancies and ensure the terms of business are adhered to with a positive outcome for the Company.

Purchasing Co-ordinator/Buyer requirements include...

This is a broad role which will require the successful candidate to learn a large product range. Ideally the successful candidate will offer the following: -

•Ideally previous experience of working in a purchasing department.

•Strong numeracy skills

•Accuracy with excellent attention to detail

•Good IT skills, in particular the use of Excel

•Evidence of excellent analytical and investigative skills

•Ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external contacts both over the

•Experience of multitasking and working independently as well as part of a team

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