Graduate / Junior Buyer

19700.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
3 Nov 2021

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Sales / Customer Service
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Junior/ Graduate Buyer


GBP20,700 - GBP25,000 DOE.

Are you a recent Graduate looking for your first work opportunity in a Purchasing environment or have you got a couple of years' experience and now looking for your next step up?

Coulter Elite Resourcing are currently looking for a Junior or Graduate Buyer to work with one of our well-established and very successful FMCG clients based in Peterborough working as part of their Purchasing team.

This is a great opportunity for a Graduate looking to start their purchasing career with a company that will help build and develop your skills. Starting salary for a Graduate is GBP20,700.

If you have already been working within a purchasing team and have a few years experience there is an opportunity for a Junior Buyer, Salary up to GBP25,000 depending on your experience.

As Junior/Graduate Buyer you will help facilitate the constant new product development for our existing and new customers, as well as ensuring orders are placed for existing business in a timely manner.

Principle Responsibilities for the Buyer :-

Work with the Purchasing team and winder business, supporting with day to day tasks and admin wherever possible.
Process and Manage orders to ensure suppliers are delivering in the correct timeframe, with all cost and stockhold requirements being adhered to.
Problem solve scenarios ensuring that risk of excess stock / cost is reduced.
Proactively look for cost savings through consolidation and negotiation with existing suppliers.
Ensure that existing suppliers are maintaining agreed cost and lead-time agreements.
Prepare and circulate internal reports.
Maintain accuracy on system inputted data to allow the best visibility for the planning and production departments.
Liaise closely with customer facing Business Development Manager's to ensure the purchasing decisions are informed and as accurate as possible.Person specification:-

Excellent numerical skills : must be able to understand and advise on product costings.
Ideally a 2:1 or above.
Has commercial acumen and an understanding of business issues
Must have excellent decision-making skills and the ability to deal with difficult situations head on
A high level of IT skills, proficient in Microsoft office to include Microsoft Excel
Be able to prioritise, plan and organise workloads whilst in a busy environment
Good communication and inter personnel skills
Team playerThis is a full time permanent Graduate or Junior Buyer position, Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, offering an annual salary of between GBP20,700 and GBP25,000 depending on experience, plus annual company benefits to include:
20 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays,
pension scheme,
discount scheme on all company products
free car parking.

If this Junior or Graduate Buyer position sounds like you, then please forward your CV to Hollie at Coulter Elite Resourcing.

Coulter Elite Resourcing is an independent recruitment consultancy based in Peterborough, Milton Keynes and London supplying permanent, temporary and contract personnel, from office junior through to the highest levels of management both locally and nationally

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