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Buyer/Junior Buyer

Location: Cheshire
Salary: Competitive
Ref: ALS 2245

On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Buyer/Junior Buyer to fully support their enterprising procurement team at Alderley Park. They will be able to demonstrate independence, initiative, collaboration and possess the passion and drive to work in an agile business.

Basic Requirements:

  • BSc/Ba in Economics or similar subject, or substantial purchasing experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ purchasing experience 
  • Excellent negotiation experience with demonstrable savings
  • Good experience in CapEx purchases and OpEx contracts
  • Experience in E-Procurement/ electronic supplier catalogue management 
    Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and in ERP-programs
  • Ability to assess problems and resolve or escalate to appropriate team
  • High degree of self-motivation, reliability and flexibility
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work and collaborate with others 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Order management and backup for procurement on pricing and invoicing process, resolving operational day-to-day supplier-related subjects
  • Identify and analyse potential cost savings
  • Negotiate Capex Purchases and Opex Contracts
  • Actively support procurement projects especially in E-Procurement and Lean initiatives
  • Maintain data in the ERP-system, content on catalogues and supplier management
  • Assist in the budgeting process of Capital Expenditure, supporting procurement process
  • Provide support to the Procurement Manager as required

Rewards and Benefits

  • Structured progression opportunities
  • Service-related holidays from 25 rising to 30 days, plus Bank Holidays
  • Performance-based compensation policy
  • Outstanding pension benefits
  • Flexible working patterns

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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