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Norfolk - Salary £27,000

We are seeking a Buyer to work for a chemical manufacturer in Norwich.

Reporting to the Logistics Manager, the job holder’s main duties will include:

• Responsibility for routine supplier relationship management to ensure that suppliers and supply agreements continue to add value to the Company

• Working with internal customers on day to day supplier queries

• Tender, negotiate and agree supply for engineering stores and other indirect goods and services requirements within agreed categories of spend

• To ensure continuity of supply of goods and services to the Company

• Identify, evaluate and develop new sources of supply for existing and new requirements to improve the company’s competitiveness

• Actively participating in, and leading when appropriate, cross functional activity to highlight opportunities for cost reduction, supplier optimisation and added value

• Ensuring that procurement cost savings are achieved or surpassed in accordance with annual targets to reduce the running costs of the business

• Ensuring departmental reports are accurate and prepared to agreed timescales

• Maintaining correct supplier data within Microsoft Dynamics GP

• Operating in all business activities both ethically and with a high standard of service, professionalism and integrity

Prospective candidates should be/have:

• Excellent at negotiating, communication, interpersonal relationships

• An internal customer focus with a broad understanding of business issues.

• A CIPS Professional Diploma or be working towards qualification

• Proven procurement experience

• A background in a manufacturing and engineering procurement environment is preferred.

• Excellent PC skills especially in Word and Excel.

• Experience of Microsoft Dynamics is desirable but not essential.

• Diligent, proactive attitude with demonstrable attention to detail.

Key words: Buyer cips Procurement Administrator Procurement Coordinator Procurement Assistant Procurement Manager Procurement Officer procurement specialist strategic procurement Purchasing Administrator Purchasing Coordinator purchasing Assistant Purchasing Manager raising purchase order purchasing specialist purchaser

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