Location: Essex
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Up to £27K
Reference: J12980
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Gap Professional currently have a permanent position for a Buyer working with one of Southend's most successful businesses.

As well as a very competitive salary, our client offers an outstanding benefits package which includes:

-Early finish on Fridays (1 pm)
-Health Care Cash Plan
-Contributory Pension Scheme for eligible employees
-Employee Assistance Programme
-24 days' holiday (in addition to UK bank and public holidays)
-Life Assurance
-Free access to a local gym
-Free car parking

Duties for this position will include:

-Carry out the placing of purchase orders
-Liaise with the procurement Contracts function to negotiate long term contracts in support of the business cost reduction targets.
-Take instruction from Materials Management to ensure accurate processing of purchase order requisitions as identified on SAP, communicating with suppliers, expediting deliveries where necessary.
-Process manual requisitions where required, verifying that all information is complete and accurate and that pricing is accurate and competitive.
-Manage the purchase order process re placing of the purchase order, receipt and review of the order confirmations.
-Identify and select suitable suppliers for non-contractual parts and non-specialist purchases e.g. consumables and other ad hoc requirements, by obtaining and evaluating quotations from suppliers and negotiating best overall cost, ensuring parts are in line with expected quality standards and delivered on time and in full.
-Expediting to maintain SAP schedule.
-Establish and maintain good supplier relationships.
-Liaise with suppliers including being part of regular supplier reviews and when required visiting supplier premises both in the UK and overseas.

Experience required for the will include:

-Minimum of 2 years Purchasing experience required
-Strong computer skills including Excel
-Full, Clean UK Driving Licence


• Mon to Thurs 8am to 5pm (30 minute lunch break)
• Friday 8am to 1pm

This vacancy is advertised on behalf of gap personnel group (Quattro Recruitment Ltd & Quattro Healthcare Ltd) who operate as an Employment Business. gap personnel group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The gap personnel group are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job.  Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future.

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