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* Job Title: Buyer
* Function: Purchasing
* Reports to: Purchasing Manager

Job Purpose:

To implement purchasing strategy on a day to day basis. Work on a project basis to reduce purchasing cost.

* Small Under £3m
* Medium £3 – 15m
* Large £15m and over

Key Responsibilities:

* Implement supply agreements in order to provide cost and logistical benefits
* Gather internal / market information on each area of spend
* Analyse detailed spend / price / technical requirements and agree purchasing action
* Demonstrate benefits of purchasing initiatives to the business
* Guide business on best practice purchasing processes
* On a project basis identify specific areas of cost reduction whilst maintaining a robust supply chain

Educational and professional:

* Graduate calibre
* Working towards membership of a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

Knowledge, Skills, Experience

* Minimum 2 years experience
* Interpersonal and negotiating skills
* Print and/or Packaging experience
* Commercial awareness – key margin drivers in business
* Financial understanding
* Computer skills – spreadsheets and office applications
* Presentation skills
* Presentation/communication skills

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