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Stock Planner - Buyer

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Vacancy summary

Vacancy summary

Reference: 03970

Job Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 11 August 2016

Our Reading based client is a successful leading manufacturing company seeking a stock planner/buyer to join their team. Working alongside Partners and previous buyers you will be responsible for the stock and consumable purchases for the company. You will be expected to select the most appropriate goods and services for the company on the basis of price, quality, delivery times and services support, whilst taking the businesses brand needs and customer interests into consideration. You must develop the best buying strategies for the company with a view to maintain consistent quality and managing costs. Your responsibilities will include the following: ·Forecasting likely levels of demand for services, products and/or component parts to be used in any assembly process ·Conducting research to ascertain market trends and needs ·Liaising and visiting external customers ·Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities ·Developing market knowledge and contacts for new products and services ·Developing an organisation's purchasing strategy ·Identifying potential suppliers ·Producing reports and statistics using computer software ·Evaluating bids and making recommendations based on commercial and technical factors ·Negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress ·Processing supplier invoices for payment ·Keeping contract files and using them as reference for the future ·Ensuring suppliers are aware of business objectives ·Checking costs, quality and levels of service ·Keeping a constant check on stock levels to maximise business efficiency ·Training and supervising the work of other members of staff ·Working with the Warehouse Manager performing stock takes if required For further information, please apply through this website. Park Street People Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant UK legislation. We are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this role. Due to a high volume of applicants unfortunately only the successful candidates will be contacted.

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