Salary£32000 - £36000 per annum
I am recruiting for a new position for my client based in Norwich.  This is a full time, permanent position.  

Supporting the Procurement Manager, this role is for a Buyer to support the Procurement Manager and the wider business in managing supplier performance, gathering market intelligence and insight and execution of contracts and stock management.  

Key duties and responsibilities: 

  • Operating ethically in all business activities with a high standard of service, professionalism and integrity.  
  • Support the development of and management of a sustainable procurement and buying strategy across the business 
  • Working with the Procurement Manager and others for sourcing, tendering, negotiation, contract preparation, contract management and supplier relationships across the business.  
  • Promote Supplier Relationship Management and actively engage with key suppliers 
  • Work with internal customers to optimise supplier base 
  • Identify, evaluate and develop new sources of supply to improve the company's competitiveness.  
  • Lead cross functional activity to highlight opportunities for cost reduction, supplier optimisation and added value.  
  • Ensure procurement cost savings are achieved or surpassed in accordance with annual targets 
  • Gain and maintain a high level of knowledge in all relevant market areas 
  • Provide market information to the business 
  • 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. 
  • Assist the Procurement Manager in the development and implementation of procurement policies, procedures and strategies.  

Is this for you?  

This is a great opportunity to work for a highly regarded, privately owned and successful company.  Requirements for the role are as follows: 

  • Experience working within Procurement or dealing directly with suppliers 
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills 
  • Ability to work as part of a team 
  • Project management experience 
  • Excellent MS Office package skills 

As well as the above, the below would be an advantage: 

  • A background in manufacturing and engineering procurement 
  • CIPS Professional Diploma 
  • Experienced of Microsoft Dynamics 
  • An awareness of chemical regulatory issues 
  • Understanding of local, national and international regulations as they apply to a UK manufacturing location.  

As well as a competitive salary, you will be rewarded with 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, employer contributed pension scheme, life assurance, flexitime, cycle to work scheme and free onsite car parking.  

For more information on this role, please contact Emily at Pure.
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