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  • Posted: 2 weeks ago
  • Location: Devon
  • Type: Permanent

Job Description

Aptus Recruitment are working on behalf of their client based in Exeter who are looking for a Buyer on a full time, permanent basis. This is a rare opportunity to work for a leading manufacturer that is experiencing a rapid period of growth to add to their headcount which already stands at around 250. Reporting to the Purchasing Director, you will be responsible for the sourcing and supply of products, monitoring sales and ensuring that stock is at the right place at the right time for their customers.

Your New Job:
As Buyer, you will be an integral member of the purchasing team, ensuring the responsible sourcing of materials for your particular product area and the monitoring of stock to make sure you meet customer demands as well as avoiding having excess stock. You will do this by negotiating prices and terms of contract with international suppliers, maintaining these relationships and sourcing new suppliers for future products. Any issues with products will be resolved by working closely with your suppliers and will ensure quality is maintained throughout the whole buying cycle.
With the job you will have the opportunity to travel to the likes of Turkey, Ukraine, Egypt and Saudi Arabia, visiting exhibitions and trade shows to ensure you will keep ahead of trends and maintain strong product knowledge within your specific area. You will be able to identify gaps in the range and source appropriate products, working closely with your buying director to agree on the product portfolio.

The Ideal Candidate:
We are looking to speak to experienced procurement professionals who are looking for an opportunity with an expanding company where you will have autonomy and the chance to take ownership of your range. You will have proven commercial experience, have handled tricky negotiations in the past and know how to apply a professional business approach to all work situations, using tact and diplomacy.
You will be a self-motivated buyer with an eye for a best seller and the drive to negotiate the best costs to ensure maximum profitability. Ideally you will be CIPS qualified or working towards a qualification with proven experience in a similar role. Due to the nature of the job, flexibility and willing to travel internationally will also be required.

Salary and Benefits: 
On offer for the role is a highly competitive salary with a benefits package to include a contributory pension scheme, staff discounts and additional insurance policies. There are training packages in place and opportunities to develop within the business so this is a rare opportunity not to be missed!

Does this sound like the company and job you’ve been looking for? Do not delay with your application. Click the apply button and submit your CV for consideration today.

Aptus Recruitment provides services as an Agency and an Employment Business. 
Aptus Recruitment is a specialist recruitment company based in Exeter and operating throughout the South West, recruiting for Accountancy, IT Digital and Life Science vacancies at all level. For a confidential discussion about your next career move, please get in touch and speak to one of our highly experienced consultants. 
Due to a high level of interest, it may not be possible for us to respond to all applications. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within 3-5 days, please assume that your application was unsuccessful. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate.

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Laura Milne
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