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Start date:
ASAP

Required skills:
Supply, Chain, Purchasing, Buying

Location:
England, Devon, Exeter

Industry type:
Logistics Distribution and Supply Chain, Purchasing and Procurement

Additional benefits:
+ excellent benefits

Required skills:
Supply, Chain, Purchasing, Buying

Salary:
£18,000 - £25,000 per annum

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Administrator with Procurement or Supply Chain Experience

Job description



We have an exciting role based in Exeter for a permanent Supply Chain Buyer to join the Procurement team. This is a Purchasing transactional Buyer role managing the supply chain, as opposed to a strategic Procurement role.

As you can imagine it is a fast-paced role, requiring development of a good working relationship with suppliers, focusing on lead time and on time delivery, to ensure the smooth running of the Supply Chain.

Hours are 37.5 hours per week (Monday - Friday).

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to join a truly diverse and global company, we would love to find someone with the drive to grow and develop within our Procurement team.

The Supply chain Buyer has a critical role in ensuring the smooth running of the Supply Chain, through active supplier relationship management, whilst delivering the efficient purchase and delivery of goods associated with production and installation.


  • Manage a portfolio of materials, ensuring on time delivery and active supplier relationship management.
  • Monitoring Supplier performance and resolving and escalating queries where necessary.
  • Undertake and maintain Market Analysis and Benchmarking to validate current costs and identify opportunities.
  • Working closely with the Procurement Manager to assist with Cost Saving initiatives
  • Operate and be accountable for the given product portfolio.
  • To ensure compliance with Company Procurement Policies
  • Works closely with finance, Technical and Fulfilment teams.
  • To promote an Environmentally protective and Health & Safety conscious work environment


  • Skills & Knowledge Required



  • Highly IT Literate (SAP experience preferable).
  • Strong planning and prioritisation skills, with the ability to manage a demanding workload effectively.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels and formats
  • Use the appropriate tools to develop Supplier Relationships.
  • Achieve KPI targets and other identified value-added activities as agreed with the Procurement Manager.
  • To ensure that customer requirements are always met


  • Team-player
  • Highly organized
  • Challenger - results-driven
  • Efficient and effective
  • Flexible, open to new ideas and managing challenging situations.

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