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Reed Procurement & Supply Chain have once again partnered with our well established manufacturing client with a global presence, and are currently recruiting for a Buyer to join their team on a full time and permanent basis due to the internal promotion of an existing member of the team. This business have continued to grow over the past few years and have been going from strength to strength. The successful candidates roles and responsibilities will include: • Purchasing of raw materials and services in line with company targets • Assisting the purchasing function and other relevant departments, ensuring any issues with the supply chain are communicated • Monitoring and advising on any issues affecting the supply chain or the business • Reviewing and analysing market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers • Analyse costs and review cost reduction activities • Negotiation of contracts – including improving pricing and terms of business • Review opportunities to make business savings • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships, ensuring good quality relationships are maintained at all times • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures • Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews The successful candidate will: • Ideally CIPS qualified, studying towards or equivalent (desirable) • Be hard working, logical and methodical • Be an exceptional communicator In return, the successful candidate will benefit from a generous salary, bonus scheme, laptop and company pension, alongside 25 days annual leave + bank holidays. This role is immediately vacant, so apply now for your chance to be considered for this incredible opportunity.

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