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£OPEN + 20 Days Holiday + Lunch Provided + On-site parking

Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

Our Client provides trusted, customised, packaging supply solutions to their clients, they sell into a broad range of manufacturers and distributors with corrugated packaging (35%), tapes (15%), pallet wrap (15%), polythene (10%), labels, wrapping, void fill (25%), etc.

Our client is currently looking to recruit a Category Buyer to join their team.Working within the Purchasing Team, with a particular focus on the product category of Corrugated, Solid Board and Paper based products.

A form of Remote Working could be considered for the right candidate.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Buying -Working with data (excel, ERP, Crystal) to make informed buying decisions.
  • Process requisitions and follow through to ensure timely delivery.
  • Stock replenishment - Monitor all available data to ensure that product is available at the right time and that appropriate levels of stock are held.
  • Work closely with customer service and sales teams to ensure best possible predictions support buying and production allocation.
  • Cost Negotiation - Negotiating price with suppliers at home and abroad to secure the best deal without compromising on performance or delivery.
  • Sourcing - Working with supplier base to ensure best supply partner for each enquiry.
  • Research and develop potential new suppliers.
  • Selecting and setting up new products
  • Preparing the required information for 'New Product Setup' process.
  • Reviewing Slow Moving Products
  • Reviewing slow moving lines, updating relevant team to ensure stock is turned over.
  • Communicating with the Customer Service and Sales Team Feeding back information relevant to enquiries in a timely manner.
  • Working with Suppliers - Foster strong supplier relationships. Providing feedback on pricing, lead times, quality etc.
  • Stock Turnover, Cost reduction, Supplier Non-Conformances, Stock availability.

Key Skills:

  • Business negotiation and sharp commercial acumen.
  • High standard of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Microsoft Office programs including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Basic practical understanding of packaging products, systems and equipment is required.

The Company / Company Values:

  • The work environment is maintained to a high standard.
  • Areas for break out and career development study is provided for in comfortable separate environment.
  • Over and above the basic rate of pay is sales related bonus, statutory pension, monthly rewards for reaching targets and 'My Service Promise' rewards.
  • Further training may be provided in required competencies.
  • Experience in B2B customer service and a track record of sales growth is a valuable advantage.
  • Pass results in GCSE and A- Level and further educational activity is a requirement.
  • Once the company commits, they follow through and are not afraid to review, adjust and re-commit when the unexpected happens.
  • Are open and available to learning
  • Strive to build trust by being trustworthy.
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Have a passion for work because they believe it makes a difference.
  • Humbled by the greatness of Teamwork.
  • Looking good and feeling good about oneself is self-perpetuating, they take care of their appearance by dressing neatly and maintaining a high standard of personal hygiene in accordance with the dress code
  • They act in a dignified way; are cheerful, positive, professional, courteous, respectful and attentive.


West Midlands
Permanent, Full Time
no work experience required
High school
£30,000 - £39,999

Published on 29 Mar 2021

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