Graduate Buyer

Dudley  |  Permanent

Salary: £20,000-25,000

Ref: 6465

A career in Purchasing / Buying is something that you may not have considered. Essentially, in this instance, its about identifying the suppliers of raw materials needed to manufacture a range of products, then obtaining the raw materials through negotiation and agreement with suppliers.
It's not always about getting the best price though, as other factors such as quality and speed of service need to taken into account.

You will be able to use your analytical, problem-solving, organisational and planning skills.

This global business has manufacturing facilities in Europe, US and Asia. They are committed to making everyday life easier for disabled and elderly people and supporting those who assist them, with a range of products and solutions, such as stairlifts, transfer, lifting and repositioning aids, vehicle adaptations and medical equipment.

They have a proud record of taking on and developing students and graduates, and are now looking to add a graduate to their Global Group Purchasing team.

The main duties will include collecting and analysing data on suppliers and raw materials; cost modelling; sending requests for information and quotation to suppliers and preparing results; participating in contract supplier negotiations. And lots more.

You will be based from their offices which are near Dudley, and there will also be opportunities to travel within the UK and internationally to various sites and suppliers.

Training will be provided with the potential for the right person to look at gaining a CIPS professional qualification.

You should be a Business or Engineering Graduate or a newly qualified CIPS member. A driving license is essential for this position, and your own transport would be preferred.

Sound good? If so please apply asap-the closing dates on our advertising are for guidance only and we always encourage early applications where possible.