Assistant Buyer

  • Permanent
  • Bath,
  • Posted 18th December 2020
  • up to £26,000
  • Ref: PB45698AB

Artis Procurement are pleased to be working with this established organisation who are looking to recruit an instinctive Assistant Buyer to join a growing and supportive team.

In the role of an Assistant Buyer you will be providing essential support in a number of areas, including:

  • Analysing new business opportunities and existing contracts in order to propose successful pricing and product strategies
  • Negotiating with suppliers in order to reduce costs in key product areas
  • Utilising your analytical skills to support product selection and rationalisation projects
  • Responding to pricing and product enquiries from the sales teams
  • Ad-hoc product sourcing across a broad range of categories
  • Updating and maintaining the data sources that drive our core processes
  • Independently managing a fast-moving and ever-changing priority list
  • Creating reports and presenting data

This is a role that combines analytical work with a significant element of supplier and stakeholder interaction, including supplier negotiation. As such, we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate aptitude in the following key areas:

  • A high level of numeracy
  • Analytical ability
  • Excel proficiency (knowledge of functions, pivot tables, etc.)
  • Commercial awareness
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Previous experience in an analytical, procurement, or supply chain role is not required but would be a bonus.

Artis Procurement is a premier specialist resourcing consultancy focused solely on the supply of senior Procurement, Purchasing, Supply Chain and Merchandising professionals.

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