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£38000 - £38000 per annum
Ref: BBBH9996_1519727835

Job Description

Cherry Professional are currently recruiting for a full time Buyer for their Nottingham City Centre based client. You will be responsible for the pricing and negotiation of the company's product range, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.


  • Negotiate directly with suppliers to get the best possible pricing and payment options
  • Build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance
  • Conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance
  • Update and maintain group supplier spend sheet
  • Update and maintain Central Source supplier spend sheet
  • Update and maintain distributor version of group supplier spend sheet
  • Analyse the ratios of supplier contribution vs return
  • Increase supplier advertising overall contribution
  • Negotiate supplier margins and improve pricing
  • Competitor analysis
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Manage backup supplier database
  • Facilitate product testing and standards
  • Facilitate product demonstrations for website
  • Future foreign buying
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where Possible
  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous Improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement

Person Specification

  • Highly skilled at building and maintaining effective and productive relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers
  • Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem solving abilities
  • Results oriented with the ability to plan and deliver against project deadlines
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy
  • Embraces personal challenge
  • Confident, rounded thinking
  • assertive, optimistic and open to change
  • Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working with others
  • Resilient, self-motivated and able to work well under pressure

Other roles that you may have applied for include, Supply Chain Manager, Procurement Manager.

Cherry Professional are advertising this role on behalf of the client.