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Buyer | Proftech


  Tamworth, Staffordshire

Reference #: 894188_1568804235
Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
Salary: £34000 - £35000
Sector: Procurement
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 18/09/2019

Main duties

- Purchase goods (electrician consumables) in line with specified cost, quality delivery and payment terms targets
- Improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
- Support the purchasing function and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
- Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reductions
- Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
- Prepare reports and updates as and when required
- Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications

Skills and Experience

- Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with suppliers and staff
- Good knowledge of cost breakdown
- Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
- Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem-solving abilities
- Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets
- Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts customer order fulfilment
- Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations
- Keen attention to detail and accuracy


23 days holiday plus bank holidays
Company Enhanced Sick Pay
Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

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"Understand all of your needs and only put you forward for positions which are perfect for you. Have not got a bad word to say about them. Would highly recommend. Thank you for placing me in my perfect job!"

Jess – Product Design Engineer – Tamworth


"I have dealt with Proftech Talent for both recruitment in my previous management role and in my new role too. I find them extremely professional and good people to have in your corner either as someone recruiting or as a job seeker. They have amazing industry knowledge and a great way of only placing people they know are a fit for the job role."

Andrea – Sales Professional – Derby


"We view Proftech as a fundamental part of our recruitment process, they have successfully found a number of critical hires since we engaged with them and they have really taken the time to get to know our business and culture resulting in a great partnership."

Terri Reeves - HR Assistant - HIB


"ProfTech Talent offered us a unique and personalised service. They took the time to fully understand what we do, our objectives and our new role, and then went in search of the kind of person suitable for our business. They filled our position within 5 days and we couldn’t be happier with our new Senior Sales Executive. Thank you ProfTech for helping us build a better and stronger team. Clearly the professional experts in recruitment!"

Gemma Payne - Operations Director - Auction News, Derby.


"I have nothing but positive things to say about Proftech Talent and the time they invested in me. Their friendly, open and honest approach stood out and their personal touch and speed of response made me feel valued as a candidate. I would not hesitate to work with Proftech Talent again, both as a candidate and as a client."

Helen – Senior HR – Telford


"I had an excellent experience at Proftech Talent. They were extremely professional, on the ball and of great support during my application. Would definitely recommend using this company for helping you find a new job."

Robert – Graphic Designer – Tamworth


"Proftech Talent have filled numerous engineering and technical roles for us over the years we have been working with them. They have the best success rate of the agencies on our PSL and are our go-to agency for all of our STEM roles. They have the rare combination of a personalised, tailored service with delivery of real results. I have found every member of the team professional, helpful and communicative, and would happily recommend them."

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