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Reporting to: Joint Managing Director
Location: Crewe
Type: Permanent/ Full Time/ 40 hours per week
Salary: Competitive

Summary of Role:
Due to the continued growth and success of our eCommerce business, we are looking to appoint a talented Buyer within our vibrant and commercially focused Operations team.

Reporting to the Joint Managing Director and working alongside the management team, the successful candidate will be responsible for the purchasing of a range of printer hardware and inkjet consumables, ensuring optimum quality and price for the consumer.

While meeting agreed targets, you will manage supplier relationships in order to maintain our exceptional product quality and competitive market position.

Internally, you will create open inter-departmental relationships in order to provide an excellent customer experience.

You will strongly contribute to the smooth running and profitability of the business as a whole.

Although this role is based in Crewe, some travel is required; a flexible approach to meet the needs of the business will be expected.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
, Manage daily availability of products, ensuring maximum product availability.
, Develop and expand the company's own brand proposition.
, Forecast product sales in line with company targets, monthly trends and product promotions.
, Ensure that we are first to market with new and emerging products.
, Confirm the timely delivery of stock in line with consumer requirement.
, Negotiate the purchase price of existing and new products.

Monitor the performance of all suppliers and products.
, Consider currency variations, production and logistics variables to ensure that products remain profitable.
, Identify potential new suppliers and engage at international trade shows.
, Manage the internal cartridge recycling function, set clear objectives and offer support and guidance.
, Fully utilise all available reports to develop knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding stock and margin.
, Build relationships with departmental heads and internal team members.

, Report potential difficulties and maintain a high standard of professionalism in communications.
, Adhere to the company's policies, values and procedures.

Competencies Required
, Ideally you are currently working as a Buyer or Junior Buyer, ready to take the next step in your career.
, Relevant degree/ HND
, Able to demonstrate the capacity to work at a strategic purchasing level.

Skills Required:
, Naturally positive communicator.
, Very confident with Excel and Microsoft systems.
, Strong negotiation skills.

, Commercial awareness and the ability to build key relationships with suppliers.
, Excellent organisational skills.
, Highly numerate with a good eye for accuracy.
, Experience of product management software and data feeds.
, Driven to achieve key business objectives.

We Offer:
, Competitive salary with pension scheme.
, Great prospects, training and opportunities for advancement.
, 28 days holiday, which increases by one day every full year worked with the company.
, Free parking with easy access to rail and bus routes.
, Fun and exciting social events.
, An intelligent, good humoured and modern thinking work force.
, Generous long service cash rewards at 5,7.5,10,12.5,15,17.5 & 20 years' service.

If you are interested in joining a company that values its people and has a clear focus on growing, developing, and retaining its people as well as work in a great, friendly work culture then send your C.V and a covering letter by clicking "APPLY"