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Indirect Materials & Services Junior Buyer

Job Reference: 201127

Employer/Agency Name: Acorn Recruitment Limited

Location: --Salford

Job Sector: Food, FMCG; Operations

Salary/Package: £24.576k-£29.568k

Duration: 6 months

Date Posted: 10/04/2018

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Acorn Recruitment is currently recruiting an Indirect Materials & Services Junior Buyer for our client in Irlam.



The Role:

Initially on a temporary 6 month contract.

Our client is dedicated in servicing the printing and packaging industry on a global scale.

As the Indirect Materials & Services Junior Buyer you would be responsible for:

* The administration, sourcing and purchasing of all regular spend in the UK region for later to determine categories like Lease, MRO, Waste, PPE and Secondary packaging.
* Working to agreed working capital targets whilst ensuring raw materials are in place within an ever-moving production plan.
* Act as an operational interface between the business and providers of services.
* Handle supplier invoice queries.
* Building and maintaining good relationships with both internal customers and external suppliers.
* Tracking internal procedures and reporting on key metrics.
* Negotiating and agreeing contracts in-line with internal procedures.
* Identifying opportunities within the portfolio to reduce overall costs (both P&L and balance sheets) and where appropriate the number of vendors.
* Occasionally working at our other site’s in the Midlands and North Wales.
* Reporting to the Director who is based in Holland.

Who we’re looking for:

* Bright, energetic and enthusiastic procurement professional with experience working in an international (matrix) organisation.
* You possess procurement experience with the most common Indirect Materials and Service categories.
* Strong interpersonal, analytic, influencing and negotiating skills.
* Ability to multitask and to have a “can do” attitude.
* Ability to work alone but to also be part of a larger team.
* IT literate - intermediate / advanced Excel skills.
* Sound commercial and financial awareness.
* Candidate must have a driving licence.

** Immediate starts are available **



The hours of work for this role are:

* Monday to Friday - 9am - 5pm (1 hour lunch).
* Flexibility is essential due to occasional travel to other sites.

The rate of pay is:

* Between £12.80 - 15.40 per hour dependent on experience.

Please note this position starts out on a temporary six month contract but may lead to a permanent role.

If you’re interested in this exciting role then please apply below.

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