Job Vacancy – Buyer / Stock Controller

Monday 10th November 2014

Job Specifications

  • Use company software to place back-to back orders and forward order stock for optimum availability
  • Negotiate discount and special pricing where appropriate for optimum cost advantage
  • Keep sales team informed of delivery issues and anticipate logistics issues
  • Create stock records and maintain 20,000 product database to ensure error-free operation
  • Regularise supplier returns to minimise build-up of slow-moving products
  • Develop reporting to calculate and set min / max stock ROLs
  • Assist sales team at busy times with customer enquiries and  order generation/fulfilment

Applicant Key Competencies

  • Speaks and writes clearly and articulately, not chatty or verbose.  Maintains standard in all communications including email
  • Does not let important details slip… methodical and accurate
  • Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Copes effectively with complexity and change
  • Effectively plans approach to negotiations, works out strategy and calculates best, likely and minimum outcomes. Carries out negotiation effectively and maintains relationships while achieving positive outcome.
  • Able to quickly learn and efficiently use company systems, comfortable with technology, able to interrogate and report on data, update and maintain information

Applicant Specifications – Essential

  • Track record of organisational development, delivering real performance improvements within an agreed strategy.
  • Authoritative in negotiation – makes positive impression quickly, and has excellent communication skills in person, orally and in writing.
  • Technical skills gained from years of experience in the procurement industry

Applicant Specifications – Ideal

  • A sound degree, HND or HNC in a technical discipline and evidence of educational success
  • An engineering background and/or experience in electrical engineering
  • Previous work experience within a major electrical components supplier
  • Easily commutable to Bourne End

In the first instance, please send your C.V.

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