Job Title: BUYER
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Banbury, Oxfordshire
Industry: Administration and Office Support
Reference: 7572_1641998260
Contact Name: Claire Gledhill
Contact Email:
Job Published: 12 January 2022
Job Description

Vibe Recruit are working with our client based on the outskirts of Banbury, Oxfordshire to recruit a Buyer with excellent purchasing experience. Our client seeks an individual who is proactive to join their growing team.

As a Buyer within this busy purchasing department, you will be responsible for ensuring products are ordered, paid for, and delivered in a timely manner. This is a very proactive position which includes excellent purchase and sales ledger experience along with chasing up orders via telephone and email.


* Salary £30k to £35k dependant on experience

* 25 days holiday.

* Standard workplace pension scheme.

* Staff discount scheme is cost price of goods + 10% (plus delivery and VAT).

General and Task Management

* Purchase goods, materials, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets

* Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations.

* Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities.

* Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation.

* Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities.

* Prepare reports and updates as and when required.

* Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements.

* Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of self, staff and visitors.

* Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation

and procurement best practice tools and methods.

* Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules.

* Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications.

* Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships.

* Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues.

Self Management

* Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies.

* Assertive, resilient and welcomes change.

* Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together.

* Proactively contributes to the team.

* Actively committed to the development of the team.

* Is self-aware and optimistic.

Skills and Attributes:

* Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers.

* Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills.

* Analytical, numerically astute with strong 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 the production,

manufacture and customer order fulfilment.

* Able to work well under pressure and handle emergency and stressful situations.

* Keen attention to detail and accuracy.

Vibe Recruit is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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