At Exertis, we thrive in a company culture that is driven to deliver more for customers. Our employees are committed, proactive and motivated.
This dynamic environment contributes to a thriving growth-focused culture throughout Exertis, providing many career opportunities that span sales, commercial and corporate activities
Proactively forecast and order stock to the requirements of the business. Maintain the financial integrity of the stock profile.
Build relationships with key vendors to ensure growth. Operate within the parameters of the business in relation to stock / aged targets and key purchasing metrics.
As a buyer you will :
Be responsible for all stock replenishment on run rate product.
Forecasting stock as required
Support and interrogate all customer forecasts
Negotiate, maintain and improve all terms and pricing with supplier
Take ownership of vendor issues and look for process and efficiency improvements
Raise, get approved and send purchase orders to suppliers, whilst adhering to all relevant procedures
Resolve queries or discrepancies on supplier invoices
Ensure all price protections and claims are communicated to the vendor bid team.
Plan and report end of month forecast stock holding on a weekly basis
Complete aged stock reporting and attend weekly meetings
Maintain supplier relationships, organise and attend regular meetings and QBR's
Delegation of tasks to the Assistant Buyers
Performance Measures :
Key Interfaces :
All internal departments
Nominated business partners / suppliers
Minimum 3 years buying experience
3 years' experience of working within distribution or vendor responsible for Channel preferred
Skills & Aptitude :
Excellent Communication skills
Planning & Organisation
Flexibility, adaptability & Initiative
Confidence & Determination
Good administrative skills.
Demonstrate a strong awareness of and commitment to Ethics and Compliance and the Group Business Conduct Guidelines.
Highly numerate / literate
IT Skills consisting of Microsoft Word, Excel
General Secondary Education