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Raw Material Buyer

Raw Material Buyer

Our client is a global supplier of apparel. With a turnover exceeding £50 million they are they are a successful player in the market.

Based in Stockport, our client is looking for a talented and experienced raw material buyer to join their team.

Raw Material Buyer: the role:

You will be responsible for:

  • Manage and develop a comprehensive supplier base
  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers including price
  • Establish purchasing terms with all suppliers
  • Manage raw material stock at the factories and reduce dead stock
  • Support the CMT merchandising process 
  • Arrange regular meetings with main suppliers to discuss their product developments, innovations
  • Conduct benchmarks on fabrics/trims
  • Raise all purchase orders and call off orders and maintain dates in the ERP system
  • Manage price data on ERP solution
  • Arrange shipments to required suppliers
  • Update system and suppliers with due dates
  • Liaise with finance re supplier payments

Raw Material Buyer: the person:

The ideal candidate will be

  • Experienced in customs documentation and processes
  • Ability to react decisively under pressure
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, be self-driven and show initiative
  • Be able to work individually and as part of different teams, as required
  • Have intermediate/advanced IT skills – especially Microsoft Excel
  • Be confident and have a positive, professional, attitude

What is on offer: 

A competitive salary, company contributory pension, cycle to work scheme, free fresh fruit, continuous training and development, free on-site parking etc.

Applicants MUST be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Raw Material Buyer

Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, UK
Experienced Non-Manager
Competitive, dependent on experience

Published on 13 May 2021

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