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Buyer Technology Products

Salary Description:
£35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Location Description:
South West London, London
Job Function:
Employment Type:
Job Type:
18th July 2017
Start Date:
Bis Henderson Recruitment
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Our client is an exporter of digital network products and accessories to customers in EMEA markets. They are currently recruiting a Buyer to join their successful team and support expansion.

Role Responsibilities

* a proven track record in purchasing/buying preferably of technology products from leading manufacturers and suppliers
* Work with sales to provide accurate pricing and availability information

* ability to build and maintain strong business relationships with suppliers.

* Find solutions within the marketplace for requests where pricing request is not for core products
* Identifying and negotiating advantageous supplier agreement terms with leading global manufacturers and suppliers
* Ensuring all back orders are purchased at the lowest purchase price possible and best lead time to meet the business needs
* Stock Management - Ensuring a good level of Core stock is kept at all times and ensure stock profiling is done with sales on a monthly basis
* Maintain the company's competitive advantage as related to purchasing policy, by continually reviewing and ensuring we are purchasing at the best available price
* Managing logistics and negotiating SLAs with courier companies and optimising the best service and tariffs available in the marketplace
* Identify risks associated with strategies in the product portfolio, services and sales issues and recommend a course of action
* Establish existence of all supplier and third party agreements, defining standards and quality requirements. Check and verify these in relation to customer understanding, invoicing and service delivery
* Manage and refine systems and processes to maximise efficiency

Skills Required

* Supply busy sales team with best cost price and product availability
* Help company win urgent and price sensitive back to back customer orders
* Source networking product from network of global suppliers
* Negotiate strategically to get continually lower/better pricing and availability
* Maintain relationships with key suppliers
* Networking industry and/or broker background (desirable)
* English speaker, any other additional languages may be advantageous, particularly Mandarin

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