Joerns Healthcare is a leading manufacturer and national service provider of patient handling products to the Healthcare Industry. We are recruiting for a Junior Buyer to join our Purchasing Team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in a team of 4 which consists of a Buyer and a Purchasing Assistant, you will:
Manage supplier relationships, dealing with order queries & invoice queries, outstanding orders, urgent requirements, providing forecast data
Raise purchase orders to suppliers through Exact Globe and Slimstock
Review out of stock parts and chase accordingly, reviewing and negotiating all Freight options
Support with current projects liaising with suppliers and dealing with DCO’s, providing bi-weekly updates to the Senior management team
Communicate internally, providing updates on Inventory and shipments to the core Operations of the Business
Help manage the shared purchasing inbox, ensuring all emails are answered within a reasonable time frame
Support with Imports – Previous knowledge preferred / understanding of Imports process, however training will be provided
Confident dealing both with internal colleagues and suppliers
Excellent communication skills verbally and written
Fluent English speaker
Team player – be able too work well as part of a team, but also use their own initiative when required.
Methodical and good attention to detail
A minimum of 1 year of purchasing experience is preferred
High proficiency in Excel and Outlook
Contract: 14 month Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: This post is for 35 hours per week. Mon – Thur 09:00 – 17:00 and Friday 9:00– 14:00
Salary & Benefits: Negotiable depending on experience. 25 Days Pro Rata annual leave, plus bank holidays, autoenrollment pension, Healthcare cash plan, life insurance.
Start date: April 2021
Location : This position is based on site in Drakes Broughton, Pershore, Worcestershire
Employees are classed as key workers
This role is office based but there may be some remote working depending on the COVID restrictions in place at the time
Reports to: Due to Maternity leave, our Purchasing team are currently reporting to the UK Financial Controller.
Onboarding & Training : The first 4-6 weeks of this role will be spent with the Junior Buyer who will be going on Maternity Leave and so a full handover will be completed. All training for this role will be conducted in the office. COVID safe ways of working and social distancing procedures will be adhered to
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