Future Recruitment Ltd

Buyer - Print

Location
Cheshire
Salary
Up to £35K + 25 Days Holiday
Posted
11 May 2017
Closes
10 Jun 2017
Ref
PT2009
Contact
Clare Devlin
Function
Buying, Estimating
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


Up to £35K + 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + Life Assurance + Dental Care Scheme + Childcare Vouchers + Cycle to Work Scheme + Retail Cashback Scheme + Xmas Saving Scheme

Our client is a successful print and direct mail company based in the North West. They have extensive in-house kit and an enviable client list.

They are currently looking for a Print Buyer to join their team. This role will involve purchasing print & print related services whilst also managing and overseeing various print projects.

Responsibilities:
  • Manage effectively daily work to lists for enquiries and orders in accordance to SLAs
  • Produce clear and timely purchase specifications and instructions to suppliers' and departments
  • Ensure the Vendor Management System is kept up to date in particular within the Web Print category
  • Use creative and imaginative ideas for waste reduction and savings
  • Use Microsoft Excel to build tables and matrices to summarise information
  • Manage data by sorting, filtering and basic calculation / statistical functions
  • Ensure each order placed is delivered; on time, in budget and to the required quality / specification
  • Identify, build and manage a specialist network of 'best in class' suppliers
  • Ensure supplier appraisals are performed and uploaded to the Vendor Manager, managing supplier performance
  • Negotiates with suppliers to achieve best value within quality and time SLAs
  • Manages and remedies supplier issues including quality and late deliveries
  • Work to departmental procedures and workflow
  • Assist account management in decision making for placing jobs internally / externally based on capability


Requirements:
  • 2 years' experience within a similar role, with experience of print purchasing
  • Have a working knowledge and understanding of the MIS systems, tools and calculators
  • Commercial awareness & focus
  • Background and experience in print / print related services