Harrison Scott Associates

Print Buyer

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£Competitive Salary
20 Sep 2018
20 Oct 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Due to significant growth within one of our major clients we are looking to recruit an addition to their successful Print team.  Ideally, we want a seasoned print buyer however the client is open to consider candidates in other commercial roles eg Estimator. Key responsibilities 
• Manage effectively daily work to lists for RFQs/enquiries and orders in accordance to SLAs
• Produce clear and timely purchase specifications & instructions to suppliers & client departments
• Ensure the Vendor Management System (VMS) in kept up to date in particular within the Web Print category
• Use creative & imaginative ideas for waste reduction and savings
• Use Excel to build tables and matrices to summarize information
• Manage data by sorting, filtering and basic calculation/statistical functions
• Ensure each order placed is delivered; On time, in budget, to the required quality/specification
• Identify, build and manage a specialist network of 'best in class' suppliers
• Ensure supplier appraisals are performed & uploaded to the Vendor Manager, managing supplier performance
• Negotiates with suppliers to achieve best value within quality & time SLAs
• Manages and remedies supplier issues including quality, late deliveries
• Work to departmental procedures and workflow
• Assists account management in decision making for placing jobs internally/externally based on capability Skills required
The successful candidate should:
• 2 years’ experience within a similar role, with experience of Print purchasing or estimating.
• Have a working knowledge and understanding of MIS systems, tools and calculators
• Commercial awareness & focus
• Print related Services background

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