Mercury Search and Selection

Print Buyer | POS – Print Management | Manchester

£30k - £40k+ dependent on experience, fantastic development role, structured career path.
15 Apr 2019
15 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Recent structural changes within our client have produced an exciting opening for an experienced Print Buyer with a proven background gained in the print manufacturing sector and/or POS display market.  This is a key position within the strategic sourcing team where you will be managing diverse projects and suppliers ensuring consistent commercial value is delivered. 

Print Buyer | POS – Print Management | Manchester | £30k - £40k+ dependent on experience

Holding a leading position in the market as part of a global group, this company is firmly established in its markets.  A multi-site operation offering fully integrated print solutions serving the retail sector, they have extensive in-house technology to produce fantastic, highly recognisable branded print.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Managing the supplier relationships and supporting the account management team to maximise gross profit margins through indepth understanding of the supply chain
  • Delivering measurable cost savings through supplier negotiation – ensuring the best deal is achieved for all parties
  • Working with suppliers across the UK, Europe and globally
  • Supporting the benchmarking and review of the supplier base in line with internal and client obligations on a regular basis
  • Ensuring all systems are kept up to date and that data is auditable and that savings are evaluated in line with the commercial strategy
  • Supporting the review and assessment of supply interruption risks, taking necessary action to mitigate/manage such risks

Key attributes required:

  • The successful candidate will have experience in print and managed services and have exceptional commercial acumen
  • Potentially you will have a background in estimating/outsourcing within a print/POS manufacturing environment and an excellent understanding of POS – 2D/3D, temporary and permanent
  • Strong negotiation skills, ability to manage suppliers effectively
  • Analytical mind with experience in using Excel spreadsheets
  • CIPS qualification or desire to work towards this

If you feel you have the skills to do this role, then we would like to hear from you!  This is a fantastic role where you will be given a structured development path and the opportunity to focus and grow your career in procurement.

Contact us for further details.

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