Mandarin Speaking Buyer

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Slough, Berkshire | Ref: BBBH20929

£30000.00 - £35000 per annum + 25 days + Bank Holiday, Pension, Shares

Mandarin Speaking Buyer


£30,000 - £35,000

Role Profile

Are you passionate about Purchasing and want to be part of a FTSE-100 business? Are you a Mandarin speaker looking to put their language skills to use in their career? Our client is a well-established Manufacturing company based in Slough who are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to join their Purchasing function due to growth! With great career opportunities within the group and a heavy investment on staff training, you will be aided in your CIPS qualification and provided with a lot of internal training to run alongside this, it is a great opportunity for someone looking to progress their career and gain well recognized qualifications along the way!


Some of the major pros presented to you in this role:

  • Funding to complete your CIPS qualifications.
  • Plenty of internal training to help you hit the ground running.
  • Company shares along with annual dividends.
  • Travel to the far east once - twice per year.


The main responsibilities you will have:

  • Develop new supplier relationships across the Asian supply chain while managing existing supplier relationships.
  • Identify saving opportunities through a variety of categories.
  • Work closely with suppliers to establish strong relationships to improve negotiations on price and delivery.
  • Stakeholder engagement to keep key stakeholders up to date with any supplier developments.
  • MRP and ERP process assistance.
  • Have a regard for customer expectations and production schedules.


The specific traits that you will have:

  • A hands-on attitude and 'no problem' approach.
  • Thorough eye for detail.
  • Desire and ability to take responsibility.
  • Creative thinker.
  • Approachable, enthusiastic, likeable, great team-mate.
  • Ambitious, driven by success and progression.
  • KPI driven and results focussed.
  • Positive, resilient and self-starter.


Specific experience required from you:

  • 2-4 years' experience in Purchasing, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Fluent Mandarin is essential.
  • Experience of ERP and MRP systems.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of SAGE preferable but not required.

Client information

Our client is a rapidly growing Manufacturing company featured in FTSE-100 based in Slough.


£30,000 - £35,000

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