Project Buyer

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Bedfordshire | Ref: BBBH24877

£28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

Project Buyer
£28,000 - 35,000

Role Profile

Are you a 'Can-do' multi-tasker with experience Buying from both domestic and over-seas suppliers? Are you looking to develop and utilise your global importing/freight knowledge within a fast-growing business. Would you like the potential to build your own team? Working with our Bedfordshire based client you would be buying and importing the structural raw materials for in-store retail displays from Eastern Europe and Asia.


  • Managing new and repeat projects including selecting suppliers, prototyping, evaluating cost of acquisition, negotiation, production/manufacturing and logistics.
  • Planning work throughput, responding to and controlling change to ensure appropriate prioritisation of tasks.
  • Ownership of purchasing budgets process ensuring that contracted costs are delivered and met, to work with suppliers and Supply Chain to maintain best price.
  • Ensuring appropriate QA is maintained throughout the supply chain.
  • Planning and overseeing on-site operations, where necessary.
  • Present Estimates in a concise and clear manner within agreed timescales, highlighting any applicable lead time issues and exclusions.
  • Build key relationships within supply chain and internal stakeholders.
  • Source, evaluate, recommend and develop potential suppliers.

Skills & Experience

  • You will be an experienced Buyer within a similar industry, holding a good understanding of metal/joinery/plastics (construction) processes.
  • Knowledge of Import/Export documentation and processes and all modes of transport would be an advantage.
  • Qualifications/education in Business and Finance or a Technical discipline as advantage.
  • Direct experience of both domestic and over-seas supplier management, in particular Asia and Europe.
  • Show a sound knowledge of figures and be commercially aware.
  • Able to understand Technical Drawings and work with suppliers to achieve required specifications.
  • Good working knowledge of a range of industry materials within retail.

Client information

Our Bedfordshire based client is a growing manufacturer of retail; store front displays, with offices across the world.


Circa £28-30k for more inexperienced Buyers looking to develop, £33-35k for more senior candidates. 25 Holiday + Bank holidays, Life Insurance, government pension, potential visits to China & Turkey

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