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Our client is an award winning, market leader in the Signage / Graphics industry. They are a large Leeds based company with a varied blue chip customer base that encompasses sectors including retail, banking, automotive, licensed trade and more. Long established and led by a team that are at the forefront of the sector, this company provides for some of the biggest companies in the country.


They are growing from strength to strength and are looking for a Junior Buyer / Purchasing Assistant to come on board to work on a variety of new and ongoing projects.


The successful candidate will sit within the purchasing team and support the department with various projects.


Junior Buyer

Job Summary;


The successful candidate will sit within the Purchasing team and support the department with various projects. You will work alongside other buyers for the entire brand on external and internal products for signage and print as well as some independent projects.


They are looking for someone who can demonstrate a keen desire to learn and does not require too much experience as they will provide full training.


Purchasing Assistant

Core responsibilities;


•      Carry out professional buying practices with the aim to achieve agreed targeted cost reductions in both cost of sales and overhead areas.

•      Benchmark current supplier spends, prices and terms and conditions.

•      Negotiate new and existing supplier terms and conditions.

•      Implement and maintain an authorised supplier system to include service level agreements.

•      Audit current supplier and assess their abilities on price and delivery targets.

•      Investigate and introduce an annual supplier spend rebate with key suppliers.

•      Source new suppliers for standard production items.

•      Investigate and source overseas suppliers as required.

•      Create and maintain a database of suppliers for standard and bespoke items.

•      Become involved in make or buy decisions and costing.

•      Investigate and highlight area within the business were process currently bought in could be manufactured /assembled in house.

•      Liaise with all departments as appropriate to overcome issues experienced by suppliers & manufacturers.

•      Ensure product meets all relevant safety and test legislation.

•      Initiate regular vendor assessment procedures to establishment the capabilities of any potential manufacturers.

•      Involvement in sourcing of products and technologies where appropriate.

•      Perform one off project management tasks as requested.

•      Keep the company updated with all latest product safety legislation requirements.

•      Involvement in development and direct sourcing for defined B.O.M items.

•      Day to Day buying of raw materials, services, part finished products and completed products.

•      Progressing orders.

•      Supporting the Purchasing Executive in strategic purchasing exercises.


Junior Purchasing

Required Skills:


As Junior Buyer / Purchasing Assistant you will have the following Experience and Qualifications:


•      enthusiasm, communication skills and ability to work competently under pressure are essential;

•      rapid learner - the successful applicant will receive on the job training;

•      Excellent attention to detail and an eye for consistency;

•      Methodical, logical and process driven approach;

•      Ability to work to tight deadlines and prioritise your workload;

•      Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

•      Signage knowledge would be an advantage.


You will have some experience within a similar role and have relevant qualifications as well as being fully conversant with Microsoft Office.


What’s in it for you apart from an amazing job opportunity?


There is lots of scope for progression, with a clear path to promotion along with plenty of scope for personal growth. High quality service, innovation and job satisfaction is vital to them and they know that the most important asset they have is their staff which means so apply asap for a chance of an interview.


They are looking for someone who is ready to advance their career within an exciting, technically strong company that has some amazing brands and sites to work on.

The company has a great, long-term view for all of their people and constantly provide support, development and progression.


This role is perfect for someone who is looking for variety, the chance to learn new skills and be involved in some great projects.


Keywords: Signage design, signage manufacture, junior buyer, buyer, purchasing assistant, purchasing, branding, outdoor advertising, retail design, display.


Commutable from: Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax, Dewsbury, Harrogate, Wakefield, York, West Yorkshire.

Junior Buyer / Purchasing Assistant - Signage 5097 NHSCO8 Leeds

  • There is lots of scope for progression, with a clear path to promotion along with plenty of scope for personal growth

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