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Portsmouth Buyer

VACANCY: Buyer - Portsmouth

Location: Portsmouth

Due to growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join one of the fastest-growing, most innovative packaging companies in the UK and embark on the path towards a successful and rewarding career.

Sitting within the commercial team, this full-time purchasing role is to provide buying expertise to support to commercial team, all within in a fast-moving B2B environment. You will be required to demonstrate exceptional organisational skills paired with highly efficient and accurate administrative ability.

Specific Responsibilities: -

We’re looking for a Buyer to join our team in Portsmouth. As part of the Commercial department your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting stock control and administration duties
  • Supporting tenders, product enquiries and ad-hoc project work.
  • Reporting and statistical analysis / end to end thinking
  • Sourcing and negotiating with existing suppliers

Requirements: -

Be outgoing, positive and have excellent communication skills, particularly on the telephone

  • Have a can do attitude and be looking to progress within the role
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, in order to be a flexible and supportive member of the team
  • Have good time management, prioritisation, negotiation & organisational skills
  • Have an ethical approach to business and relationship building
  • Be able to understand and effectively follow company process and procedure
  • Have a strong desire to improve the supplier/ customer experience
  • Demonstrate strong ability with Microsoft Office products, with an emphasis on Excel
  • Show willingness for continuous improvement within the role and to go the extra mile across the board.

Benefits include: -

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • The option to become a shareholder in the business after 6 months employment
  • Health Cash plan
  • Life assurance
  • Westfield Rewards – discounts on travel, internet retailers & gym memberships
  • Great career development opportunities for the right person

Please send applications with a covering letter to Richard Anderton, Managing Partner, Kite Packaging.  randerton@kitepackaging.co.uk