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Lead Buyer - 4 Day Week

Job Description

Stafffinders are delighted to be partnering with a market leading electrical manufacturing organisation, as they seek a driven and proactive Lead Buyer, to lead and oversee the Buying team.

This unique opportunity is a permanent, full-time position, with the incentive of offering a 4 day working week (7am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday). Meaning every weekend is a long weekend!


Your new employer

Situated on the north-western outskirts of Glasgow, you will be joining a true market leader in the world of electrical power systems, having been first established over 35 years ago our client continues to evolve and grow, with a key component in their success being the ongoing investment and development in their team. A work culture that is supportive and progressive, your new employer values their staff significantly.


Responsibilities in your new role

The Lead Buyer role is pivotal to the organisation, with key responsibilities including (but not limited to):

  • Leading the buying team to ensure that all stock is ordered in a timely manner, organising workload and attending meetings as required,
  • Work and maintain relationships with suppliers to reduce costs and lead times, whilst looking for opportunities to work with new suppliers,
  • Working closely and update other departments, including the accounts teams,
  • Raising, maintaining and managing quotations, purchase orders and outstanding orders in an effective and timely manner
  • Running reports including expediting and stock shortfall reports
  • Liaising with stores and management teams daily
  • Maintaining stock accuracy and updating stock records on stock ERP system (Sage 200)

Due to the nature of this role, client cannot offer hybrid or a WFH opportunity.


Your personality, experience and qualifications

Previous experience working in a technical buying role is essential, as is experience of leading a team. You should have a knowledge of Sage 200, as well as being competent in other IT and software packages, such as Microsoft.

To succeed, you should have excellent attention to detail, strong communication skills both written and verbal, as well as good organisational skills. Ability to work under pressure is a must and be flexible with workload and meeting deadlines.

Previous knowledge working in Electrical Switchgear or Electrical Manufacturing is desirable, but not essential.


Apply now!

Please send us an up-to-date copy of your CV. Candidates will be required to provide proof of right-to-work eligibility and up-to-date contact details for at least 2 references.

Stafffinders are acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.