Junior Buyer

Junior Buyer

Location Poole, Dorset
Salary £18000 to £20000

We have the ideal opportunity for a bright trainee or graduate with aspirations of becoming a Technical Buyer, Purchasing Manager, Sourcing or Procurement Specialist or Supply Chain Coordinator.

This full-time role is based in our Poole head office. This is not just a job, it’s a chance to build a career within technical and engineering procurement.

Is this a company you can build your career with? 

You will be supported by our 28 years of experience and will benefit from the knowledge that has been built up through our growth so far; thriving through two recessions and expanding into Europe and the USA. Like many successful companies in the industry, we know that continued evolution and innovation are vital, so you'll be joining a forward-thinking culture, a place where you can learn and progress, but also be supported in implementing your own ideas. 

What will your role be? 

You will be providing support to our buyers, and together, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day procurement and timely delivery of the materials and services to the wider TestLink team. This role comes with a wide and varied remit, with tasks as diverse as sourcing hard-to-find rare parts, compiling stock reports, processing and expediting purchase orders, credit card reconciliation and liaising with suppliers and colleagues to ensure deadlines and targets are met.

Is this role right for you? 

To succeed in this role, you’ll need good organisational skills, great attention to detail and strong communication skills. You will be comfortable phoning suppliers to ask for information and updates and keen to learn how to negotiate effectively. This is a proactive role and would suit you if you have a passion for business or engineering and want to help improve business processes and increase profitability. 

If you have a relevant qualification or degree, great. If it's in a business or engineering discipline, even better. If you already have purchasing or sourcing experience, perfect! But if you don't, let's arrange a chat and we can discuss how your skills and experience could help TestLink grow. 

The Package

In addition to success, job satisfaction, opportunities for training and self-development, you'll also get; 

  • A competitive Salary of £18,000 - £20,000 depending on experience
  • 23 days holiday, rising with service, plus all bank holidays
  • A range of company benefits including, a company pension contribution, Life Assurance, Reward and Recognition scheme, length of service awards, free parking and more

If you are looking for a career with a company that rewards good work, empowers employees and provides opportunities for training and development, apply now!

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What can you offer me?

  • Supportive Teams
  • Trailblazing Apprenticeship Schemes
  • Beautiful, south coast location
  • We have loads of fun - in & out of work
  • Monthly Staff Competitions
  • Free Parking 
  • Rewards & Recognition
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Work with big brands such as Santander
  • Opportunity to travel

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