Junior Buyer

Graduate / Junior Buyer

Location Poole, Dorset
Salary £20000 to £25000

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…

As well as success, job satisfaction, opportunities for training and self-development, you'll also get; 

• Starting salary £20,000 - £25,000 DOE

• Competitive pension, life assurance and employee assistance programme 

• An online discount membership giving you preferential rates for high street shops, supermarkets, restaurant, hotel, car hire and much more

• Flexi-time, employee recognition awards, long service bonuses, rising holiday allowance and company and team events

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!

To apply, simply hit the button and you will be transferred to our application portal. All you need to do is enter your email address and select a password to create an account and apply. Once you are logged in you'll be asked for your contact details and to upload a CV. The whole process will take 2-3 minutes.

What do we offer?

  • Talented and Supportive Teams
  • Investment in Training and Development
  • A Reward and Recognition Scheme
  • Staff Events and Competitions
  • Length of Service Awards
  • Bonuses and Uncapped Commission
  • Opportunities to travel
  • Support for Professional Qualifications
  • Pensions, Life Assurance and Company Sick Pay
  • Up To 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Free Parking and a Company Discounts Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

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