Graduate Buyer

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1349787307-2
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Barclay Meade
  • Location: Southampton, Hampshire
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Retail & Consumer Products, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Procurement & Supply Chain, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Global business are looking to hire a recent graduate seeking a career in procurement. Graduate calibre, Junior Buyers can also be considered. Applicants should be seeking a progressive career within the procurement/supply chain space.MS Excel proficiency, required.

The Graduate Buyer will join a supportive and professional team of Buyers and Senior Buyers reporting to a Procurement Manager. This is an exciting chance to kick-start to boost your procurement career within a global organisation with a track record of staff development and promotion from within.

The role will focus on operational purchasing activities, building relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders (Engineering, Finance, Production, Shop Floor etc).

Specific duties of the Graduate Buyer include:

  • Management of the Purchase Order process
  • Regular liaison with suppliers over telephone, email, MS Teams etc
  • Supplier orderbook management
  • Update procurement department data in MS Excel and the company MRP/ERP system
  • Expedite suppliers for delivery dates and advise procurement colleagues of potential delays
  • Support Buyers and Senior Buyers with strategic procurement tasks and objectives

Graduate Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Previous experience in procurement, purchasing, supply chain or logistics advantageous
  • Team player and strong communicator - confident in dealing with colleagues at all levels.
  • Proactive, tenacious, self-starter
  • Confident MS Excel user- Pivot tables, VLOOKUP, formulas (whatif, sumif, countif)
  • Comfortable being on-site every day in the Southampton area (client has a 4.5 day working week)