Buyer (London)

  • Date:22 July 2020
  • Place of work: Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Start:                           August 2020

Terms:                        Permanent

Reports to:                Procurement manager

Salary:                         According to experience and competence

Benefits:                    Contribution to TFL subscription (Zone 1/2)

Location:                    London, Mayfair

Date of issue:           21/07/2020



Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate will take part to and support the procurement activity services related of spare parts for industrial equipment (oil & Gas and petrochemical) performed by the British branch on behalf of the Italian group.

The purpose of the Buyer/Logistic assistant is to contribute to the delivery of the purchasing strategy.

The successful candidate will ensure the supply chain is managed in a pro-active, robust and outcome led way. You will be required strong motivation, communication and negotiation skills to perform in a dynamic and demanding work environment.

Main duties:

  • Managing new enquiries: including selecting suppliers, evaluating total cost of acquisition, negotiation, production/manufacturing and logistics. Planning work throughput, responding to and controlling change to ensure appropriate prioritisation of tasks.
  • Ensure proper use of the procurement procedures and follow up administration.
  • Effectively manage budget of purchasing process to maintain best price.
  • Lead the projects to make them happen, problem solving, trouble shooting, risk assessments, offering up solutions, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget and to required quality levels.
  • Ensuring appropriate quality assurance is maintained.
  • Maintain standards, polices, documentation, systems and procedures to ensure the continued development of the supply function.



Knowledge & Qualifications

  • University degree


  • 1-3 year experience as buyer, purchasing/procurement process. Best in industrial context

Skills and abilities

  • Proficiency of common software packages
  • MS Excel expert
  • Able to deal quickly and effectively with large amount of information
  • Well organised, methodical, patient, determined, used to stressful situations
  • Attention to details and correct execution of processes. Rigorous attitude to the tasks
  • Sharp communication skills
  • Fluent English
  • Fluent Italian

Special note

The candidates must have the right to work in the UK.