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Buyer and Stock Controller

  • Salary: Up to £25000.00 per annum
  • Location: Slough
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference J422

Our client is an established national supplier of premium products for Fine Dining, Pastry and Hospitality in the UK.

As a Buyer and Stock Controller you will predominantly be responsible for ensuring optimum stock levels are kept at all times and updating their computer systems ith correct information and working with other memebers of staff to ensure the standards of Food Safety and Hygiene are maintended as per their QA requirments.

Key Responsibilities:

- To assist the Procurement Manager to procure, negotiate and mitigate supply chain costs

- Review and release purchase orders for a discrete set of suppliers

- Analyse figures / forecasts prior to calculating order requirements in advance of predetermined stock holding parameters

- Ensure best practice stock control principles and practices are adhered to in line with company standards

- Monitor trends in the business to ensure that stock is available at all times; to service customer requirements

- To negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best possible trading terms; these would include: net prices, discounts, rebates, promotional support, growth incentives and payment terms

- Implement effective change to facilitate customer requirements

- To be familiar with, and adhere too, the respective QA processes affecting the department e.g. new item card creations

- Work with the Purchasing Manager to demonstrate initiative and insight by bringing forward relevant products and concepts to the NPD forum

Key Skills:

- Knowledge and experience of SAP (B1 preferable) and MRP systems.

- Literate, numerate and highly competent using Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

- Understanding and experience of stock category management, stock control and shelf-life constraints.

- Must be a team player, with a positive 'can-do' attitude.

- Must have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy and professionalism.

- Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with a confident telephone manner.

- Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions precisely and conscientiously with outstanding attention to detail.

- Self-motivation and tenacity to complete tasks to consistently high standards.

Please note that we will only contact those candidates that we assess as suitable for the positions we have currently available based on their experience, training and skills that they identify. If you do not hear from us within 5 working days from your registration, please accept our apologies but we are unable to help you on this occasion.

Bucks and Berks Recruitment is an equal opportunities employment agency and employment business that is serious about its compliance with legislation. Bucks and Berks is acting as an Employment Agency in relationship to this role (if the vacancy is for a permanent position) or is acting as a Recruitment Business in relationship to this role (if the role is for a temporary position).