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    £25000 - £29000 per annum

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    Elysia Charles

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    10 days ago

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Pod Talent are excited to be partnered up with a market leading international Consumer Goods company who are looking for a Purchasing Planner to join their team in South-West London.

In this role, you will be an important member of the procurement function, reporting to the Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager. You will be responsible for sourcing the best products from the best suppliers, at the best prices.

This is an excellent entry level opportunity for someone that has 1-2 years in a purchasing role and is willing to learn and develop on existing skills. This role has a great route of progression into a more specialised role. You will execute their twice-yearly brand range buys and deliver to margin and spend KPI's. Sustainability will be important to you, and you will drive the strategy with their key supplier partners.


In this role, you will be in charge of…

  • Working with the product development team

  • Own costing documents

  • Become an expert at Talking Tables current suppliers and product categories.

  • Lead with complex price negotiations

  • Raise purchase orders

  • Work closely and build strong relationships with stakeholders in the supply chain

  • Maintain supplier database and follow up new supplier leads.


For success in this role, I am looking for…

  • 1-2 years' experience within a purchasing role

  • Experience working directly with China, India and Europe

  • Ideally relevant product knowledge (sourcing: party products, gifts, homeware and paper table wear)

  • Excellent negotiating skills

  • Knowledge of onboarding suppliers

  • Have a passion for sustainability

  • Result focused

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.