Buyer – Geel

Job description

You will be responsible for the sourcing of stock and/or non-stock items from new and existing Suppliers in line with agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and internal procedure(s). As a front facing representative of IESA you will be responsible for the availability of products of which will be bought both effectively and efficiently in order to deliver savings to the Client.

Your duties will involve

  • To source stock and/or non-stock items on request of the Client in line with agreed Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and internal procedure(s).
  • To obtain quote requests for new items and to amend Purchase Information Records (PIRs) accordingly
  • To effectively and proactively identify and rectify price variances and potential lead time issues
  • To efficiently respond to plant stopper situations and urgent items requests received from the Client
  • Identify and where required on-board potential suppliers within local and international markets, which meet the minimum selection criteria of the company
  • To liaise directly with the Procurement department with respect to additional product information where necessary
  • To consistently deliver exceptional customer service and maintain a professional and courteous relationship with the Client and Suppliers
  • To carry out such other duties which are consistent with the nature and responsibilities of the job role

Experience required

  • Experience of working within a fast-paced, high transactional purchasing environment
  • Previous buying experience in an engineering or manufacturing environment desirable


Essential skills

  • Self-motivated together with a positive attitude to deliver excellent Client experience and satisfaction
  • A good team player with the ability to respond efficiently and effectively to the needs of the Client
  • Effective decision making and problem-solving skills through sound intuition and reasoning
  • Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong ICT skills with proficient use of Microsoft Office and preferably SAP
  • Strong organisational skills

Competencies Required

  • The ability to demonstrate and drive IESA’s Company values: Champion Change, Render Recognition, Embrace Partnership, Exude Pace, Deliver WOW
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and to strict deadlines within a rapidly changing business environment
  • The ability to reach compromise or agreement through strong persuasive negotiation skills

About us

IESA is one of Europe’s leading providers of Integrated Supply Solutions to manufacturing industries for the provision of MRO (indirect) products. Our portfolio consists of Procurement Services, Transactional Processing, Stores Management and Inventory Optimisation enabled by industry leading digital platforms. We deliver world class results to world class companies in industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Foods, Beverage, Automotive and Aerospace. We have more than tripled in size over the last six years growing our client spend from £80m to £300m. In May 2018, IESA agreed to be acquired by Electrocomponents plc. (LSE: ECM) are a global omni- channel solutions partner for industrial customers and suppliers. The acquisition of IESA enabled Electrocomponents to enhance and accelerate the group’s value-added services offering, giving it additional capabilities to service corporate customers who choose to outsource their MRO and indirect purchases and inventory management. At the heart of our culture our people are passionate about making a difference every day. We are committed to delivering world-class service to our clients to support our ambitious growth plans. Our values are embedded in our culture which are Champion Change, Render Recognition, Embrace Partnership, Exude Pace and Deliver WOW (CREED) and enable individuals to thrive in our fast-paced environment.


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