Junior Horticulture Buyer

Boningale Nurseries
Wolverhampton, WV7 3AT
Dependant on experience
Closing date
8 Feb 2021
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Job Details

Boningale Nurseries is one of the leading suppliers of ornamental plants to the domestic and commercial landscaping market. As a result of continued growth, we are looking to strengthen our team and currently have a vacancy for a Junior Horticulture Buyer.

The right candidate will be required to source stock of the correct quality, quantity and cost in a timely manner, so that agreed stock levels and orders can be fulfilled as required.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all areas of the buying process as required by the Purchasing Manager.
  • Build and maintain good relationships with existing and new suppliers.
  • Raising buying lists and communicating requirements with suppliers.
  • To help with the continual updating of the knowledge base of our Purchasing, Sales & Marketing teams regarding our Suppliers current range of items and scope for future growth.
  • Develop and maintain catalogues of information regarding suppliers’ range of supply and prices.
  • Working with the Purchasing Manager source and develop communications and build relationships with possible new suppliers for supply of new and existing items.
  • To assist the Purchasing Manager with the supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability.
  • Ensure the quality and specification of all items purchased meet or exceed that agreed with the Suppliers.
  • Working closely with the Purchasing Manager and our supply base, continuously review and forecast market trends and identify changes which could affect margins, reporting movements to the business in a timely manner.
  • To work with a continuous improvement mind set engaging with other functions within the Supply Chain to deliver measurable savings that are beneficial to the company.
  • Liaising with the Customer Service and Despatch Team to ensure the smooth running of both Goods – Inwards and the Despatch operation.
  • Support with purchasing, the negotiation and tendering process in other business areas such as In-Direct contracts, Transport and Logistics, office equipment and consumables on an ad hoc basis.
  • Working with the Purchasing team identify solutions and possible suppliers of short-term supply item issues.
  • Strive for improved efficiencies within the Purchasing process.
  • Maintaining stock levels to agreed Min/ Max levels.

Skills required:

  • Horticultural knowledge is essential
  • Highly organised and have the ability to prioritise and allocate time effectively
  • Multitasking ability
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills  Knowledge of purchasing and supply chain systems, like MRP/ERP systems would be an advantage
  • Strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • IT skills specifically in Microsoft office and Excel
  • A self-motivated individual who can work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Full driving licence​

Extra info:

  • Office based role
  • Normal working hours are 8.00-17.00 Monday to Friday (working additional hours as necessary during peak times)
  • Salary dependant on experience
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays

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