Job vacancy - Graduate Buyer

Position: Graduate Buyer
Reference: PBacs26
Location: Newhaven
Salary: Dependent on experience

Job Title: Graduate Buyer


Commercially manage a base of suppliers:

  • Negotiating
  • Maintain Current Quotes and Contracts
  • Perform and document Supplier Appraisals and Performance reviews
  • Identify and implement corrective actions for non-performing suppliers
  • Identify and implement cost savings in line with factory and sourcing targets
  • Complete Document archiving and control
  • Provide cost analysis including benchmark data for suppliers

Assist and support the new product development process:

  • Issuing RFQ and/or RFI to suppliers
  • Sourcing new suppliers for new components
  • Ensure timely delivery of first-off samples and components
  • Order, track and expedite preproduction quantities

  • Data entry and maintenance
  • Raise and drive Product Change Requests
  • Deal with purchase price variance reporting
  • Compile vendor rating reports and generate month end figures
  • Support the planning function in achieving inventory targets through minimum order quantity
  • reductions, lead time reductions and supplier selection.
  • Support planning on extraordinary supply issues.


  • Strong and proven negotiating skills
  • Able to identify critical issues and prioritize workload effectively
  • Ability to work comfortably with both internal customers and external suppliers,
  • Identify key stakeholders and be able to obtain sponsorship and support
  • Strong skills in the use of Excel, Word & PowerPoint,
  • An eye for detail and ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Self-motivated and able to work to agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a stretching environment
  • Ideally working towards Sourcing (CIPS) qualification
  • Degree level qualification
  • Some travel may be required

ACS are recruiting for a Graduate Buyer If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Graduate Buyer please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Graduate Buyer It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Graduate Buyer with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Graduate Buyer role you desire.