Buyer

Buyer

Buyer

ITAB UK – Hemel Hempstead

About the position

ITAB UK is a unique ‘shop concept’ organisation offering in-house production and shop-fitting solutions to the retail industry. Our team of nearly three hundred people operate from four UK production and warehouse centres, which provide leading design and project management services. The ITAB organisation extends into seventeen countries, including China and the USA, where we deliver turnkey solutions to other global retailers.

This role will include:

  • Analyse and interrogate MRP requisitions on a daily basis taking necessary actions to satisfy demand by a variety of methods to suit business needs across all product categories including indirect, i.e. waste, consumables
  • Place orders and progress/chase to ensure goods are available to meet quality, delivery and business requirements
  • Optimise levels of stock-holding and inventory investment to minimise inventory losses due to deterioration, obsolescence and other causes
  • Manage supplier day to day liaison and report areas of concern or excellence
  • Build and maintain partnerships with the supply chain overseas and in the UK, maintaining effective and regular communication
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the Strategic Managers ensuring that all aspects of supply, inventory and policy are discussed and agreed
  • Work closely to support internal customers and design engineers to source new and existing products to satisfy end customer expectation
  • Coordinate inbound shipments from both Asia and Europe
  • Support the RFQ process

We ask:

  • 4-5 years’ experience - preferably within a purchasing and project management or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to utilise effective negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Knowledge of warehouse processes and inventory management
  • Familiarity with production parts and supplier manufacturing processes
  • Good numeracy and analytical skills
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Knowledge and experience of working and developing MRP systems
  • Experience with procuring from the Far East is advantageous

We offer

  • Working within a professional team that fully dedicates itself to a common goal
  • ITAB values & way of working: ACT - Think Ahead, Think Consumer, Think Together

Application and contact

  • Welcome to apply before 24/01/2020
  • Please note that our applications are handled ongoing throughout the process and we accept applications via our website or to HR.  Apply for this job or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Attention Recruitment Agencies: We do not accept speculative CVs or calls from agencies who are not registered with ITAB UK LTD as a Preferred Supplier. 

ITAB UK Ltd is part of ITAB Group.  ITAB Group sells, designs, develops, manufactures and installs complete shop concepts for retail chain stores. With our expertise, long-term relations and innovative solutions ITAB is at the forefront as partner in the retail business.

ITAB offers career opportunities in an international workplace and strives for diversity and good working conditions. Together we are creating the ultimate shopping experience, close to you! Please find out more at www.itab.com. 

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Field of competence

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom

Swallowdale Lane
HP2 7EB Hemel Hempstead Directions +44 1442 419 419

​Future is now!​

 

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Great career opportunities

ITAB operates in an international market in a fast-paced industry. We collaborate and continuously innovate for a sustainable future – for business, people and environment. 

Employees at ITAB have a great opportunity to develop and pursue careers locally as well as globally within the Group. 

We believe in people making a difference. To enable and enhance leadership, business creation and networking, ITAB has designed tailor-made training programs. "We are ITAB" for all employees, "ITAB Academy" for talents and "ITAB ACT Executive program" for leaders.  

ITAB is endeavoring to achieve good working conditions and to be an attractive, equal-opportunity, safe and healthy workplace. 

"Creating the ultimate shopping experience, close to you"


We are an international team constantly developing in line with a changing market. One of the key factors to enable ITABs full potential is the people within the Group. We aim to lead the way, with a passion for continuously creating an inspiring, innovative and sustainable shopping experience. Our success is based on entrepreneurial thinking, commitment and responsibility.

Our common way of working is to stay curious, to be creative and find smart, innovative solutions – Think Ahead. 

With passion for the market and retail business we will offer the ultimate shopping experience to our customers by understanding the consumers different ways of shopping – Think Consumer. 

ITAB is global with local competence and presence. We are building on close relations, collaborating within the Group as well as with our external partners –  Think Together.

 

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We believe in people making a difference, we have the courage to ACT and commitment to aim and strive for our common driver –  "Creating the ultimate shopping experience, close to you". 

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