Are you a highly organised, self-motivated person with a good understanding of the Fuel sector? Do you have an excellent eye for detail including Microsoft office skills; particularly word and excel; plus the ability to assimilate new information quickly? Are you a resourceful team player with a high focus on providing an excellent standard of customer service who is keen to work in a friendly and dynamic environment for a successful and expanding organisation?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a confident and proactive Fuel Buyer to join this successful Farming Cooperative business to provide support to the General Farming Inputs team for the procurement of Fuel on behalf of members.
Fram Farmers is one of the UK’s largest farmer-owned input purchasing and crop marketing groups for professional arable and livestock farmers. We exist solely to serve and represent our significant membership base, our goal being to provide them with an unequalled service, together with the very best value for money for the purchasing and crop marketing activities which we undertake on their behalf.
You will be responsible for a variety of activities including:
- Developing robust and competitive relationships with key suppliers and in particular have a proactive approach when looking at new products and services.
- Assess and investigate possible new suppliers and products in order to increase / improve service and terms to members.
- Implement specific forward planning and supply to gain commitment and help negotiate more effectively.
- Negotiate with existing and potential suppliers for the most advantageous terms.
- Receive and place member orders on a daily basis
To be considered for this position you will have gained previous experience within a purchasing/procurement environment. Knowledge of agriculture is desirable but not essential.
In return for your ability to multi task and remain calm under pressure you will be rewarded with a competitive salary plus benefits, whilst gaining the opportunity to work within a progressive, career focused environment as part of a lively and professional team.
As part of our recruitment process we will need to collect and use your personal information such as CV, Application Form, References, records of qualifications, skills and training and some form of photographic I.D such as passport or driving license for a number of purposes. These include:
To assess your suitability to work for Fram Farmers;
To perform requisition and applicant management activities;
To perform precision matching to job vacancies;
To conduct screening, assessments and interviews;
To maintain a library of correspondence;
To make offers and provide contracts of employment;
To conduct pre-employment checks.
If your application is unsuccessful all your data will be destroyed after one month of the vacancy being filled. If you would like your data to be kept on file for any future vacancies then you need to request this is writing.
- Communication Skills
- Customer Service
- Organisational Skills
- Forward Planning