The Procurement Buyer works within the Solutions function to provide best practice procurement, supply and stock management activities. Purchasing goods for resale to meet customer requirements including liaison and negotiation with suppliers, sourcing products from a global supply base and preparing and evaluating tenders.

The PB will also be responsible for supporting of the companies’ procurement strategy in order to deliver cost savings and process improvements and ensuring that the company’s competitive position is maintained and enhanced at all times.


Supplier Relationships

  • Manage relationships with existing suppliers and identify new alternative suppliers.
  • Negotiate most advantageous commercial terms including maximising rebate agreements and early payment discounts to achieve product cost saving targets.
  • Maximise supplier contributions through Marketing budgets, transport discounts and other funding streams available.
  • Liaise with suppliers to achieve supplier conformance to company requirements.


  • Identify best routes of source, yielding improved buy price and savings.
  • Competitively source new/special products through supplier relationship or by the Insight team request.
  • Working with QC and Compliance on product rationalisation and using this where possible to negotiate improved buying prices.
  • Grow and develop our Private Label product portfolio.
  • Providing administrative support on all aspects of the tender process including data gathering, desk-based sourcing, collation of quotations and cost comparison, supplier evaluation and collation of samples.

Skills/Attributes Required

  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to negotiate with suppliers.
  • Assertive, resilient and welcomes change.
  • A proactive approach with regards to cost saving and efficiency opportunities.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Good numerical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work along with other departments as a team player.
  • Ability to communicate with confidence and build respect.
  • Computer skills, including Word, Excel, Access and company software programs including SAP Business One.
  • Ability to manage time, work to schedules and follow procedures.
  • Clear understanding of the Company’s policies, particularly regarding acceptable standards of behaviour.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Purchasing and stock control/supply chain experience ideally gained in a fast moving, customer-focused business
  • Education to AS/A Level standard and/or 4 to 5 Grade A-C GCSE’s
  • Must be keen to or have commenced studying towards CIPS membership
  • Excellent Word and Excel Skills and preferably with working knowledge of SAP Business One
  • Experience of working in a similar customer focused (preferably distribution) environment managing the inventory for a very large number of product lines

Benefits of Working with Arrow County Supplies

  • Holiday Purchase Schemes
  • Birthday Day Off
  • Early Finish Friday
  • Free Food and Drinks Provision
  • Reward Schemes
  • Staff Discounts

Please send applications to sonya.kaur@arrowcounty.com