Junior Buyer

Full time - PermanentBrentwood

CMB.TECH is a diversified and future-proof maritime group committed to decarbonising the shipping industry. At CMB.TECH, we believe in hydrogen for small ships and ammonia for large ships, ensuring we stay at the forefront of green innovation. Here, you’ll get more than just a job title—you’ll be part of a team dedicated to creating a better and more sustainable maritime industry.

To strengthen our team, we are currently looking for a Junior Buyer.

You will report to the Purchase Lead & SQA.

You must have a UK work visa or permit to apply for this vacancy.

Junior buyer

What are we looking for?

  • Engage with key stakeholders to thoroughly understand requirements for facilities-related procurement. Ensure procurement needs align with company objectives and budget constraints.
  • Conduct comprehensive category reviews to establish the most suitable supply base. Evaluate suppliers based on cost, quality, delivery, and service to determine the best fit.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records in various databases, including the Approved Supplier Database and the Procurement Dashboard. Track and manage documents related to chasing and shipping activities.
  • Proactively resolve supplier quality and delivery issues. Collaborate with suppliers to address and rectify problems promptly to minimise impact on operations.
  • Update Procurement Team on department assignment status.
  • Collaborate with requestors to develop comprehensive Requests for Quotations (RFQs). Ensure RFQs are clear and detailed, and reflect the needs of the stakeholders.
  • Issue and thoroughly analyse quotations from suppliers. Assess quotations for compliance with requirements, cost-effectiveness, and value-added services.
  • Negotiate value-added services and costs with suppliers. Aim to achieve the best possible terms that align with company goals.
  • Create, review, and amend purchase orders in the ERP system. Ensure accuracy and completeness of purchase orders before forwarding them to vendors.
  • Forward purchase orders to vendors and ensure timely delivery of goods. Keep requestors informed about the status of their orders and any potential delays.
  • Arrange shipments/customs of goods incoming and outgoing goods.
  • Provide support to Procurement colleagues during vacation/sickness including Stores and Invoice clearance.
  • Support stores personnel in the picking, packing, and receiving of goods.
  • Resolve vendor invoice queries promptly. Ensure discrepancies are addressed and rectified to maintain good supplier relationships.


What do you bring?

  • You have some experience of office work.
  • You are proficient in the use of all MS office packages.
  • You are able to work on your own initiative and as part of the wider team.
  • Working towards a CIPS certification or a Business degree is preferred but not essential.


Our offer

  • We offer you an exciting and challenging position within a stable and ambitious company with a family corporate culture. With us you can continue to grow and get more and more responsibility.
  • We provide a competitive salary and benefits according to your experience and competences.


Would you like to contribute to this innovative story?

Please send your CV to: careers@cmb.tech
Reference: Junior Buyer

Advertised: 18 June 2024

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