Supplies Buyer

About the Role

As a Buyer of First Aid related products, you will work within our Supply & Inventory Team and be responsible for purchasing and effectively managing stock levels for wide range of medical devices supporting our 20,000 volunteers and employees for Operational duty as well as our external customer base – both are vital to delivering our commercial and charitable goals.

You will have responsibility for product sourcing, price negotiation, relationship development, purchasing and controlling stock levels to match business requirements and will be able to forecast and work with long lead times, proactively preventing gaps in supply and ensure clear and effective communication to overcome and resolve when necessary.

You will work closely with the First Aid Lead Buyer and other members of Supply & Inventory Team to provide the day to day management of First Aid-related products (First Aid Medical Devices, Training Aids and PPE), including the running of the stock planning and ordering system. You will also develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with our suppliers and internal departments.

About You

You will have experience of purchasing in a distribution environment and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as, knowledge of sourcing required products and a high degree of numeracy. You will be proactive and customer focused and will have experience in managing stock levels.

About Us

St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Much of our front-line delivery is provided by our dedicated and highly-trained volunteers.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, many of them under 18, also learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.

Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat, the communities we serve, and our own people.

We are a team of over 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid, training and campaigning.

Your wellbeing is very important to us, we, therefore, provide a variety of confidential services to help manage your money, health and mental wellbeing which you can start using from the moment you join.

You will receive; Competitive salary, fantastic pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, health and wellbeing portal, access to discounts portal including gym discounts, high street stores and restaurants and access to our confidential assistance programme.

Interview Date: 24/06/2019
Application Review Date: 14/06/2019
We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role

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Job Role
Sales & Customer Service


Salary Description
£26,020 - £28,713

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