Print Estimator & Buyer

Job Description

One of the UKs most creative printing companies is looking to expand their team. This innovator provides a wide range of printed solutions to a wide range of clients from small SMEs to major blue-chip multi-nationals.

This is a perfect position for someone who seeks variety within their role, where no two days are the same. We are looking for a commercially aware professional with an ability to produce estimates, adapt to a dynamic environment and demonstrate product, supplier and category management knowledge to purchase print.  

Responsibilities will include the following:

• To prepare quick turnaround estimates on standard products using our clients in-house MIS system and Microsoft Excel

• Liaising with the sales to ensure correct details standard materials are specified within quotation.

 • Liaising with account management when estimates are converted to orders to ensure clarity of information passed to internal departments is correct.

•           Develop a strong and positive working relationship with category suppliers.

•           Identify and select new suppliers, using best practise

•           Negotiate with suppliers to achieve best value within quality & time SLAs

•           Ensure the Vendor Management System is kept up to date

•           Manage the supply chain, including the forecasting of goods into the business by working closely with the stock control team, to maintain both stock levels and stock availability.

•           Produce clear and timely purchase specifications & instructions to suppliers & internal departments

To apply for this opening you must have 2 years’ experience within a similar role within the printing industry. Ideally, you will have a working knowledge and understanding of the MIS systems, tools and calculators. You will need a high level of problem solving skills, have a good range of IT skills, be forward thinking with the ability to communicate well with internal and external stakeholders. Stand out applicants will strike a balance between great commercial nuance and intelligent negotiation skills.



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