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If you have procurement experience, strong attention to detail and a drive to succeed, we want to hear from you.

Reporting to the Procurement Manger, the Assistant buyer will be responsible for managing the procurement of a wide range of goods and services, as well as procurement projects negotiating prices with local, national and international suppliers, implementing and communicating agreements to operational management and monitoring supplier performance.

You will work closely with internal stakeholders and other members of the Procurement team and ensure both customer and business expectations and objectives are met. You will be part of the set up and expansion of a greenfield Procurement department in a thriving and growing global business.

As an Assistant buyer at Copart UK, you'll be contributing to an ever-growing established company that's looking to centralise Procurement operations and work towards becoming a best-in-class Procurement team. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Procurement professional who is looking for responsibility and fast career progression.

To consistently and actively demonstrate support to the Copart values;

Act with integrity | Be an owner | Challenge the norm | Get results | Celebrate our people

Copart continually strives to deliver Operational Excellence and improve Customer Experience.

Main Responsibilities;

  • Supporting the Procurement Manager to implement Procurement strategies.
  • Developing effective working relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Supporting site requirements both emergent and planned.
  • Execution of competitive tenders from the conceptual to award phase, adopting a cradle to grave philosophy, working with the Legal team support ensuring business contract compliance.
  • Evaluation and appraisal of supplier performance.
  • Management of delegated procurement supplier relationships.
  • Negotiating most advantageous terms, quality and pricing on behalf of Copart UK and delivery of best value procurement solutions.
  • Achieving and reporting cost savings and Procurement success stories to the wider business.
  • Working with the finance team to implement joined up processes with the goal of improving the P2P set up.
  • Analyse category spend data and contracts to identify new opportunities.
  • Maintain a contracts database to effectively plan renewals.
  • Act as first point of contact for Procurement queries via the Procurement email bucket.

Such other duties as requested by your line manager

Assistant Buyer | Buyer | Procurement | Client Relationship Manager | Communication | P2P | Customer Service | IT Literate | MCIPS | Analysis | Negotiation | Cost Control | Reporting | Administration | Document Control | Query Handling

Essential Skills

  • Procurement experience
  • Ability to manage supplier relationships
  • Initiative
  • Communication at all levels
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Good IT skills
  • Full UK driving licence

Desirable Skills

  • MCIPS or a want to work towards
  • Passion for procurement
  • Experience within an indirect Procurement environment

About Company

Copart was founded in the USA in 1982. Copart is a NASDAQ listed company and currently operates in more than 200 locations in 11 countries and has over 125,000 vehicles up for auction every day. With locations throughout Asia, North and South America, the Middle East and Europe, including 16 locations across the UK we are a fast paced, growing and exciting business auctioning in excess of 400,000 vehicles per year through our online auction technology in the UK alone.

We work with many of the world's leading insurance, finance houses, banks, and automotive dealers, fleet and rental car companies who rely on our combination of our advanced technology, robust processes and our people to deliver industry leading performance. Our continued investment in innovation and our customer-centric approach means we deliver bespoke solutions tailored to the specific needs of all our clients, and Copart is looking for the right people to join our team.

Copart is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our Organisation.

If you have procurement experience, strong attention to detail and a drive to succeed, we want to hear from you.

Reporting to the Procurement Manger, the Assistant buyer will be responsible for managing the procurement of a wide range of goods and services, as well as procurement projects negotiating prices with local, national and international suppliers, implementing and communicating agreements to operational management and monitoring supplier performance.

You will work closely with internal stakeholders and other members of the Procurement team and ensure both customer and business expectations and objectives are met. You will be part of the set up and expansion of a greenfield Procurement department in a thriving and growing global business.

As an Assistant buyer at Copart UK, you'll be contributing to an ever-growing established company that's looking to centralise Procurement operations and work towards becoming a best-in-class Procurement team. This is an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Procurement professional who is looking for responsibility and fast career progression.

To consistently and actively demonstrate support to the Copart values;

Act with integrity | Be an owner | Challenge the norm | Get results | Celebrate our people

Copart continually strives to deliver Operational Excellence and improve Customer Experience.

Main Responsibilities;

  • Supporting the Procurement Manager to implement Procurement strategies.
  • Developing effective working relationships with key internal stakeholders.
  • Supporting site requirements both emergent and planned.
  • Execution of competitive tenders from the conceptual to award phase, adopting a cradle to grave philosophy, working with the Legal team support ensuring business contract compliance.
  • Evaluation and appraisal of supplier performance.
  • Management of delegated procurement supplier relationships.
  • Negotiating most advantageous terms, quality and pricing on behalf of Copart UK and delivery of best value procurement solutions.
  • Achieving and reporting cost savings and Procurement success stories to the wider business.
  • Working with the finance team to implement joined up processes with the goal of improving the P2P set up.
  • Analyse category spend data and contracts to identify new opportunities.
  • Maintain a contracts database to effectively plan renewals.
  • Act as first point of contact for Procurement queries via the Procurement email bucket.

Such other duties as requested by your line manager

Assistant Buyer | Buyer | Procurement | Client Relationship Manager | Communication | P2P | Customer Service | IT Literate | MCIPS | Analysis | Negotiation | Cost Control | Reporting | Administration | Document Control | Query Handling

Essential Skills

  • Procurement experience
  • Ability to manage supplier relationships
  • Initiative
  • Communication at all levels
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Good IT skills
  • Full UK driving licence

Desirable Skills

  • MCIPS or a want to work towards
  • Passion for procurement
  • Experience within an indirect Procurement environment

About Company

Copart was founded in the USA in 1982. Copart is a NASDAQ listed company and currently operates in more than 200 locations in 11 countries and has over 125,000 vehicles up for auction every day. With locations throughout Asia, North and South America, the Middle East and Europe, including 16 locations across the UK we are a fast paced, growing and exciting business auctioning in excess of 400,000 vehicles per year through our online auction technology in the UK alone.

We work with many of the world's leading insurance, finance houses, banks, and automotive dealers, fleet and rental car companies who rely on our combination of our advanced technology, robust processes and our people to deliver industry leading performance. Our continued investment in innovation and our customer-centric approach means we deliver bespoke solutions tailored to the specific needs of all our clients, and Copart is looking for the right people to join our team.

Copart is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in all aspects of employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings to our Organisation.

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