Graduate/Trainee Buyer

At CF Fertilisers UK Ltd, we produce market-leading premier fertilisers that farmers rely on to optimise crop performance and yields. As well as being the leading supplier of Nitrogen, manufacturing Ammonium Nitrate and True Granular Compound Fertiliser, we also provide process chemicals and utilities at our 2 sites in the UK.

The role of our Graduate Buyer is ideal for an Engineering/Business or Sales and Supply Chain Graduate who wants to grow and develop their career in Purchasing from within a leading Manufacturing company.

The role will involve working in a busy Manufacturing environment and be very much hand's on working with the Procurement team, based in the UK and part of the global procurement function. CF offer fantastic career development and future opportunities.

Business Area
Full Time
LinkedIn job title
Graduate Buyer
Ince, Chester

In this role you will be accountable for...

  • Delivers an effective and efficient procure to pay process
  • Assists in the development of procurement strategies
  • Supports the site based procurement team to deliver to the long term and annual goals of the procurement function 
  • Participates in site meetings and support site initiatives around safety, reliability and the community
  • Contributes to sourcing strategies that increase productivity, improve supplier performance and reduce costs
  • Ensures on-going efficiencies of the procurement and material control functions
  • Ensures implementation of all procurement related policies, practices and process improvements
  • Participates in and promotes the work of CF Commodity and Improvement teams
  • Supports the material control function to optimize inventory levels, minimize stock outs and sales of obsolete equipment and materials
  • Suggests improvements for process standardization and optimization in procurement processes
  • Obtains bids and quotations for defined areas of spend including preparation of bid packages, evaluation of bids, and developing initial supplier selection recommendations
  • Provides support to the administration of the supply base to include: introduction of new suppliers, evaluating supplier performance, managing insurance requirements and ensuring required training is completed
  • Supports end users in the utilization of procurement systems 
  • Assists Accounts Payable with the resolution of invoice issues
  • Manages relevant supplier relationships and prepares input into the supplier management process   

The skills, qualifications and experience you will have...

  • Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or other related disciplines
  • Already has or is willing to work towards MCIPs accreditation (company funded) 
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Basic understanding of good procurement practice including negotiation, sourcing, bidding and contracting
  • Energetic, goal oriented and a team player

In return we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous holidays
  • Excellent bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme coupled with life assurance
  • Private health insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and career development

At CF our values are the foundation of everything we do, guiding us to work safely, efficiently, collaboratively and with an eye toward the future. We need dedicated and driven people who are committed to getting it right, doing it well, executing as a team and taking a long term view with a never-ending desire to learn, improve and contribute. Join our diverse and talented team and you’ll enjoy opportunities to really take your career places.

Closing date: Sunday 15th August 2021

Please advise the Recruitment team should you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process, so that we can remove any barriers during the process.