John Pipe is Recruiting – Buyer job Poole

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We are pleased to be recruiting for a Buyer to join our team in a part-time role, with hours to suit the successful applicant. To apply, please send your CV, with a covering letter to or post to: Mr. M Logan. Compliance Manager.  John Pipe International. 380 Ringwood Road. Poole. Dorset BH12 3LT. To download the full Job Description, please click here.

Reports to: Compliance Manager
Hours of Work: Negotiable – expectation up to 7 days per month.
Start Date: Immediate


JPI is an established company, offering packing and freight services to local industries and beyond. Although a busy and diverse enterprise, the team atmosphere is professional, supportive and relaxed. In the last 12 months, JPI has purchased near to £1m in materials and stock. To assist the company in obtaining the best value for money, JPI has a fantastic opportunity for a lively, good humoured, and positive individual to join our brilliant team in Poole, in a brand-new position as a Buyer for both branches of the company.

The scope of the role would suit an individual with a flair for research and organisation. Good IT skills are essential, with a passion for getting value for money.

We consider this is a part-time role, with hours to suit the successful applicant. While based at our Poole branch, a once-monthly visit to our Chandler’s Ford branch would be required.

Responsibilities and duties

– Planning and arranging annual servicing of company assets, including vehicles, heating systems and machinery.
– Planning and arranging of professional training for members of our team.
– Purchase of all stock materials and ad hoc items, including company uniform and office supplies, using the company’s purchasing system.
– Negotiating improved rates for frequently purchased short lead-time materials and services.
– Conduct a monthly stock count at both our Chandler’s Ford and Poole sites.
– Update records with costs and supplier information.
– Ensure all purchases are made with good value for money and compliance with UK legislation as required.
– Manage supplier performance and quality of service.
– Liaise with all personnel within John Pipe International to contribute to the smooth running of the business.

Skills and Experience Required

– Good IT skills, particularly Excel & Access.
– Polite telephone manner, strong communication skills.
– Resourceful and self-motivating.

Pay & Benefits

Benefits of this position include:

– 20 days paid leave + bank holidays (or part-time equivalent).
– Death in service insurance.
– After the qualifying period.
– Company contributed pension scheme.
– Salary Negotiable, depending upon experience.

Other Details

Typical company expenditure per annum:

– Wood Materials £538K
– Stock £167K
– Utilities £32K
– Repairs and renewals £60K
– Office Supplies and waste £25K
– Diesel £26K

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please send your CV, with covering letter to

Mr. M Logan
Compliance Manager
John Pipe International
380 Ringwood Road
Dorset. BH12 3LT

No Recruitment Agencies Please

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