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6 months ago
Epson
Salary: Competitive Salary plus benefits
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Epson Europe BV
Sector: IT, Marketing, Logistics, B2B
Category: Project Management Jobs

Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that operates at the cutting edge of technology development. We are dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through the creation of ground-breaking, high-precision and energy-saving technologies. From printers and 3LCD projectors, to wearable GPS/activity monitors and augmented reality smart glasses, Epson offers an extensive array of award-winning products to customers across the world.

Epson is searching for a Print Buyer to manage the buying of a diverse range of marketing print and POS within strict quality, budgetary and scheduling constraints. The role is based from our offices at Westside, Hemel Hempstead, Herts.

Key Responsibilities:

Print Production Management:

  • Plan and manage the production and supply of marketing collateral and POS print for the European Marketing Department (EMD)
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy of all materials produced working within agreed guidelines for quality, budgetary control and timing
  • Produce detailed and accurate product specifications for both bespoke and off-the­shelf items
  • Visit existing and new suppliers to assess their suitability, manage key manufacturing issues and maintain positive relationships
  • Negotiate and place orders by assessing and comparing price, quality, production capacity and commitment to Epson's requirements
  • Provide Project managers with accurate project costings and regular progress reports on their projects
  • Keep abreast of new manufacturing processes and technical developments and assess their relevance to Epson
  • Work effectively with all teams and associates and attend any internal or external meetings as required from time to time

Administration and Reporting:

  • Provide reporting on materials produced and budget management

Logistics Management:

  • Ensure that the chosen logistics suppliers meet agreed SLAs with regard to costings, timing and service (Neon uploads)
  • Monitor monthly stock lists and review stock held in central logistics and local countries to identify opportunities to reduce wastage

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Previous specialist buying experience, particularly within print and POS, and of undertaking supplier negotiations
  • Good academic background, ideally a graduate
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Strong analytical skills
  • IT literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Display a knowledge and understanding of dealing with a variety of projects at one time
  • Good communicator that can organise own workload and adhere to tight deadlines
  • Can do, committed, motivated with a high degree of pragmatism and resilience
  • Ability to influence others with a flexible, politically astute and diplomatic working style
  • Persistent, persuasive
  • Competency in key design software such as Adobe Creative Suite
  • Additional European languages would be an advantage
  • Proven experience within marketing communications, ideally in a Pan European environment

Epson makes products for a wide range of customers and we are committed to having a diverse workforce. We offer a competitive salary and with an outstanding suite of benefits. Colleagues based in our offices at Westside, Hemel Hempstead work in an excellent waterside location with close proximity to Apsley train station, onsite parking and a subsidised restaurant.

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