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Print Buyer

20,410 P.A. ?
Location: Boningale
Company: Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd
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Print Buyer Shropshire Near Wolverhampton c £25k - £30k+ Ref: AH356

Green Shoots Recruitment Ltd is looking to recruit a Print Buyer responsible for buying of all printed matter – paper, cardboard, plastic etc – for brochures, leaflets, signage, exhibition stands, stickers, labels, packaging, despatch boxes.


• Create print specification brief in collaboration with the design and marketing team

• Put specification out to tender with suitable suppliers

• Collect and aggregate quotes, checking for accuracy.

• Collaborate with design and marketing to make final decision

• Oversee the final print, potentially press passing on site

• Ensuring final job is delivered on time and to the specification agreed

• Support the implementation of a print buying software system to manage all jobs

• Liaise with stakeholders across the business to ensure that needs are met on time

• Explore and keep in touch with new print materials and methods

Technical skills

• Working experience with Microsoft Office (particularly MS Excel) (essential)

• Working experience with print management software (desirable)

The Person

• Service orientated – in terms of collaborating with and serving the design and marketing team

• Level headed – able to remain composed in a busy marketing team environment

• Visual/creative appreciation – able to understand the creative process and how print can support this

• We before me – company first mentality

• Good self-esteem (not saying sorry and lacking in a lot of confidence – also not over confident).

• Flexibility – able to cope with sudden changes in direction/specification or spontaneous print needs

• Plate spinning – able to keep on top of a plethora of concurrent print projects

• Methodical – in terms of carrying about the process from start to finish

• Friendly, confident and able to engage and collaborate well with others - happy face to face and using telephone – really strong ability to build relationships both internally and externally

• Not arrogant or overly confrontational – but also not too easily pushed around – needs to be able to push suppliers when needed in terms of pricing, timings and other aspects.

• Investigatory/exploratory instinct – willing and able to explore and understand new print materials and print methods – particularly within the sustainable sector

• Willing to travel to suppliers in the UK and abroad

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