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Buyer Associateat CDW Careers (UK)

Job ID: 
Post Date: 
10 Apr 2024
Cape Town, South Africa
Eligible For Remote Work: 
Yes - Hybrid
Contract Type: 
Permanent (Full-time)
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Job title: Buyer Associate

Department: Purchasing and Supply Chain

Responsible for: Procurement of Products and Services

CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies: from start-ups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.


To ensure the service level to our customers is maximized through a combination of efficient purchasing, at the best possible price

Develop supplier relationships for a given product set: ensure suppliers always provide information related to deals and promotions and use this information to negotiate better deals. This relationship can be supported by regular meetings where necessary

To negotiate at any opportunity, to maximise margins, ensuring best price

Liaise with sales teams to communicate any issues arising with their orders

Clear and concise interaction with all company departments; notably the sales department

Ensure purchase orders are loaded correctly to enable quick payment of invoices

Ensure all changes to purchase orders are recorded on the system

Liaise with warehouse to ensure any issues can be resolved in a timely fashion

Provide cover for other members of the department as necessary and perform other tasks if requested from time to time by the Category Manager

Support less experienced members of the team


Experience of working in a procurement role, ideally within IT (Understanding of core CDW vendors, beneficial)

Experienced in dealing with suppliers and contractors, and negotiations to ensure best cost and quality

Excellent numeracy skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure

Highly motivated with ability to work under own initiative, making decisions to benefit the business

Demonstrated attention to detail, time management and organizational skills

Microsoft Office skills, preferably including: Excel and Word but not essential


CDW is arguably one of the smallest big companies you will ever work for. We believe that its the people that make IT happen and that by having a culture of passionate people with clear and common goals, we can achieve amazing things.

Our relationships are fuelled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, youll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true selfand your best ideasto CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solvingand better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape.

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