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Job Title

Buyer / Materials Controller

ReferenceEMP397205_397403
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Chemicals, Energy & Utilities, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Rail & Transport Insfrastructure, Technology & Electronics
Salary£25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Town/CitySouthampton
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted22 August 2017

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A dynamic, manufacturing business need a Buyer / Materials Controller, to manage and develop the materials management function. Applicants need materials control, purchasing or materials management experience within a design and manufacturing environment.

A strategic and crucial role within the business, the Buyer / Materials Controller will be responsible for managing and developing the materials department. The Buyer / Materials Controller will manage all aspects of tactical and strategic purchasing, vendor management, materials flow, and maintain accuracy over all goods inventories, including transactions, sub-contracting, planning, scheduling and shipping.

Specific duties of the Buyer / Materials Controller include:

1. Cradle-to-grave procurement responsibility - supplier selection, negotiation through to contract management
2. Ensure the business has a robust supply chain, capable of supporting NPI activities
3. Manage MRP to provide capacity planning, scheduling, inventory control
4. Analyse customer demand, sales forecast and historical material usage
5. Develop and implement strategies across; inventory management, forecasting, and purchasing
6. Prepare customer delivery reports, and provide updates on delivery schedules
7. Develop strategic partnership relationships with suppliers
8. Provide MRP system training to other users
9. Use MRP to evaluate, monitor and report on supplier performance
10. Inventory and Stock counting activities - investigate discrepancies and take corrective action
11. Contribute to the preparation of materials budgets
12. Work with stakeholders in; engineering, manufacturing and Quality to achieve cost reduction targets

Buyer / Materials Controller applicants should meet the following criteria:

1. Supply Chain, Purchasing or Materials Management expertise within a manufacturing business
2. Experience using an MRP/ERP system
3. Ability to select, negotiate, build relationship with and manage suppliers
4. An understanding of LEAN techniques and continuous improvement tools
5. Degree educated - advantageous
6. An interest in the technology sector with be advantageous

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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Tel: 0843 208 1255
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