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Buyer / Senior Buyer

RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Engineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Other, Technology & Electronics
Salary£28,000 to £34,000 per annum
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted19 May 2017

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My client, an electronics manufacturer based in Alton, are seeking a Buyer / Senior Buyer to join their purchasing function.

This role would be suitable for someone with previous experience within a Buyer role for an Electronics / Mechanical company.

This company have a challenging mix of ongoing serial production and development projects involving new leading edge technologies to be taken from prototype to volume manufacture.

This is an exciting role for someone with a background in procurement / buying, and who are seeking a new challenge within a growing organisation.

Location - Alton, Hampshire

Salary - Up to £34,000

Key responsibilities for the Buyer / Senior Buyer -

- Monitoring and progressing orders with suppliers to ensure that materials are received in time to meet customer deadlines
- Managing a part-time assistant purchaser and a stores person
- Negotiating with suppliers and sourcing new suppliers in order to reduce costs and improve delivery times
- Supporting the sales department with pricing and lead time information for customer quotes
- Working with the quality department to ensure that high standards are maintained and any issues with supplier deliveries are resolved quickly
- Keeping the sales and production teams informed of any problems with materials that may impact upon customer deadlines
- Liaising with the engineering department to obtain outline drawings and technical information in order to obtain quotes and place orders with suppliers
- Liaising with the stores department to monitor stock levels and deliveries from suppliers
- Preparing for and attending weekly production meetings to report on status of shortages/deliveries and to pass on feedback to the Production Manager about any issues raised
- Use of computer system to place orders, monitor deliveries/stock levels, trace stock, analysis future requirements
- Day-to-day administration, filing and updating of spreadsheets/database as required

Key skills/experience required for the position of Buyer / Senior Buyer -

- 2-5 years experience buying electronic/mechanical components
- Qualified of part-qualified CIPS preferred
- Knowledge of MRP systems
- Negotiation skills
- Strong telephone manner

If you have the necessary requirements for the position of Buyer / Senior Buyer, then please apply below.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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