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RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), West Sussex
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted17 July 2017

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My client are a manufacturing company based in Chichester and have an immediate requirement for a buyer to join to them, this an exciting opportunity for a self starter within a growing organisation.

The role of the buyer will be responsible for carrying out day-to-day administrative duties within the procurement function including maintenance of ERP/MRP data base, issue and progress Request for Quotations, general enquires and Purchase Orders.

Location - Chichester
Salary - up to £27k plus benefits

The role and responsibilities of the buyer will be -

Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing, repair and NPI departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner.
Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased.
Obtains materials using Request For Quote (RFQ), negotiation, price analysis, cost analysis techniques, and places Purchase Orders (PO).
Maximizing material availability while minimizing inventory by using materials management tools such as MRP, Schedule Agreement, JIT, ABC analysis or other custom supply solutions.
May manage raw material inventory turns.
Develops a good working knowledge of materials and sources of supply to make purchases at prices consistent with quantity and quality requirements and within established standard costs.
Monitors the cost, schedule and scope of assigned suppliers to assure highest quality at best value.
May recommend cost saving proposals including make-versus-buy analysis, alternative sourcing, step pricing for volume discounts, and vendor evaluation criteria.
Manages tactical Purchasing activities such as expediting material shortages, past due PO’s, open PO’s, PO confirmations, RMA’s, Receiving/Purchasing related issues, Accounting/Purchasing related issues.
Coordinates ECO activities with suppliers
Issues and coordinate Sales Orders activities with suppliers
Manages supplier On Time Delivery (OTD) performance
Establishes good working relationships with suppliers and internal customers.
Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate for the role of buyer will have -

Excellent organizational and negotiation skills.
Flexibility to handle changing conditions.
Excellent self motivation skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills.
Multi-task skills
Good PC skills, including Excel, Word, MS Standard Office
Good understanding of SAP and the ability to apply to manufacturing processes
Understanding of fundamental purchasing processes.
Good negotiation Skills
Ability to work independently or as part of a team
Ability to maintain a professional rapport with support groups and peers while achieving results

This role will suit a buyer, supply chain controller, junior buyer.

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

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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Recruiter: Barclay Meade
Tel: 0843 208 1255
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