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RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Manufacturing
Salary£28,000 to £30,000 per annum
LocationsSouth Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 June 2017

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My client who are based in Sheffield is looking for a Buyer who will proactively work alongside, as well as support the UK Fabrication Purchasing Manager in the strategic direction of the Supply Chain Function within the business.

Client Details

I'm currently recruiting a Buyer, for a trusted client who we've worked with on a number of roles. Based in Sheffield, they are a well-known and respected business within the Aerospace and Manufacturing industries. The client is looking to recruit as they've recently seen an increase in customers demand.


The successful candidate for the Buyer role will have the ability to control the flow of material both in and out of production to meet the high expectation of customer demand. The position holder will be able to apply best practice and methodology at all stages within the supply chain, both reducing waste and working capital whilst maintaining service levels to the agreed standards.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Raise purchase orders on EFACS system from the daily MRP print.
  • Ensure Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP) actions are answered daily, and that all data and parameters are updated and reviewed regularly in light of changing demand.

  • Raise purchase orders using internal requisition system for all consumables and non-inventory requirements, in line with internal policy.

  • Raise purchase orders for all subcontract work in line with demand and requirements.

  • Must have the ability refuse, reject or rectify any supplier demands which may disrupt internal production and/or inhibit delivery to the final customer.

  • Lead negotiations with internal and external suppliers and customers to achieve business objectives and strategic direction.

  • Demonstrate the understanding of Lean Methodologies and able to the implement best practices throughout the supply chain including, VMI, Consignment Stock, DLF or any other lean activities

  • Produce and report on weekly and monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).

  • Liaise with departmental managers to ensure customer requirements are met whilst optimising costs.

  • Liaise with clients in person, by telephone or in writing


To be successful in becoming the next buyer in this business, you will ideally having some of the following key skills and qualities:
  • Experience in a similar industry
  • Knowledge of MRP systems

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing technology and tools

  • Full CIPS Qualification or relevant experience is required if the applicant does not have the necessary qualification.

  • Good general IT skills

  • Good interpersonal skills, particularly team working

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills

  • Ability to work under own initiative

Job Offer

£28,000 - £30,000

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