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Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£20,000 to £28,000 per annum
LocationsDerbyshire, East Midlands, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 September 2018

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Buyer | £20K-£28K | Nottinghamshire

The Role
The Operational Buyer will be responsible for managing a defined portfolio of suppliers and materials
The buyer will ensure that the highest levels of material availability are achieved and will have full ownership of Purchase Order placement, Purchase Order rescheduling, Purchase Order acknowledgement, invoice queries, quality notifications and material price variances associated with their portfolio.

  • Generate purchase orders in line with approved MRP and proactively seek supplier acknowledgements to deliver against on-time delivery targets
  • Maintaining minimum stock levels whilst avoiding disruption to production
  • Review invoices in query and address as appropriate in a timely manner taking necessary action and seeking the required approval to resolve and avoid any reoccurrence
  • Coordinate the reduction and pro-active management of NCR’s and ensure that quality or delivery requirements are adhered to
  • Conduct formal market testing exercises as part of a continuous commercial review process (RFI/RFP)
  • Support the new parts introduction process by obtaining the necessary information from suppliers and assisting in the improvement of this process
  • Provide information and statistics with regard to purchasing activities as required to support business needs
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Coordinate and be responsible for specifically agreed projects as agreed with the management team
  • Negotiate and implement commercial improvements with suppliers ensuring that the company is appropriately protected and ensuring that the lowest possible costs and best credit terms are negotiated

  • Skills and Qualification
    1. Technical understanding or background would be an advantage (Mechanical/Electrical)
    2. Excellent organisational and administration skills are essential
    3. Must be able to demonstrate progress within a Procurement environment
    4. CIPS qualifications (level 4 or higher) would be desirable but not essential
    5. Competent with Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, Outlook)
    6. Experience with SAP would be advantageous
    7. GCSE grade C or above in 5 subjects or equivalent qualifications required

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