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Buyer/Procurement Specialist

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £34,000 per annum
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 January 2019

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We are looking for a motivated and pro-active Buyer to join my client team. Reporting to the Managing Director the Buyer will be responsible for day-to-day purchasing requirements, manage existing/new supplier contracts and identify cost reduction opportunities.

Client Details

The world's leading manufacturer of quality laboratory test sieves, sieve shakers, and related laboratory equipment.

  • Create purchase orders based on the MRP/ERP system suggestions and requests from the production department.

  • Manage product and purchasing settings in the MRP/ERP system including costs, deliveries and quality

  • Communicate with suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure on-time delivery and quality are maintained.

  • Manage supplier relationships and performance in accordance with Endecotts QMS

  • Negotiate procurement contracts with existing and new suppliers and identify opportunities to save on cost

  • Working closely with Production departments to ensure effective supply of critical components and maintain a zero shortage of raw material

  • Support Stores and Goods-In functions

  • Investigate and resolve of non-conformance issues

  • Be responsible for stock management and support in allocated departments

  • Be responsible for planning and forecasting of raw material demand

  • Analyse and report on the component and supplier performance

  • Materials Management background (MRP, ERP etc.) – Navision 2009 is preferred

  • Previous demonstrable experience in a Materials Management or similar role

  • CIPS level qualifications is preferred

  • Proven track record of achievement in a relevant position

  • Previous demonstrable experience within Global Purchasing

  • The applicant needs to have strong commercial acumen, be adaptable, reliable and flexible, with a responsible attitude and possess the ability to respond to tight deadlines.

  • Flexibility with regards to travelling within the UK and abroad

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.

  • The ability to build effective relationships

  • The ability to deal with competing priorities effectively

  • Self-motivated and good working under pressure.

  • An advanced knowledge of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge and understanding of Bills of Materials, Engineering drawings and technical specifications of components

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills (English)

  • The ability to handle multiple projects, whilst maintaining meticulous attention to detail and a "can do attitude".

  • An enthusiastic and strong team player

Job Offer

£30,000 - 34,000 (DOE) + benefits

  • Competitive salary

  • 25 days holiday entitlement

  • Pension Scheme

  • Private Health Insurance

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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