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Interim Buyer - 6 Month Contract

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Interim Buyer - 6 Month Contract

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£160 to £184 per day
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted05 June 2018

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I am currently recruiting for an Interim Buyer - 6 Month Contract who is available for a quick start for the remainder of the year. MRP procurement experience will be essential and ideally you will have worked in a industrial / manufacturing environment.

Client Details

My client, in Leicester, is a market leader in the design, manufacture and production, ending in distribution of equipment into the commercial/industrial, aerospace, chemical, alternative energy, and pharmaceutical sectors. They utilise their global presence to deliver a world class customer experience and currently employ 12,000 people turning over nearly $2bn per year.


The Interim Buyer - 6 Month Contract will be responsible for:
  • Maintain and develop the appropriate Kanban/VMI/Call-off system to support production
  • Identify cost reduction potential for plant managed suppliers and support Commodity Management Team
  • Resolve queries regarding product deliveries, working closely with Inventory control
  • Plan, issue, monitor and expedite production orders to ensure orders are manufactured and supplied in an effective and timely manner to meet the customer needs
  • Identify, implement and measure cost reduction initiatives including feasibility and payback

  • Develop relationships with suppliers to ensure targets are met.

  • Manage Purchase Order Book to ensure it meets Demand including expediting and rescheduling. This will include Purchase order placement, actioning daily MRP messages


The successful Interim Buyer - 6 Month Contract will be successful if they can show:

  • Ability to demonstrate customer-orientated thinking
  • Experience of MRP methods, lean supply
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and drive for high performance
  • MS Excel proficient
  • Flexible and adaptable to change, with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Ability to interpret data and reports and provide clear analytics/recommendations

Job Offer

  • Competitive Day Rate
  • Potential Chance Role Becomes Permanent
  • Benefits

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