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Interim Procurement Officer

ReferenceEMP398810_874861
RecruiterBarclay Meade
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£300 per day
Town/CityAbingdon
LocationsOxfordshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 September 2017

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A leading manufacturer requires an experienced Buyer who will be able upon request process purchasing requisitions and turn those requisitions into purchase orders. The ideal candidate will have machines or fabrications purchasing/category experience.

The buyer will be responsible for answering any vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. The successful candidate for this position has ideally experience in the manufacturing industry and a strong understanding of supply chain management concepts. This role is to support a critical REL project where attention to detail and ensuring data accuracy is a must. The role is offered on a contract basis initially for 3-4 months with an immediate start required.

Buyer responsibilities:
Take full responsibility for transactional purchasing of an agreed range of categories and / or suppliers.

Deliver a weekly purchase order report to management and project team that indicates due date against required date highlighting any late deliveries and/or slippages with mitigating actions (recovery plans) ensuring optimum delivery performance from the supply chain.

Maintain project purchase order tracking system ensure data accuracy for weekly programme reviews.

Present supply chain status on a weekly basis for areas/ categories of responsibility.

Effective and pro-active query resolution with suppliers via email, phone or if required supplier visit

Buyer skills:
Previous purchasing / buying experience preferably within manufacturing or R&D environment.

Strong negotiating skills.

Comprehensive understanding of MS Excel, MS Word and industry standard purchase order software platforms. (Experience of Sage/A-cloud desirable.)

Impeccable attention to detail

Ability to work well within a team

Able to thrive in a high-stress and fast-paced environment


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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Tel: 0843 208 1255
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