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Job Title

Operational Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£25,000 to £295,000 per annum
LocationsSouth Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 November 2018

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Based in Sheffield, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone within supply chain who is looking to further develop their skills by gaining exposure and experience within a global business.

Client Details

I'm currently working alongside an automotive manufacturer who specialise in supplying quality products to a number of OEM's globally. Due to an internal restructure, within the Sheffield site, they are now looking to strengthen their purchasing team, by recruiting an Operational Buyer, as they look to centralise their P2P team. As they work within a highly regulated industry they would ideally like someone who has worked in a similar environment within a structured purchasing department.


As the Operational Buyer you will be responsible for the following:

  • Processing of incoming Purchase Requisitions – Check for completeness

  • Cross functional support for all departments with procurement requirements to ensure accurate & compliant

  • purchasing requests

  • Implementation of order processes via SAP Purchase Orders, Delivery Schedules, Framework Orders, Contract Orders

  • Processing order confirmations, monitoring delivery dates and processing escalation measures where necessary

  • Processing system generated workflows e.g. “invoices blocked for price reasons” and other procurement related deviations within the P2P process

  • Content Management – Creation of Info Records, Q-Info Records, Source lists, Schedule Agreements

  • Monitoring supplier evaluation, including communicating and calling for countermeasures

  • Preparing, participating in and following up on audit activities where applicable

  • Continuous improvements actions for Purchasing process improvements


The successful candidate for the Operational Buyer role will ideally have the following key skills and qualities:
  • Advanced system knowledge of SAP, ERP, Microsoft Excel
  • Supplier Management skills
  • Ability to communicate confidently and present ideas, data, concepts in a coherent manner
  • Educated to A Level/Relevant Degree
  • Previous experience within a Purchasing/Supply chain role
  • Proven experience of Operational Purchasing activities
  • Experience of working in a multi-site environment (desirable)
  • Strong in working under own initiative, combined with the flexibility to adjust to workload priorities
  • High level Interpersonal and communication skills towards all stakeholders
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload, maintain confidentiality, and produce/process documents accurately
  • Strong written and numerical skills
  • A flexible approach to work, along with the ability to work as part of a team

Job Offer

£25,000 - £29,500
44 holiday days

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