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Senior Buyer

Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Engineering, Engineering - Other, FMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Town/CityNewry & Mourne
LocationsDown, Northern Ireland
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted07 July 2017

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Senior Purchasing role / Buyer, Co. Down, Salary negotiable up to £35,000

Your new company
You will be joining a long established and leading manufacturing business based in Co. Down who offer their unique products and services to leading customers on a global scale. They have made a significant impact in the market within their industry due to determination, hard work and investment. Due to recent development and success, the company are seeking an experienced purchasing professional to join their successful Supply Chain team on a full time permanent basis.

Your new role
Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager, you will be responsible for managing an annual budget spend for purchasing a specific category of materials and products from a global supply base using internal MRP/ERP software. The Senior Buyer will focus on strategic outsourcing to improve price and quality, by developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers across the EU, Far East, Asia and USA. You will achieve KPI's in relation to cost reduction by negotiating effectively with suppliers and monitoring their performance with accuracy. Also, you will analyse current supply chain processes to identify non-conformance's, implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing initiatives whilst liaising with various departments such as production, engineers, logistics and warehouse.

What you'll need to succeed
Your previous 5+ years experience working within a purchasing role or 3+ years experience with a CIPS/Supply Chain qualification will lead to success along with a track record of driving cost reductions and a familiarity with continuous improvement methods. Also, the successful candidate will be competent in using MRP/ERP software for purchasing and material planning with a proficiency in Microsoft Word. Desired criteria includes experience within a high volume and fast moving manufacturing environment.

What you'll get in return
Along with the opportunity to join a world leading manufacturing company, you will receive a negotiable salary above market average and enhanced pension, life insurance, health care package and opportunity for flexible working. Also, this employer highly promotes internal employee progression, management routes, external training courses, global travel and relocation packages.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Amy McCusker at Hays Portadown on 02838445800.
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