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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

  • Location: Eye, Suffolk
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Length of Employment: Perm
  • Reference: PS2173SO
  • Sector: Buyer
  • Vacancy First Advertised: 09th Apr 2018

P+S
Personnel are pleased to be working on behalf of our clients who are currently
seeking a Senior Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis based in Eye,
Suffolk. This role will be to provide procurement, commercial and materials management
support to the manufacturing and customer facing sales teams, achieving and
exceeding targets for quality, cost, delivery and inventory levels.

Duties and Key Responsibilities:

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To
provide support to the Procurement Manager in the running of the Procurement
and Inventory Control teams.

·        
To
lead the small Buying team in fulfilling their tasks.

·        
To
ensure that duties are carried out in accordance with all Company policies,
procedures and processes.

·        
To
maintain a supply base that consistently achieves the business targets for
quality, cost and performance.

·        
To
investigate and resolve quality non-conformances and obtain an appropriate
commercial resolution.

·        
To
develop robust relationships with assigned UK and Global suppliers to support
the needs of the business.

·        
To
undertake commercial negotiations with assigned suppliers.

·        
To
maintain the approved supplier database and investigate alternative suppliers
in discussion with the Procurement Manager.

·        
To
assist in the development and maintenance of a vendor rating scheme to monitor
supplier efficiency and provide management information on which decisions can
be made.

·        
To
meet the Company’s targets for cost control and efficiency improvements within
the annual budget, short-term plan and monthly sales objectives.

·        
To
work within the wider Manufacturing Team, offering assistance and support when
required.

 

General Responsibilities:

·        
To support the development and
maintenance of the purchasing module within the Company’s ERP System.

·        
To develop and maintain, in
conjunction with colleagues, stock control systems for assigned materials.

·        
To ensure adequate material
stocks are held, to meet the needs of the business at minimum stocking cost.

·        
To develop and maintain
relationships with sub-contractors as appropriate.

·        
To support the development of
the purchase ordering and goods receiving procedures to ensure compliance with
relevant ISO procedures.

·        
To provide a service to the
internal Sales team and other areas of the business for generating customer
quotations.

·        
To liaise with Engineering and
Production Engineering on alternative supply specifications to ensure the
Company adopts effective cost solutions.

·        
To carry out any other duties
that may reasonably be requested giving due regard to your existing status.

Essential Skills & Personal Attributes:

·        
Ability to deliver objectives by agreed deadlines.

·        
Commercial acumen.

·        
Computer proficient skills
including MS Office E-mail, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

·        
Good administrative skills and
ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.

·        
Strong time management and
communication skills.

·        
Excellent interpersonal
skills.

·        
Strong negotiation skills.

·        
A focus on the total cost of
acquisition/ownership.

·        
Integrity.

Educational Requirements:

·        
Ideally MCIPS qualified,
working towards MCIPS Professional Procurement qualification or equivalent work
experience in a related procurement role.

If
this is a position you are interested in, please apply online ensuring your CV
is up to date.

Alternatively,
please email your full details directly to jobs@pspersonnelltd.co.uk.

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