Buyer- manufacturing

Job Title: Buyer- manufacturing
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Clevedon
Salary: £15 - £17 per hour
Start Date: 2019-05-06 00:00:00
Reference: 150b1004
Contact Name: Bethan Williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 10, 2019 16:49

Job Description

Buyer required for a 12 month contract to cover maternity leave, at a manufacturing company in Clevedon. The role will cover all aspects of direct material supply to support standard production, Engineered to Order and New Product Introduction. The jobholder will be personally responsible for ensuring continued supplier performance (on time delivery, cost and quality) within their portfolio of suppliers.
  • £15.00 – £17.00 per hour, depending on experience
  • 37.5 hour per week contract
  • 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Ample parking and subsidised canteen on site
About the role
  • Raising purchase orders through various methods and channels. Reacting to MRP system messages to expedite, defer or cancel open order lines.
  • Issuing RFQs, drawing releases, analysing quotes and setting up new part replenishment profile.
  • Resolve issues relating to accuracy of deliveries, quality rejects, invoice queries, overdue orders and production shortages.
  • Identifying savings opportunities through benchmarking, value engineering & optimising replenishment methods.
  • Working with Engineering to manage obsolete and replacement parts. Raising temporary permits (concessions) and engineering changes.
  • Developing relationships with suppliers so important requests are handled with the necessary level of urgency. Conducting business review meetings over the phone and face to face in Clevedon or at supplier sites.
  • Maintain document records, track personal performance against operational metrics and contribute to departmental reporting.
The right candidate
  • CIPS level 4 or equivalent qualification or equivalent through experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in Procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills
  • Proven track record of hitting savings/delivery targets
  • Flexible and capable of working in a complex environment
  • Capable of interfacing professionally with internal customers and suppliers
  • Resourceful, self motivated and confident with working on own initiative
To find out more, please apply online with an up to date CV or give us a call on 0117 9294422 and ask for Bethan or Justyna

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