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Job title

Buyer

Ref no. BHN560923
Location Southampton, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

A leading manufacturing engineering business require a Buyer to support direct procurement activity for manufacturing. Applicants should be out-going, self-motivated professionals with a background in procurement as a Buyer.

Key skills required for this role

Buyer, Junior Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing, Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics,

Important

Buyer, Junior Buyer, Senior Buyer, Purchasing, Procurement

Job description

A leading manufacturing engineering business require a Buyer to support direct procurement activity for manufacturing. Applicants should be out-going, self-motivated professionals with a background in procurement as a Buyer.

The Buyer will join a large and supportive procurement team enjoying a period of growth. Procurement activity will focus on direct commodity areas for manufacturing. The environment is fast-paced and dynamic, so the Buyer will collaborate closely with the supply chain to ensure continuity of supply to achieve production schedules.

This is a great opportunity for an established Buyer, or a Junior Buyer looking to step-up.

Specific duties of the Buyer, will include:

  • Review, confirm availability and process purchase requisitions
  • Liaison with internal departments to drive through any QCD and planning requirements
  • End-to-end supplier order book management
  • Supplier Relationship Management and development activities around OTD/OTIF metrics/KPIs
  • Maintain procurement department data within MRP and MS Excel
  • Escalate and expedite material shortage issues
  • Identify and qualify new suppliers for Ad-hoc requirements
  • Drive productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver cost out goals

Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Purchasing/procurement experience as a Purchasing Assistant, Junior Buyer, Buyer or Purchaser
  • Analytically minded with experience in the use of MS Excel spreadsheets and/or an MRP system
  • Accustomed to producing reports and KPIs for stakeholders
  • Liaison with stakeholders - senior and operational
  • Enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated team players
  • Time management skills and he ability to manage competing demands
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced manufacturing setting

Adam Cardey manages this role

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