Buyer

Partnering with a client on a Buyer opportunity! Are you someone who loves being on the hunt for purchasing goods, materials, and services that deliver the best prices and quality to ensure continuity of supply for the company's operational needs? Are you someone who builds strong partnerships with vendors and suppliers to meet deadlines and avoid risk? This growing company needs you!

Key Responsibilities:

Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organization
Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
Prepare reports and updates as required
Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements
Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff and visitors
Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules
Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures and OJEU guidance during supplier negotiations and contracts award process
Conduct research for new components and suppliers
Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation
Assess and evaluate suppliers and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance
Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

Self Management:

Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies
Assertive, resilient and welcomes change
Engages interest and participation of others and has a collaborative approach to working together
Proactively contributes to the team
Actively committed to teams development
Is self aware and optimistic
Shows moral courage, openness and honesty in all dealings

Skills and Attributes:

Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem solving abilities
Able to manage time effectively, prioritize tasks and achieve set targets
Keen attention to detail and accuracy
familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system would be beneficial


Qualifications and Experience Levels:

Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree preferred
ONC, A Levels, City & Guilds Level 3, BTec National Diploma Level 3, IVQ Technician Diploma or equivalent NVQ Level 3 qualifications preferred
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial
Previous experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within an manufacturing or automotive environment
Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
Experience in working closely with suppliers
Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements
Computer literate with advanced Excel skills/abilities

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