Pembrook Resourcing are looking for a Buyer to join their client, a well renowned Manufacturing Company within the area.
Our client is positioned at Group Level to oversee all purchasing activities across sites and operations. The purpose of this position is to assist in all areas and activities relating to Supplier Engagement and Relations for the tendering and ordering of consumed goods to meet the business needs. The Purchasing Department works closely with all departments to provide a continual flow of communication between all suppliers, enabling Engineering, Projects, and Production teams to successfully operate to satisfy customer needs.
Buyer Responsibilities –
The position has two main areas of focus – Purchase Acquisition and Cost Analysis. The position will be split accordingly in terms of time allocated to both areas of focus.
Purchase Acquisition and Supplier Management:
Work with registered suppliers for quotations to satisfy Project and Production departments.
Raising of Purchase Orders, working with other departments to align costs and timings.
Monitoring of supply chains to maintain supply and overcome barriers to supply.
Manage inventory levels based on established supply strategy, goals, and related products.
Take personal ownership of all purchase orders placed, ensuring best possible purchase practice.
Work closely with production planners and operations supervisors on situations which require follow up and help facilitate alternative plans when necessary.
Review of costs to obtain savings, evaluating orders and volumes to find opportunities.
Analyzing existing supply chains to discover cost saving opportunities through re-sourcing elsewhere.
Reporting back to the wider commercial team at Group level investigations on cost analysis activities to present opportunities for efficiencies.
Working with other departments to challenge existing purchasing channels to lead to efficiencies.
Other general activities will also include:
Work with necessary personnel and departments to maintain ISO certification.
Updating supplier directories, working with Purchasing Department for the nomination of suppliers.
Researching new suppliers to achieve cost savings, targeting new opportunities.
All relevant audit preparation work to meet ISO standards.
Buyer Requirements –
Previous experience of working within a purchasing role i.e., purchasing admin/assistant.
Experience of cost analyst work and budget management.
Previous experience desirable of using ERP systems for raising orders/supplier admin.
Confident user of MS Office suite particularly Excel.
Determined character for handling supplier engagement i.e. over calls.
Professional attitude can ‘keep calm’ and take a measured approach when facing challenging situations.
Able to work independently on carrying out tasks following training and be self-motivated.
Able to operate at a consistent pace and manage timely situations under pressure.
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