Buyer

Posted on Nov 07, 2019
Description

Our client in Trowbridge are looking for a Buyer to join their team on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate will hold direct responsibility for all Buying activities and spend; reporting directly in to the Operations Manager.

Job Purpose:

  • Assisting with run rate reordering, forecasting with vendors
  • Development of current product ranges
  • Analysing the market and competitors to spot gaps
  • Increasing and maximising on product margins
  • Introducing new suppliers and or managing existing suppliers and building relationships
  • Negotiating prices / reducing costs
  • Identifying and resolving day to day issues, with the support of the Procurement Co-ordinator 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing stock levels and ROP’s
  • Vendor management, selection, negotiating prices, quantities and delivery time scales
  • Financial administration, managing Budget and supplier payments
  • Produce, maintain Budgets, reports and forecasts
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing including product development
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
  • Work closely with others relating to procurement 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, SLA’s, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and maintain 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 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
  • Requisitions material and establishes sequential delivery dates to each manufacturing department, according to work-to-list priorities and material availability
  • Compiles and contains manual or computerised records, such as material inventory and status location of materials
  • Active participation in daily production meetings
  • Provide timely concise reports to the Operations Manager and Managing Director
  • To support and improve initiatives to improve business systems and processes making recommendations to the Operations manager
  • Full understanding off company quality systems, managing any quality issues establishing root cause and measures to prevent re-occurrence
  • Providing technical product / component advice to all internal departments
  • Deadline accountability and meticulous attention to detail
  • Assisting with the creation and maintaining of KPI’s 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Value of Procurement savings
  • Stock out’s & machine downtime
  • Rebates negotiated and received
  • Management of supplier contract spend
  • Creation and adherence to SLA’s
  • Purchase price variance
  • Supplier OTIF
  • Supplier returns (Quality)
  • Supplier selection (Risk analysis)
  • Supplier invoice matched first time
  • Management of annual budget
  • Accuracy of forecast

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working as a Buyer or equivalent position
  • Minimum 2 Years’ experience of working in an SME manufacturing business
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience of maintaining KPI’s and office administration
  • Strong & effective negotiator and motivational leader with proven ability to build and develop a relationship
  • Demonstrable history of ability to work within a fast-paced role, multi-tasking & prioritising
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships
  • Strong IT skills including intermediate level Excel
  • Strong numeric skills including good attention to detail and data interpretation
  • Ability to handle matters with sensitivity, diplomacy and integrity
  • Experience of having worked within an SME manufacturing-based business

 

If this role sounds of interest to you, or for further information, please send a copy of your CV or contact Dani or Miriam on 01761 235 741.

Simple Recruitment (South West) Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency where this vacancy is concerned.

Job Summary

Reference
895935_1573133603
Category
Manufacturing and Production
Job type
Permanent
Location
Trowbridge , Wiltshire
Salary
Negotiable
Description

Our client in Trowbridge are looking for a Buyer to join their team on a full-time basis.

The successful candidate will hold direct responsibility for all Buying activities and spend; reporting directly in to the Operations Manager.

Job Purpose:

  • Assisting with run rate reordering, forecasting with vendors
  • Development of current product ranges
  • Analysing the market and competitors to spot gaps
  • Increasing and maximising on product margins
  • Introducing new suppliers and or managing existing suppliers and building relationships
  • Negotiating prices / reducing costs
  • Identifying and resolving day to day issues, with the support of the Procurement Co-ordinator 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing stock levels and ROP’s
  • Vendor management, selection, negotiating prices, quantities and delivery time scales
  • Financial administration, managing Budget and supplier payments
  • Produce, maintain Budgets, reports and forecasts
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing including product development
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities
  • Work closely with others relating to procurement 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, SLA’s, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Prepare and raise purchase orders and order schedules
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and maintain 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 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
  • Requisitions material and establishes sequential delivery dates to each manufacturing department, according to work-to-list priorities and material availability
  • Compiles and contains manual or computerised records, such as material inventory and status location of materials
  • Active participation in daily production meetings
  • Provide timely concise reports to the Operations Manager and Managing Director
  • To support and improve initiatives to improve business systems and processes making recommendations to the Operations manager
  • Full understanding off company quality systems, managing any quality issues establishing root cause and measures to prevent re-occurrence
  • Providing technical product / component advice to all internal departments
  • Deadline accountability and meticulous attention to detail
  • Assisting with the creation and maintaining of KPI’s 

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Value of Procurement savings
  • Stock out’s & machine downtime
  • Rebates negotiated and received
  • Management of supplier contract spend
  • Creation and adherence to SLA’s
  • Purchase price variance
  • Supplier OTIF
  • Supplier returns (Quality)
  • Supplier selection (Risk analysis)
  • Supplier invoice matched first time
  • Management of annual budget
  • Accuracy of forecast

Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working as a Buyer or equivalent position
  • Minimum 2 Years’ experience of working in an SME manufacturing business
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience of maintaining KPI’s and office administration
  • Strong & effective negotiator and motivational leader with proven ability to build and develop a relationship
  • Demonstrable history of ability to work within a fast-paced role, multi-tasking & prioritising
  • Ability to develop strong internal relationships
  • Strong IT skills including intermediate level Excel
  • Strong numeric skills including good attention to detail and data interpretation
  • Ability to handle matters with sensitivity, diplomacy and integrity
  • Experience of having worked within an SME manufacturing-based business

 

If this role sounds of interest to you, or for further information, please send a copy of your CV or contact Dani or Miriam on 01761 235 741.

Simple Recruitment (South West) Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency where this vacancy is concerned.