Buyer

From £34,000 - Croydon

Posted: 4th, Dec 2021

Reference N°: 42413

Type: Permanent

The minimum salary offered for this position is £34,000 pa however the client may pay up to £38,000 pa to those candidates who can meet all key qualifications and abilities

Our client is a leading engineering company that manufactures equipment for a range of industries. They are seeking an experienced buyer to join their team.

The Role:

To operate as a key member of the purchasing team

Checking the MRP messages on a regular basis and placing the orders accordingly to cover demand and safety stock requirement.

Ensure promised dates and planned dates for parts are accurate and meet requirements by regular liaison with internal and external suppliers.

Updating materials requirements and usage trackers to provide ordering information for Purchasing Team.

Dealing directly with project teams at VTGB to ensure all parts requirements are clearly understood, regularly monitored for accuracy and up to date information.

Dealing directly with workshop supervision and stores to ensure consumable materials are available at the right time.

Highlighting potential material issues well in advance of them becoming critical to allow Project Management and Purchasing Team to rectify.

Managing supplier NCR process including root cause feedback and credit notes for parts rejected and returned.

Liaise with Quality on any materials that fail to meet requirements ensuring that good quality replacements are made available in time to maintain project schedules.

Consult with end users within the Company to ensure that supplied materials are fully responsive to the specified need and fully supportive of all quality requirements.

Co-ordination with Engineering on any engineering change matters that may impact the suitability of materials procured for the project to ensure

Ensure inventory levels are optimised whilst ensuring availability of materials.

Develop existing supplier relationships and establish new suppliers as required

The Candidate:

Experience of working in an Engineering (mechanical) environment is essential.

Experience of purchasing from subcontract manufacturing companies is essential.

Relevant manufacturing experience

Experience of an ERP system essential, Navision ERP system desirable (but not essential as training will be given

Understanding of engineering drawings.

Experience of initiating, negotiating, finalising and formalising product procurement

High level of PC literacy; especially in Excel.

Must possess a strong customer service orientation and sense of urgency whilst working in an organised manner

Commitment and ability to work accurately under pressure and to tight deadlines

Good analysis and communication (written and oral) skills essential

The Package:

Offering from £34,000 to £38,000 including an extremely competitive benefits package.

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