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2022-07-28 12:36:152022-08-24 Alliance Consulting
Job Type Permanent full-time
Location Home Based
Area Home Based, UK Home Based UK Home Based
Sector Purchasing and Procurement
Salary £28000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits, pension, etc.
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Job Ref n887414DH_1659011775
Job Views 31

I am working closely with my Bedfordshire-based client, a leading designer and manufacturer of specialist power electronic systems and equipment serving a global client base across a range of industries, to find an experienced Buyer / Senior Buyer to join their in-house Materials Control & Purchasing team.

This newly created position will primarily be focused on purchasing materials, components, supplies and services essential to support the ongoing operations of the business. The successful candidate will ensure that purchases are of the required quality and quantity, are delivered on time, and at the most economical cost.

This is an exciting time to be joining them as they are continuing to expand their product ranges, including into new markets, and the ongoing development of the next generation of products means that your work with current and potential new suppliers will have a direct impact on these ideas turning into a reality.

Reporting to the Materials & Logistics Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Issuing purchase orders according to MRP demand and incoming requisition forms
  • Understanding production demands to be able to analyse MRP demand and adjust orders according to real needs.
  • Reviewing unacknowledged / late order reports for your vendors
  • Updating item data settings to improve MRP demand
  • Reviewing shortage report and complete necessary actions to avoid production shortages, including communication with vendors, production, and the warehouse
  • Managing scheduling of open orders based on production planning modifications
  • Managing vendor warranty claims
  • Qualifying new vendor capacities based on set qualifications and eliminate underperforming suppliers
  • Preparing and issue RFQ requests, and compare MOQ, payment terms, freight conditions, etc.
  • Challenging vendors quotes and drive cost down; report cost reductions
  • Managing PPVs on a regular basis
  • Maintaining clear and efficient communication with internal and external personnel
  • Coordinating meetings and prepare needed materials
  • Establishing standards and procedures for continuous improvement.

Applications are invited from experienced Buyer and Senior Buyers with previous purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment. You should have a successful track record of establishing and developing relationships with suppliers and proven negotiation skills.

You should have previous experience of using an ERP system (ideally Infor / Baan).

Although the majority of this role will be split between the company headquarters in Bedfordshire and remote working, there may be the requirement for domestic or international travel on rare occasions to meet with current and potential new suppliers, so a driving licence and passport are desirable.

In return they are willing to pay an attractive salary for the right candidate which will be negotiable based on experience, together with a clear career progression pathway within the company in the future.

More information available upon application.

When applying for this role, please indicate your current salary (plus benefits package), minimum salary required, notice period and your reasons for wishing to move from your current company. Alliance Consulting is acting as an employment agency in this respect. Alliance Consulting specialise in the placement of engineers throughout the UK. By sending us your CV you are explicitly consenting to our processing of your personal data on a computer database and/or in manual files for the purpose of evaluating your application for employment. This processing will be carried out in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. By applying for this role you hereby consent to us submitting your CV to our client. If you do not wish your CV to be sent to our client then you must clearly state this to us. Equally, if there are any companies that you do not wish your CV to be sent to (for whatever reason), then please let us know of this when you apply.

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