Engineering

Buyer

Full Time Permanent

Buyer

Based in Deeside

£28k + Bonus Benefits

Our client is looking for a Buyer to join their manufacturing business. They will also provide and fund CIPS courses

Purpose of the role

The purpose of the role is to maximise purchasing performance whilst controlling inventory levels, maintaining customer service excellence and enhancing safety and business profitability.

Key tasks & responsibilities

* Maintain supply of key materials maximising volume purchasing benefits.

* Develop supplier strategies.

* Meet target costs.

* Undertake strategic sourcing activities utilising established business tools and templates.

* Support the development and communication of a sourcing strategy to shape purchasing decisions.

* Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.

* Monitor market trends and supply chain strategies.

* Provide analysis on costs and review cost reduction activities.

* Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous and business improvements.

* Develop and manage the contractual relationship with key suppliers to manage business risk and Develop synergies either locally or within group.

* Prepare data towards monthly performance reports.

Qualities

Team player with the ability to contribute both individually and as part of a team.

Self confidence with strong interpersonal skills, an excellent communicator with the ability to liase with people at all levels.

Flexibility and ability to multitask.

Self motivated with a “hands on” results driven approach.

Strong systems skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

Experience in a buying / negotiation role.

ERP experience ideally SAP

Candidate Requirements

* Minimum 2 years within a buying role. Ideally manufacturing

* Team player with the ability to contribute both individually and as part of a team.

* Able to work independently with minimal supervision.

* Self confidence with strong interpersonal skills, an excellent communicator with the ability to liase with people at all levels.

* Flexibility and ability to multitask.

* Self motivated with a “hands on” results driven approach.

* Able to prioritise workload to meet team objectives.

* Must be comfortable or have experience of working in a manufacturing environment

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