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Posted 3 weeks ago

Buyer, Hitchin
£20,000 – £27,000
Ref: FR101268

The purpose of this role is to procure a mix of mechanical and electrical components and equipment. It is a dynamic and mixed role that will require you to own the purchasing process across approximately 100 suppliers and circa 3000 products, whilst managing the operational aspects of the wide role from forecasting products required to controlling devices. Effectively plan customer requirements to achieve expected delivery dates, maximising manufacturing efficiency.

The ideal candidate:-
• Must have solid experience within a similar lead and all round role
• Experience of MRP systems
• Excellent negotiation skills
• Experience within an SME business would be preferred
• Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision at all times
• High levels of attention to detail
• Good computer skills

Duties and Responsibilities:-
• Identify stock needs, interpret history and predict future usage
• Continual maintenance of data for stock items, including prices, minimum order quantities, lead times, descriptions, product data sheets, product information sheets and general product information
• Raise purchase orders for purchases
• Ensure purchased products are delivered on time
• Negotiating with suppliers to ensure best value is achieved
• Match purchase order/goods receipt note/purchase invoice
• Resolve queries with suppliers
• Raise and manage supplier non-conformance reports, such as poor product quality or delivery delays
• Find solutions to budge limitations, supplier errors and other problems as they arise
• Stock reporting – reconciliations and forecasts
• Maintain existing supplier relationships and identify new suppliers
• Drive down material costs by agreed %
• Supplier approval and accreditation

Working 37 hours per week over 4.5 days
Holidays: 4 weeks in the first year, rising to 5 weeks in the second year
It is with regret that we are unable to respond personally to each individual application due to the high volume of CVs we receive on a daily basis. However, if you have not heard from us within 7 days, please take it that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
This vacancy is being advertised by Fresh Recruit Ltd who are acting as an employment agency business.

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