Main Job Details

Sector

Logistics/Purchasing

Location

Sittingbourne

Job Type

Purchasing

Employment Type

Permanent

Salary

£27000 - £31000 per annum %2B DOE plus benefits package

Buyer

Full Job Description

Are you an experienced buyer with proven skills and knowledge gained in the manufacturing or production environment? We have a great opportunity for you to join a growing successful business and be part of their success story ...

The key purpose of the role is to support the Purchasing Manager in implementing and managing the purchasing process to ensure that projects are delivered on time, on budget and meeting the required quality specification. Contribute to improved project margins, quicker speed to market and enhanced client experience.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* On time delivery of components and / or fixtures, within budget and meeting required quality standard.
* Liaise with Estimating Department & senior team members to understand the buying plan, and then contribute to implementation of the buying plan in order to deliver best value and quality.
* Liaise with Sales, Project Teams & senior team members to ensure that demand is managed and planned.
* Contribute to reporting of supply chain performance, including quantitative measurement of supplier delivery performance.
* Support the implementation of agreed Purchasing Strategy, incorporating the need for continuous improvement.
* Raise and expedite Purchase Orders.
* Act as key point of contact with Suppliers, ensuring a clear understanding of requirements, and expectations.
* Communicate clearly and precisely with the Project Team.
* Build a knowledge of pricing trends and periods of peak demand in order to limit their impact on the business.
* Provide analysis of supplier pricing to allow it to be evaluated against commercial and technical factors.
* Ensure that suppliers are aware of business objectives.
* Contribute to the setting up of supply contracts, and monitor the quality of service provided.
* Contribute to improved margins, quicker speed to market and enhanced client experience.
* Assist in measurement of team KPIs considering: estimate vs actual cost, on-time-in-full and supplier performance measurements.

Successful candidates will have the following level of skills and experience:

* Educated to degree level, ideally working towards purchasing qualifications (CIPs)
* Experience within a Purchasing or Operations environment.
* Strong sourcing and negotiation skills.
* Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
* Ideally, experience dealing with off shore supply.
* Good communication (written and verbal).
* Must be a self-starter and comfortable working under pressure.
* Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and deadlines.
* Sound commercial awareness.
* Computer literate to a high standard.

If you can meet the criteria listed and have at least two years' experience within a relevant background please apply for an immediate response. An immediate start with a a competitive salary and benefits package is available to the incoming candidate.

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Main Job Details

Sector

Logistics/Purchasing

Location

Sittingbourne

Job Type

Purchasing

Employment Type

Permanent

Salary

£27000 - £31000 per annum %2B DOE plus benefits package

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