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Buyer (contract)


Tyne and Wear

£ Negotiable






Company Description

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for our client who are specialists in their market sector. They are recruiting for a Buyer to join them, initially on a 6 month contract, if you Buying experience within engineering and are CIPS qualified this role could be ideal for you.

Job Specification

The Role

  • As a direct point of contact with the client supply chain, always ensure maximum professionalism to solidify from a commercial perspective the branding of client.
  • Promote a 'Huddle' and ‘Customer focused’ culture and increase teamwork across the site by initiating cross functional communications.
  • Liaise competently, confidently and promptly with your key stakeholders, developing an excellent working relationship and attend to all requirements or requests timely, efficiently and diligently ensuring that our clients receive the highest level of service from all areas of the organisation.
  • Consider the impact you make on others within the business, from both process and motivational vantage points.
  • Ensure all company policies regarding code of conduct, health & safety, quality requirements and housekeeping are met.
  • Processing purchase orders in line with MRP suggestions.
  • Processing purchase orders in line with outsourcing requirements.
  • Expediting suppliers to meet OTIF requirements.
  • Processing purchase orders for non-inventory items inclusive of but not limited to: Consumables, Maintenance requirements etc.
  • Liaise closely with QA to manage supplier performance and identify opportunities to improve.
  • Liaise closely with your suppliers to build and maintain strong relationships.
  • Update your downstream stakeholders of any expected impacts to delivery schedules.
  • You will monitor and actively find solutions to achieve favourable price variance with your suppliers.
  • You will adhere to all MRP suggestions for your categories to ensure full compliance with supply requirements and your agreed Activity Management System (AMS). Purchasing suggestions will be inclusive of, but not limited to:
  • Purchase order creation.
  • Pegging / Scheduling amendment(s).
  • Quantity increase(s).
  • Quantity Decrease(s).
  • Cancellation(s).

The Person

  • Working knowledge of a Purchasing / Planning environment would be an advantage but not absolutely essential
  • Desirable: Experience in low-cost sourcing projects.
  • Experience with supplier auditing.
  • Essential: Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Desirable: Working knowledge of Epicor and / or Oracle. ERP & Purchasing Systems.
  • An exceptional ability to understand, evaluate and apply technical information (Functional / Technical skills).
  • Capable of keeping abreast of an evolving portfolio of products and services (Technical Learning)
  • Able to understand the business needs and drivers (Business Acumen).
  • Delivers solutions and decisions that are effective and constructively impact both client and our customer’s organisation (Decision Quality & Problem Solving).
  • Help develop planning and supply tools by offering feedback.
  • Reliable and flexible to take on additional product depending on work loads.

The Benefits

  • Rate is negotiable within reason.
  • Opportunity to work for one of the regions employers of choice.
  • Day shift.

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