senior buyer in shoreham-by-sea

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£ 25,000 per year
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shoreham-by-sea, south east
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£ 25,000 per year
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01489 560 124
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job description

Senior Buyer required on a permanent basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of off highway machine technology? Do you have a background strategically sourcing and procuring components and systems? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced manufacturing environment? If you are seeking an exciting challenge then this is the role for you!

As a Senior Buyer you will report to the Materials and Parts Manager, the Senior Buyer plays a pivotal role in ensuring material flow from suppliers, through stores and to production as well as out to the customer.

Through the supply chain function you will identify and manage its supplier base both from a strategic and operational support perspective to drive best value in terms of cost, quality and service from suppliers throughout the life cycle of each product.

Key responsibilities:

* Ensure MRP is run regularly to fulfil purchase demand
* Confirm open orders with suppliers
* Chase orders to committed dates
* Process ECRs to ensure day to day production is kept on track
* Manage supplier NCNs to obtain repaired / replacement items and seek long term corrective action for review by NCN owner
* Review and approve ECOs
* Review and propose PPCs to Materials and Parts Manager for approval
* Solve invoice queries to ensure payments are processed and deliveries are not stopped
* Work with Materials and Parts Manager to ensure supply routes for future demand. This will entail meeting with and reviewing potential suppliers, and on-boarding new suppliers in accordance with PU011 new supplier process
* Have an awareness of future projects and order additional quantities in preparation
* Review and amend stock levels and minimum order quantities based on usage analysis
* Maintain the PU014 Approved Supplier List
* Support the Materials and Parts Manager with supplier visit schedules, visits and reporting.
* Support ISO IEC 80079-34 compliance and drive it into suppliers
* Contribute towards and act upon review of supplier delivery performance (as per metrics process)
* Run purchasing reports and produce data for analysis as per purchasing quality procedure QP7 requirements
* Leverage product and process experience within the team
* Responsibility for important commodity or high value parts

Experience required:

* Proven experience within purchasing
* Ability to identify suitable suppliers, request quotations and chase through on quotations
* Ability to source parts to meet urgent production demand, chase order confirmations and deliveries
* Ability to remain calm under pressure
* Ability to analyse, interpret and present data
* Tenacious, flexible and proactive approach
* Confident communicator
* Strong IT skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
* Strong knowledge of MRP systems

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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