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Senior Buyer - Merthyr Tydfil

Full Time
Job Sector:
South Wales
Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent
Salary description:
£30000 - £50000 per annum
Start Date:
Smart Solutions Recruitment
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Senior Buyer
Merthyr Tydfil

Smart Solutions are currently looking for an experienced Senior Buyer to work with our successful client based in Merthyr Tydfil area.

Purpose of the Role

The Senior Buyer is responsible for ensuring that the materials for the required construction projects are provided to schedule and according to project budgets. They are to ensure that the most cost effective and appropriate materials are procured to ensure profitability without decreasing quality standards
Key Responsibilities, Tasks & Result Areas

• Provide prices for all materials included in project plans and drawings.
• Ensure Product availability at launch of each new project in-line with business objectives.
• Manage supply chain to balance demand v/s supply and to meet company objectives with respect to revenue attainment, margin target and inventory level.
• Conducts re-sourcing exercises whilst maintaining continuity of supply to meet requirements in the event of non-acceptable price, service or quality performance.
• Requests quotes and samples for evaluation of potential new suppliers.
• Accepts responsibility for obtaining materials, assisting with the resolution of supply problems, by direct personal contact with top supplier management, and assisting suppliers in the procurement of scarce material.
• Work closely with operations to manage lead-time, capacity, and optimise supply position throughout the entire supply chain.
• Contributes in conjunction with specialist functions, in solving design, quality and costing problems.
• Monitor inventory levels to determine required demand and adequate stock levels.
• Demonstrate strong negotiation skills and an ability to analyse cost data and quickly assimilate supplier processes, in order to drive achievement of Value for Money.
• Manage suppliers with price discrepancies, damaged or returned material, logistics and other supply issues.
• Communicate and work with the accounting department on any payable issues.
• Maintain key policies and procedures.
• To research, identify and select suppliers that improve commercial, quality, delivery and technology performance, in-line with established Purchasing processes.
• Develop and deliver Commodity Strategies for future sourcing.
• Demonstrate a confident approach to teamwork and provide purchasing/commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation's goals.
• Communicate timely and accurate material or production issues that affect ability to meet the master schedule or that affect current scheduled production activities.
• Ideally, have a thorough understanding of Quality Approval processes.

B.A Degree or equivalent and a minimum of 5 years supply chain experience.

Aptitudes & Personal Attributes:

• Proficient in MS Office suite, to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe,
• Proficient in Sage
• Excellent numeracy skills
• Good analytical skills
• Strong prioritisation skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Ability to work to strict deadlines and under pressure
• Flexibility
• Good problem solving abilities, use of own initiative
• Ability to work without close supervision
• Ability to work independently and to adapt to consistently changing priorities.
• Must demonstrate self- motivation, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude and perform as a team player.
• Ability to effectively work with personnel on all levels.
• Committed to overall success of the organisation
• Well- developed multi-tasking skills in a fast paced environment.

Company Description

Smart Solutions is a specialist recruitment agency providing temporary staff for positions across a wide range of sectors.

Working in the waste and recycling industry; Smart Solutions CEO Nathan Bowles felt that recruitment agencies did not understand the requirements of employees in the sector, and made little effort to tailor their services. Temporary workers would turn up completely unprepared for the work they had been assigned to do, which led to significant worker turnover and dissatisfaction.

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