Buyer

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Engineering / Technical
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Newport & Torfaen
Salary description:
£25000 - £30000/ annum
Posted:
22/10/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Anonymous
Job Ref:
780558682

BUYER
NEWPORT
TEMP - 6 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT

Introduction

A temporary position has become available in the Purchasing Team for a Buyer, to be responsible for selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for materials and/or services required, so ensuring procedure of nominated materials and services are to agreed programmes by the most economic, timely and efficient means. Initially a 6-month contract with the possibility to extend for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities

*Responsible for maintaining assigned supplier relations by selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for material and/or services required, so ensuring procurement of nominated materials and services to agreed programmes by the most economic, timely and efficient means
*Analyse, negotiate and report supplier price changes
*Conduct periodic commodity surveys to obtain price comparisons; evaluate market trends to develop new services and create cost savings
*Responsible for forecasting market trends affecting material and service availability cost, raw material and products
*Select new and alternative sources of supply and in collaboration with technical staff select new and alternative materials and services, providing technical and or commercial advantage to the company
*Ensure all purchasing requisitions and programmes are correct and reflect the current supplier's lead-times, keeping management and user departments informed where changes threaten work programmes
*Identify potential problem areas and recommend changes
*Follow up on rejected material and obtain necessary credit
*Minimise the company's exposure with regard to MOQ's and price increases, obtaining the relevant authority levels
*Proactive liaison with other departments as necessary to forecast, plan to meet, and to supply demand to relevant quality
*Meeting health and safety requirements
*Ensure compliance with company codes of conduct
*Administration and reporting as required
*Payment terms negotiation, optimisation and management
*International trading issues/imports/legal, awareness
*To identify and drive continuous improvements within the areas of control
*Control and minimise excess and cost / stock.

Core Requirements

*Ability to meet tight deadlines
*IT skills within Excel, Word and company specific systems
*At least 3 years' experience of Purchasing within a manufacturing environment essential, preferably sub-contracting
*Minimum qualifications 2 A levels or HNC, or CIPS Diploma or equivalent.
*Membership of CIPS is an advantage
*Must be professional, highly motivated, ethical, business oriented and innovative
*Ability to work on own initiative is essential.

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Company Description

Closing Date:
19/11/2019

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