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Operational Buyer

Rhondda Cynon Taf

Posted 05/11/2021

Up to £35k

Job Description

Contract Type: Permanent vacancy
Salary: Up to £35k
Job Elements

  • As a member of the supply chain team, you will be responsible for procuring material to production requirements (MRP schedule) whilst following the Quality, Cost, Delivery, and Service (QCDS) principles. 
  • Providing a liaison between the company and its supplier base, developing existing supplier relationships and reducing costs whilst ensuring on time deliveries.
  • Responsible for commercial decisions within the supply chain, both within project teams and on a day to day basis whilst liaising with quality / engineering departments.
  • Create purchase orders to MRP schedules within SAP. Maintain order integrity during period of purchase order, responsible for maintenance of delivery date, price, lead time etc.
  • Analysis of delivery schedules and progression of overdue purchase orders to ensure on time deliveries. Liaise with production control department to ensure flow of information regarding deliveries.
  • Development of existing suppliers, activities to include on time delivery adherence, supplier quality development and delivery programmes
  • Record inventory on a weekly basis, prepare and implement inventory reduction plans and analyse existing inventory for material obsolescent.
  • Identify and participate in suppler transition project to identify new opportunities for PE.
  • Vendor Rationalisation.  Identification of non-strategic and poor performing vendors. Working with the project buyer to create and improvement / exit plan.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Education Work Experience,  Bachelors Degree, preferably within business related discipline
  • Minimum of 2-5 years experience within purchasing / supply chain role.
  • Manufacturing environment experience
  • Working knowledge of S.A.P. preferable.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft office is required to assist in day to day duties.
  • Understanding of low volume purchasing would be of benefit.

Company Information

With over a total of over 75 years of recruitment experience in one office our knowledge of the South Wales recruitment market is unprecedented. Since 1992 Petrie Recruitment has striven to provide the highest levels of service through a culture of integrity and honesty. Operating from a central Cardiff office, the small but highly experienced team of recruitment professionals aim to provide the right people with the right jobs in the right time scales. Privately owned by Paul and Deborah Harris since 2004 when they successfully completed a management buy out from the founder Lillian Petrie upon her retirement. Since that date the owner-managers have worked hard to instil a culture of “sales through service”. Petrie Recruitment does not follow the industry norm of “sales, sales, sales” rather the belief that if you satisfy your existing customers then growth will come naturally. As a company we can service all industry sectors from highly regulated multi-nationals through to new start-ups. Geographically we believe it is important to know the area being serviced in order to truly understand candidates backgrounds and factors such as commuting times, for this reason we work exclusively in the South Wales area. In summary Petrie Recruitment is the small, but perfectly formed, partner of choice for recruitment within South Wales.

Key Facts
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  • Head Office:

    Oddfellows House, 19 Newport Road, Cardiff

  • Number of staff:


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