Junior Buyer / Purchasing & procurement

Job Type:
Job reference:
26 days ago

Role: Junior Buyer / Purchasing & procurement

Location: Hemingford abbots

Onsite: 5x days per week / fulltime

Salary: £30,000 approx

Level: This is a mid-level role but if you are senior and want to apply, I will also send your CV, salary would be higher

This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Junior Buyer, Purchasing Controller, or Buyer.

Job Purpose:

Provide support to the Purchasing Manager in purchasing goods, materials, and services to ensure that the company's operational needs are met, considering price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

Key responsibilities

  • Process customer BoM's onto internal quoting documentation to allow supplier pricing to be collated accurately prior to sales quoting the end customer.
  • Once agreed with Purchasing Manager, purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Check order acknowledgements to confirm the delivery timescale and that there are no delays.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations.
  • Maintain accurate records of all orders within MRP.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues.
  • Provide cover for the stores team as and when required.
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers where needed.
  • Support in meetings with current suppliers and meet with potential new suppliers.
  • Aid in the assessment and evaluation of suppliers and help undertake performance reviews to manage performance improvement activities. Also assist in negotiating contracts, improved prices, and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships.
  • Have a list of agreed customer accounts to be responsible for, over and above the day to day purchasing.
  • Respond flexibly to any request that may reasonably be made by management. Such requests will be within the competence and/ or scope of the jobholder.

Experience required:

  • Experience of working within purchasing for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Exposure to or knowledge of electronic components / PCB's is ideal but not essential.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent IT skills including Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MRP / ERP systems desired.
  • A strong eye for detail is a must.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to work well on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Willingness to work within the goods in and stores department if and when required.

How to apply?

Please send a CV to [email protected]

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