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Purchasing Buyer (Maternity Cover)

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago
Purchasing Buyer (Maternity Cover) - Southampton - Salary £30,000 Per annum

The Work Shop are delighted to be recruiting for a Buyer/Purchasing (Maternity Cover) a year for a growing organisation based in Southampton, start date May 2024.

As the successful Buyer/Purchasing - Southampton you will receive.

  • Salary up to £35,000

  • Southampton office

  • Office based - 5 days per week. 8:30am - 5pm

  • 23 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 28 with service

  • Pension - 5% employee contribution, 3% employer (rises with service - max 8%)

  • Flexi time - system allows you to accumulate hours to be taken in that month or following month (subject to approval) ( 8 hours Max in any month)

  • Free car parking

  • Life assurance and income protection after 3 months

  • Employee Assistance Programme.

The buyer will be responsible for maintaining stock levels, in line with customer requirements and forecasts, whilst striving to meet stock targets as per the monthly MRP cycle. They will be responsible for managing their daily workload, with the ability to prioritise and organise. They shall work to cost reduction targets, whilst purchasing stock to allow for optimum return on investment in line with the company KPIs. They must work closely with other members of the Purchasing Department to ensure all objectives are consistently met.

Duties for the Buyer/Purchasing Tasks include (but not limited to):

  • Negotiate with suppliers to obtain the best deal considering price, lead times, stock turns, supplier’s performance, and quality

  • Maintain the reorder point and stock levels, in accordance with average monthly sales and customer forecasts

  • Reviews the Purchasing Reports and provides the Purchasing group with recommendations

  • Supplier management including forecasting, ordering process, delivery and quality performance

  • Assists contracts and general sales teams with supplier guidance and enquiries

  • Review PO’s to understand if there are other alternatives available (stock transfer excess from somewhere else) whilst respecting supplier requirements

  • Supplier research, evaluation & selection to continually strengthen our supply base and ensure we are matching opportunities with appropriate suppliers

  • Works with internal stakeholders to ensure we are identifying opportunities to reduce costs

  • Assist both Stock Control and Purchasing Assistants when required

  • Keeps up to date with both the commercial and aerospace market conditions and influencing factors.

Candidate requirements for the Buyer/Purchasing:

  • A degree or diploma in Supply Management or related subject and a minimum of 3 years’ experience in purchasing or related field.

  • Experience purchasing raw materials

  • Ability to read, write, and fluently speak the English language (French or German second language desirable but not essential.

  • Strong knowledge of Excel including VLOOKUP, Pivot tables, formulas, and index matching

  • Understanding of general and contract inventory (GMROI); turnover rate; inventory service level, contracts and general; % of slow moving and obsolete inventory.

  • Strong organisation skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong customer service and planning skills

  • Proactive and flexible approach

  • High attention to detail required

  • Team player

If you have experience in buying, purchasing and procurement and are looking for a position within a fast growing stable company please do not hesitate to contact The Work Shop today?

Job Features

Job CategoryEngineering, Purchasing
Salary£30,000 - £35,000
Working Hours5 days per week. 8:30am - 5pm
Contract TypePermanent

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