Buyer

Location: Exeter
Salary: £30k per year
Contact: Guy Allen
Call: Guy
Reference: 2185
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Job: Buyer

Location: Exeter

Salary: £30,000

Hours: 8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

Summary:

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this role is accountable for all aspects of purchasing, ranging from sourcing of new suppliers, contract negotiation, expediting and ensuring stock availability to allow production to be optimised. This role will work in partnership with the New Product Development Team to ensure the timely introduction of new product ranges.

You will need to be computer literate with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Excel) and POP systems. This role will involve some international and domestic travel.

Accountabilities

Responsible for all direct and some indirect procurement, against a specified supplier portfolio, to support forecasted sales through Sage Inventory Advisor, ensuring cost targets are met and inventory levels managed within agreed levels

Buyer will be responsible for managing the following functions against specified supplier portfolio:

Supply chain risk analysis and development of alternative supplier strategies

Delivering targeted savings

Improving aspects of supplier delivery performance (OTIF) with actions to be developed to rectify any shortfalls

Improving quality performance again with action plans to be developed to rectify and resolve root causes

Identification and assessment and development of highly competitive new sources, where required

Working closely with R&D & the Engineering team to co-ordinate and drive forward NPD, including early supplier involvement, cost estimation, value engineering, process optimisation, material selection

Responsible for co-ordinating the production and capacity planning of strategic suppliers, including cost effective and timely delivery of all free issued parts, in line with forecast demand and inventory levels

Effective contract development, negotiation, review and implementation

Working within the team to promote best Practice Purchasing Principles

Responsible for achieving full availability of all required top level and component parts, enabling the sales and production targets to be met. This will include effective stock management, utilisation of system reports, low level stock, monthly ordering, back orders and historic / present data for sales and stock holidings

Ensure the company uses the appropriate combination of discrete orders, blanket orders and scheduled orders to ensure maximum availability

Responsible for the expediting of all purchase orders, ensuring all delivery dates are adhered to

 

Experience, Attributes & Skills sought :

Evidence of purchasing aesthetically pleasing products / components

Proven track record of working within a new product development team

Proven track record of purchasing services and supplies

Proven track record of business travel

Proven track record of quality audit and inspection of supplies

Experience of working to ISO standards

Experience of managing and negotiating commercial contracts

Evidence of influencing senior management and directors

Experience of continuous improvement initiatives such as Lean or Six Sigma

Practical working knowledge of design for manufacture, value engineering and product approval

Knowledge of Sage and Sage Inventory Advisor

CIPS/MCIPS

Closing date is 26th May 2021

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client.

To Apply please follow the application process for the site this job is advertised on or email your CV to guy.allen@hawk-3.com. By applying for the above position and providing your personal data to us you understand that your data will be processed in line with our Privacy Policy. To view our full Privacy Policy please visit our website.

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions are committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job. Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future