Buyer

Location: Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Pension
Reference: 4047
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Permanent: Buyer

Location: Chepstow

Hours of work: 8.00am -5.00 pm Mon -Fri

Salary: £25 -£30,000 (dependant on experience)

Job Purpose:

The Purchasing Team are positioned at Group Level to oversee all purchasing activities across all sites and operations. The purpose of this position is to assist in all areas and activities relating to Supplier Engagement and Relations for the tendering and ordering of consumed goods to meet the business needs. The Purchasing Department works closely with all departments to provide a continual flow of communication between all suppliers, enabling Engineering, Projects and Production teams to successfully operate to satisfy customer needs.

Duties:

The position has two main areas of focus - Purchase Acquisition and Cost Analysis. The position will be split accordingly in terms of time allocated to both of these areas of focus.

Purchase Acquisition and Supplier Management:

  • Work with registered suppliers for quotations to satisfy Project and Production departments.
  • Raising of Purchase Orders, working with other departments to align costs and timings.
  • Monitoring of supply chains to maintain supply and overcome barriers to supply.
  • Manage inventory levels based on established supply strategy, goals, and related products.
  • Take personal ownership of all purchase orders placed, ensuring best possible purchase practice.
  • Work closely with production planners and operations supervisors on situations which require follow up and also help facilitate alternative plans when necessary.

Cost Analysis:

  • Review of costs to obtain savings, evaluating orders and volumes to find opportunities.
  • Analysing existing supply chains to discover cost saving opportunities through re-sourcing elsewhere.
  • Reporting back to the wider commercial team at Group level investigations on cost analysis activities to present opportunities for efficiencies.
  • Working with other departments to challenge existing purchasing channels to lead to efficiencies.

Skills/ Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of working within a purchasing role i.e. purchasing admin/assistant.
  • Experience of cost analyst work and budget management.
  • Previous experience desirable of using ERP systems for raising orders/supplier admin.
  • Confident user of MS Office suite particularly Excel.
  • Determined character for handling supplier engagement i.e. over calls.
  • Professional attitude can 'keep calm' and take a measured approach when facing challenging situations.
  • Able to work independently on carrying out tasks following training and be self-motivated.
  • Able to operate at a consistent pace and manage timely situations under pressure.

Closing date is 17th June 2022

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

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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