Buyer (Manufacturing)

  • Location

    West Sussex, England

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  • Salary:

    £22000 - £26000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Inside Out Purchasing & Supply

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  • Duration:

    Ongoing (Perm)

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Inside Out Purchasing & Supply has been engaged to recruit a Buyer for a leading client in the technology sector based in West Sussex.

General Duties and Key Accountabilities

Manage MRP demand ensuring workload is divided between buyers effectively
Be responsible for the data integrity of the Procurement information with the ERP system.
Be responsible for material status until parts become fully kitted to jobs.
Mark-up and schedule all requirements in the most economical way, Keeping cash flow, kitting status and stock excess in mind.
Manage MRP and placement of purchase orders as well as ensure that orders are delivered and received on time.
Understand and monitor product margins, use information to aid buyers in decision making.
Negotiate call off order agreements proactively to achieve cost reductions and to secure supply.
Monitor supplier performance and build and develop supplier relationship.
Ensure that all aspects of the purchasing operation runs efficiently and effectively.
Liaise with the Material Co-ordinator/Planner to mitigate supply risks to ensure the Production plan is kept on target and ensure job start times reflect when material is available.
Purchase low/medium/high value products ensuring process time, price, material presentation quality, delivery, cost of delivery, payment terms and excess stock value are all taken into consideration.
Monitor and negotiate pricing on high turn lines to ensure product margins are improved/maintained.
Ensure part data is correct on MRP system. E.g. Lead times and pack sizes
Identify and act on any cost saving opportunities.
Assist in investigating, answering and supporting all buyers with goods inwards queries.
Monitor the processing of departmental purchase requisitions as required
Arrange FOB Shipments from offshore locations, ensure timely customs clearance.

Experience of working in a similar role in a manufacturing environment with MRP/ERP knowledge is highly desirable.