First Base Employment Limited

Due to continued growth, we have a new position for a Buyer responsible for Direct, Indirect and Capital purchases

The role

Reporting directly to the Materials Manager, you will be part of the buying team to administer the purchasing module to deliver cost effective, timely and value-added purchasing to all internal customers. You will manage all aspects of procurement within the supply base in a professional and ethical manner with due regards to total acquisition cost, on time delivery, quality, continuous improvement, risks and deliver cost reduction.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Ensure that all procedures are followed and maintained to the highest personal, professional and ethical standard
  • Executing purchase orders via Sales Forecast, Order Book, Reorder Point, & Purchase Requisitions to meet inventory and customer KPI’s
  • Achieve Cost reductions, on time delivery & Quality targets
  • Maintain ERP data
  • Develop supplier partnerships to create a reliable and long-term supply source
  • Researching new supplier, products and manufacturing process
  • Identify and report cost savings in line with business objectives
  • Negotiating, generating and maintaining Supplier Agreements

Skills and Attributes

  • An understanding of supply chain management and logistics
  • High level of computer literacy. Knowledge of SAP, D365 and Microsoft office suite of programs would be advantageous.
  • A proven track record in cost reduction
  • Experience in the negotiation of supply agreements 
  • Familiarity with quality tools and techniques
  • A good understanding of engineering drawings in order to identify suitable manufacturing processes and potential suppliers
  • Positive, can do attitude with a 'change' mentality
  • Management of fast paced and dynamic environment where priorities change to meet customer demand
  • Articulate and confident communicator. Both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate strategies and concepts simply and effectively
  • A structured and controlled approach to problem solving.
  • Strong analysis and decision-making abilities

Qualification and Experience

  • 3 year purchasing experience in a Production/ Manufacturing environment
  • Fully or Partially qualified within CIPS (or studying towards CIPS) or similar qualification

Person specification:

The successful applicant will be a good team player, with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Highly self-motivated and organised, they will be able to maintain a proactive approach to the responsibilities of this role.

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