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Technical Buyer

  • Location: Warwickshire
  • Salary: 30000-32000
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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My client is a leading manufacturer of mechanical equipment for the emergency services market and an opportunity has arisen for an experienced Buyer to join their Operations Department.You will be a key part of the supply chain function where you will assist in day to day purchasing activity managing this through the MRP systems and having direct liaison with technical engineering / manufacturing teams and external suppliers to expedite orders and ensure agreed supplier service KPI's. You will assist with minimizing costs of purchased goods, screen suppliers for quality and track orders from initiation to usage.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:&#8226 Procure a range of materials, components and services.&#8226 Supplier monitoring and development.&#8226 Inventory and stock control as well as invoice reconciliation.&#8226 Cost control and reduction.&#8226 Ensure efficient stock procurement, in line with business requirements whilst ensuring material shortages do not impact productivity advising on lead times to relevant departments.&#8226 Produce management information as requested by the line manager.&#8226 Develop and maintain proactive supplier relationships.&#8226 Progress and chase orders ensuring timely deliveries and liaise with other departments to ensure that product supplies are affecting manufacture.&#8226 Tracking orders and expediting parts etc.&#8226 Placing orders against MRP recommendations & Non-Production requisitions.&#8226 Generate and send order reports.&#8226 Generate performance reports / KPI's.&#8226 Liaise with Stores / Goods Inwards to manage Third Party Vendor stock movement.&#8226 Review Safety Stock and adjust levels when necessary.KEY REQUIREMENTS:&#8226 Previous experience of working in a similar role (Buyer, Procurement Officer, Category Buyer, Technical Buyer) (Essential)&#8226 Part or full CIPS qualified (Desirable)&#8226 Experience of sourcing manufacturing goods and all types of materials including the likes of steel products, steel plates, tubes, fittings, flanges, castings, fabricated products etc. (Essential)&#8226 Experience in inventory, stock control, invoice reconciliation, cost control and reduction (Essential)&#8226 Proficient in supplier monitoring and development (Essential)&#8226 Strong negotiation skills (Essential)&#8226 Approachable / driven and passionate (Essential)&#8226 Possess an understanding of MRP / ERP systems (JD Edwards is advantageous)Workforce are responsible for placing skilled and in demand people on both a permanent and contract basis into the Engineering, Technical and Manufacturing sectors, from skilled Shop Floor Personnel and Specialist Engineers to Supervisory and Management positions. We operate from several prime locations throughout Central England and our Specialist Consultants will have an in-depth understanding of your skills and offer best advice on your next step!! We are always searching for the best talent, so if you know anyone, why not recommend someone to one of our professional team who will be more than happy to help.

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