JOB TITLE: Buyer; Purchasing; Procurement


Industry : Commercial & Finance Job Location : Wirral
Job Reference : 9400SB Job Category : Purchasing and Procurement
Employment Type : Permanent Posted : 27/02/2013
 
Salary & Benefits : £25000 - £27000 per annum
 
Experience Required : See Job Description
 
Education Required : See Job Description



Please note you must be permitted to work in the EC to apply for this job.

Job Summary

Job Title: Buyer; Purchasing; Procurement Location: Wirral, Merseyside Salary: £25-27k The Role: As the Buyer/Purchasing Executive you will be working closely with the group purchasing teams to ensure timely arrival of materials at the correct quantity, quality and price. Reports to the Purchasing Manager you will monitor and manage supplier performances in line with KPI's and exceed cost savings set. Based in Wirral, Merseyside


Job Description

Job Title: Buyer; Purchasing; Procurement
Location: Wirral, Merseyside
Salary: £25-27k

The Role:
As the Buyer/Purchasing Executive you will be working closely with the group purchasing teams to ensure timely arrival of materials at the correct quantity, quality and price. Reports to the Purchasing Manager you will monitor and manage supplier performances in line with KPI's and exceed cost savings set. Based in Wirral, Merseyside the main duties will include:

* Sourcing components and materials to meet business needs ensuring quality and cost
* Identify opportunities for cost reduction through all aspects of the business
* Liaise with Line Manager and Group Purchasing to implement supplier agreements that reflect the business requirements
* Managing the company MRP system including all inventory management functionality
* Managing the transition of parts from existing and new sources of supply
* Ensuring all internal order processing and Purchase Orders are logged and tracked accordingly
* Negotiating with suppliers to support business growth and meet cost savings targets
* Identify opportunities for cost reduction for materials and services and drive the delivery of annual cost savings initiatives
* Working with the purchasing team to extend the number of suppliers managed through the monthly scorecard
* Demonstrating good supplier relationship management and improve performance of suppliers
* Instigate lead times and managing inventory management functionality
* Managing order confirmations, material shortages, overdue orders and price variance reports
* Reviewing and improving the purchase order processes and ensure any material price variances are mitigated where possible

The Candidate

Previous Purchasing/Buying/Procurement experience within a high volume automotive, engineering or manufacturing industry is essential. The successful Buyer/Purchasing Executive must be able to demonstrate a proven track record of cost reduction, supplier performance and inventory management. An understanding of purchasing in Global markets, knowledge of lean manufacturing and CIPA qualification, or equivalent, is preferable. A full UK driving licence and willingness to travel when required is needed.


Job Keywords

Buyer; Purchasing; Procurement; CIPS; Cost Savings; Inventory Management; Wirral; Merseyside



Bluefire Consulting is an equal opportunities Employment Business/Agency specialising in Purchasing and Procurement recruitment on a UK wide basis.

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