Buyer - Milton Keynes

Recruiter
Industrious Recruitment
Location
Milton Keynes
Salary
£26000 - £28000/annum
Posted
17 Jul 2017
Closes
16 Aug 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Buyer

The main function of the job is to carry out raw material sourcing and purchasing activities as required and compile, issue and process RFQ’s
Job Specification

• Negotiate price and availability of raw materials and other items
• Carry out Materials benchmarking as directed/required
• Analysis of supply V demand utilising MRP & other reports to determine requirements- with particular responsibility for non- electronic items and non-production items
• Place P.O’s for raw materials & Non-production items as necessary, ensuring quality, cost & delivery requirements are met
• Proactively expedite material requirements from external sources to ensure timely delivery for production and customer needs
Please review the job specification details on the job description for more information on required skills and experience

Main Function of the Job

Carry out raw material sourcing and purchasing activities as required and compile, issue and process RFQ’s

Job Specification

• Negotiate price and availability of raw materials and other items
• Carry out Materials benchmarking as directed/required
• Analysis of supply V demand utilising MRP & other reports to determine requirements- with particular responsibility for non- electronic items and non-production items
• Place P.O’s for raw materials & Non-production items as necessary, ensuring quality, cost & delivery requirements are met
• Proactively expedite material requirements from external sources to ensure timely delivery for production and customer needs
• In conjunction with the purchasing department, other departments & suppliers establish and execute corrective actions as required
• Advise purchasing and planning management of any potential delivery delays that could impact production builds and or supplies of raw materials to DME
• Ensure the Swan/Avante database reflects changes of delivery schedules as required
• Ensure supplier and raw material parameters are continually up to date on Swan/Avante
• Ensure invoice queries are processed/resolved in a timely manner as required
• Carry out special exercises/projects as directed by the Materials and Logistics Manager
• Support Stores activities from time to time
• Be the prime contact with DME for the processing of Raw material supplies to and from DME/MK

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the following:

- Minimum 2-3 years purchasing experience with a good head for data analysis
- Preferably in a manufacturing/electronics environment, but not essential
- Aptitude for working under pressure, ideally someone who thrives under pressure and enjoys the “buzz”

Benefits for the roles include:

Staff Bonus Scheme (based on operating profit and new product introduction)
23 days holidays (increase to 26 after a period of time)
Pension Scheme (pays up to 7.5% of the employees’ salary as long as the employee matches the sum paid by the company)
Life Insurance (4 x employees salary)
Income Protection Cover

Other benefits:

Subsidise food each day (we pay up £1.20 per day towards food bought from a catering van which comes to our site every day)
Employee appreciation day - celebrated in August
Employees can earn an extra 2 days per annum for having no sick days
Fully paid Christmas party which include all food and drinks and also contribution towards hotels etc.
Hours of Work - 8.30am to 4.30pm with 1/2 hour for lunch