Buyer / Purchaser - Automotive Consumables

Recruiter
Wallace Hind Selection
Location
Dunstable
Salary
£25000 - £35000/annum 21 days Holiday + 8 Statutory + Cont
Posted
19 Jul 2017
Closes
17 Aug 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are a growing, dynamic supplier of automotive consumables; due to expansion we wish to recruit a talented, professional Buyer/ Purchaser. You will be based from our Milton Keynes office with the potential to travel to the Far East, meet suppliers and source new products.

BASIC: £25,000-£35,000

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS: 21 days Holiday + 8 Statutory + Contributory Pension + Travel Expenses.

LOCATION: Milton Keynes

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Brackley, Northampton, Aylesbury, Bedford, Buckingham, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Luton, Towcester.

THIS ROLE WILL APPEAL TO YOU IF YOU:

* Enjoy working in an autonomous environment.
* Want to be seen as an expert in your field.
* See yourself as adding value through cultivating professional relationships.

WHAT WE WILL DO FOR YOU:

* Offer you complete ownership, valuing your opinion and voice.
* Provide complete support from the MD in implementing necessary KPI`s/SLA`s.
* An environment where we ‘win together`.

ROLE PURPOSE – Buyer / Purchaser - Automotive Consumables

The key purpose of the buyer is to source and purchase products/services required by the business, achieve the best quality and value for money whilst maximising profitability and customer satisfaction.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES - Buyer / Purchaser - Automotive Consumables

* Maintain stock levels to enable smooth supply to customers.
* Proactively seek out/identify new potential suppliers.
* Develop partnerships with existing suppliers (currently 25/30) cultivating good will.
* Attend daily production meetings to discuss or highlight any supply/stock issues.
* Work closely with the Directors escalating any issues.
* Establish relationships with key internal stakeholders such as Sales, Marketing and Quality departments.
* Consistently maintain accurate details on Access Dimensions software.
* Produce monthly reports across a wide range of measurable, such as, supplier performance, stock levels, obsolete stock, cost savings, etc.

REQUIREMENTS:

To be successful in your application you must have a proven track record in a buying / purchasing role and be commutable to the Milton Keynes office.

* Managed a budget spend of £3-5 Million (although this role is materials only).
* Experience in working across a range of currencies (particularly Dollars, GBP and Euros).
* Ideally, previously identified and sourced products from China or the Far East.
* A clear understanding of legislation.
* Flexibility, willingness and eagerness to travel to suppliers (including the Far East).

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Clare Gibson quoting Buyer / Purchaser - Automotive Consumables and reference CG1707-35 to DD: +44 (0)(Apply online only) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) (Apply online only). Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based