Senior Buyer

Mploy Staffing Solutions
Dorchester, Dorset
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is seeking a Lead/Senior buyer to lead and develop the purchasing activities in the business. They have recently introduced a new ERP system and is looking for an individual to take advantage of the system capabilities, develop supplier strategy/relationships and manage performance data.
Experience & Skills
  • Product knowledge about tube materials, metal forming and machining.
  • Working within a fast pace manufacturing environment
  • Buying to MRP purchase suggestions and change messages
  • Confident in liaising with production staff and external suppliers
  • Strong technical aptitude to understand technical drawings, documents, and specifications.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard procurement procedures and practices required.
  • Advanced negotiation, analytical, problem-solving, crisis management and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and cost reduction and cost management skills.
Main Duties
  • Managing day to day purchasing activities and communications with suppliers
  • Raising Purchase Orders in line with MRP (Epicor) system recommendations
  • Obtaining quotes for new parts
  • Negotiate price, terms, delivery levels with suppliers
  • Review and  manage the open Purchase Orders within MRP to ensure component/service deliveries are delivered in line with  requirements
  • Reviewing Purchase Price variance for improvement
  • Manage and monitor supplier quality and delivery performance
  • Managing purchase orders and updating MRP messages
  • Owning/Managing supplier data, lead times, EOQ’s, Price data
  • Manage supplier rejects ensuring prompt issue resolution
If you are interested in applying for this role please send your CV to Mploy Dorchester