Senior Buyer

5 days left

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
05 Feb 2017
05 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
I have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join a fast growing business based in Harlow, Essex.

The main focus of the role is to manage the largest supplier which is there factory based in China. The team in china are very dedicated and driven to produce high quality finish goods to the distribution/manufacturing team in the UK. The successful candidate will need to guide and support the Far East team to reduce supplier spend, source components to our high quality standards, negotiate SLA agreements, reduce dead stock levels and to maintain a smooth process.

In addition to this you will be working closely with new product development to help develop new leading industry products/components to sustain our cutting-edge industry reputation.

Duties and responsibilities:

• New Product Development
• Far East buying/sourcing experience.
• Negotiating with new/current suppliers and to set up SLA agreements.
• Market product research/analysing and communicating with sales/marketing team.
• Achieve product supply cost saving targets and payment terms optimisation
• Coordinate the purchasing operations with all the other departments of the company as necessary to forecast and meet demand.
• Ensure accuracy of MRP status data (lead-time, batch size, payment terms, unit costs, etc.) relating to relevant suppliers and purchased parts.
Ensure that company product quality standards are managed and improved
• Packaging and transport regulatory compliance and information communication.
• Management of International import issues and legal requirements.
• Monitor stock control staff performance on a daily, weekly, monthly & quarterly basis.
• Optimise stock management and inventory levels to meet business needs.
• Training and supervising the work of other members of staff.
• Identifying potential suppliers, visiting existing suppliers, and building and maintaining good relationships with them.

The successful candidate will need to have Far East sourcing experience and is ambitious to develop their career. If this role is of interest please forward me your updated CV

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