Purchasing Executive

11 Jan 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be recruiting a Purchasing Executive/Buyer to work for a leading hydraulics company based on the outskirts of Hagley near Stourbridge. The company are going from strength to strength and are looking to double their turnover in the next 3 years so now would be the right time to join!

The company is looking to enhance its profile by employing a professional Purchaser/Buyer who will form a key, integral part of the purchasing function in the achievement of operational and
strategic objectives. The role is key to leading the company forward in securing quality suppliers of materials and components covering price, delivery and quality targets.

The main duties will be:

" Forecast levels of demand for services and products;
" Keep a constant check on stock levels;
" Conduct research to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules and quality;
" Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers;
" Build and maintain good relationships with new and existing suppliers;
" Negotiate and agree contracts, monitoring the quality of service provided;
" Process payments and invoices;
" Keep contract files and use them as reference for the future;
" Forecast price trends and their impact on future activities;
" Give presentations about market analysis and possible growth;
" Develop a purchasing strategy;
" Produce reports and statistics using computer software;
" Evaluate bids and make recommendations, based on commercial and technical factors;
" Ensure suppliers are aware of business objectives;
" Attend meetings and trade conferences;

The ideal candidate will be:

" Working towards becoming a full CIPS member (MCIPS)
" Relevant Supply Chain and / or Sales and Operations Planning experience;
" Operating within a business matrix environment;
" Effective communication and analytical skills are essential.
" Competent with Microsoft Office package.
" Good oral and written communication skills;
" Strong analytical skills;
" Commercial awareness;
" The ability to adapt to different client needs and to develop and maintain successful working relationships;
" An excellent standard of numeracy in order to analyse facts and figures;
" A flair for negotiation and networking;
" The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines;
" Strong ERP / MRP exposure to manage their Purchasing, Material Planning and Material Management functions.

In return the company will provide a secure and stable environment, an attractive pension scheme and the opportunity to excel in a new and dynamic career.