Buyer

Recruiter
Adecco UK Limited
Location
Blyth
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I am delighted to be recruiting for this exciting opportunity. I require a Buyer for my client in Blyth. You will report to the Manufacturing Manager. The Main Purpose of the Job is the continuous control and monitoring of the purchasing department to ensure it meets all supply demands. If this could be you, please see below.

Key Duties:
Role Specific

*First point of call for all purchasing related enquires (not relating to daily purchase orders).
*Negotiating contracts/buffer agreements.
*Liaising with head office on annual contract details.
*Maintaining records for information on components, i.e. quotes, technical info, approved parts etc.
*Monitoring Supplier performance.
*Monitoring specified depots, i.e. third party items, quarantine, scrap.
*Review Monthly Orders/lines placed v hours available.
*Reviewing and resolving price discrepancies.
*Cost variance - Review standard cost v actual cost and resolve issues.
*Setting targets for savings, selected by; annual value, product category, BOM, lead time, other savings.
*Budget spread sheet - Identifying areas/products where cost savings can be made to aid in achieving annual budget.
*Monitoring all budget savings.
*Completing/maintaining all budget savings documentation and to issue to head office as required as supporting evidence as to the savings made.
*Maintaining reports on savings ideas.
*Report on new BOM costs done each month.
*Initial costing for new builds. When R & D release new product, you will ensure that all new parts are resourced and competitive pricing is achieved.
*New BOM's - once approved you will resource/re-cost for production volumes i.e. move parts away from RS or FEC etc.
*Ensuring schedule orders are kept to a minimum and are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that the stock levels are maintained to a minimum where ever possible.
*Preparing the necessary reports required for weekly/monthly production progress meeting with the Manufacturing Manager and other department heads.
*Resourcing problem/obsolete parts.
*Organising and progressing component approvals.
*Subcontract engraving.
*Organise stock checks and maintain stock level control.
*Monitor purchase spends and act to avoid potential overspend.
*Managing the work load, performance and ongoing development of the Buyer.
*Abide by the companies Core Values and Code of Ethics and strive to meet and exceed the Group's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments.

To coordinate with the Buyer
*Target suppliers/products to set as consignment stock
*Selling unwanted stock
*Site visits - suppliers
*Ensuring purchase orders are placed and progressed so products are delivered in good time to meet production requirements
*Identify where cost savings can be made.
*Resolve any problems occurring in the supply chain.
*Ensuring that products are purchased in the most cost effective manner to keep stock levels as low as possible without detrimental effect to customer orders and while maintaining the lowest cost of parts.

Key Skills:
*Well organised and able to prioritise and multi task.
*Self-motivated and capable of dealing with fast moving and varied events which are demanding.
*Excellent time management and project management skills.
*Well developed communication and interpersonal skills and able to deal with people at all levels both in and outside the business.
*The confidence and presentation skills to advise all staff and senior management on operational issues.

*Computer literate with a minimum basic Word and intermediate Excel skills, specifically, spreadsheet capability.
*Able to exert discretion.
*Able to analyse complex situations and give balanced well considered decisions.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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