React Recruitment Ltd
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client near Dartford is looking for a Buyer to join them on a full time permanent basis.

The role - To negotiate and co-ordinate the timely and cost effective supply of all materials, sub-assemblies and support services, to the point of need, thereby ensuring that company cost and performance targets are achieved. The job will involve close liaison and active contribution with Planning, Sales and Manufacturing disciplines (team approach).
To manage a portfolio of suppliers with reviews and action plans for continuous improvement.

• A good standard of secondary education preferably to A level. (CIPS membership an advantage but not essential).
• Thorough understanding of computerised manufacturing systems (ERP, MPS).
• Modern supply methods including JIT and KANBAN.
• At least 6 months experience in a similar role (Electronics experience an advantage).
• Ability to communicate at all levels.
• Strong negotiation skills.
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• Computer literate including Word, Excel, PDF Writer.
• Cost reduction techniques.
• Component recognition skills.
• Accurate and attention to detail driven approach.
• Hands On approach to all tasks.

• Develop long term supply relationships with key vendors employing Supply Chain Management techniques to ensure the timely and cost effective supply of all materials.
• In considering new sources for a product or services, preference should be given to sources that hold ISO9001 and ISO14001 (or equivalent). These awards demonstrate a responsible business attitude to quality and environmental Issues.
• Work closely with Sales and Engineering on new development projects, contributing cost effective solutions and competent sources of supply for the given requirement.
• Ensure that deliveries are consolidated where appropriate to maximise use of each delivery vehicle.
• Negotiating cost and lead time reductions on bespoke and proprietary components.
• Ensure that vendors of critical parts understand they are required to provide 100% on time delivery performance and will be measured as such.
• Completion of daily MRP output.
• Develop new possibilities/opportunities for BUFFER/KANBAN replenishment system.
• Assist Senior Buyer in ensuring departmental objectives are met.
• Understand and utilise the electronic supply chain (direct and distribution).

Working Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm, 25 days holiday, contributory pension scheme

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