BUYER

Recruiter
Reed Procurement & Supply Chain
Location
Medway City Estate
Posted
13 Feb 2018
Closes
18 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A fantastic opportunity to join a forward thinking company based in Kent. Established in 1988 with over £1090 million invested in the business to make it one of the most advanced manufacturing business of its type in the UK.

• To deliver effective procurement solutions for material supply, balancing total cost, quality and service with an objective to minimize materials inventory, obsolescence and achieve yearon-year cost reduction.
• Owns the relationship between suppliers and the business
• Works collaboratively to reduce cost and business risk; delivering a better value supply chain by embedding supplier relationship management into projects and focusing on needs of internal and external
stakeholders
• Undertakes specific purchasing projects led by business priorities and spend analysis, including supplier research, supplier performance improvement, tender
development/evaluation, development of contracts and
I.T.
• To ensure the timely and efficient procurement of all materials at lowest total cost whilst meeting the required / defined service and quality levels.
• To assist with supplier selection / negotiations.
• To implement global / regional purchasing strategies at a local level.
• To implement the agreed delivery parameters (safety stock at plant, delivery sizes / leadtimes, MOQs, payment terms, financial commitment etc) and validate the suppliers’ Logistics and Quality Assurance specifications.
• To maintain accurate area/category data: pricing, PT,
OTIF, ensure database is always current, generate accurate cost development
• Manage supply relationships with key suppliers through regular fact based supplier reviews against agreed SLA's or the other business procurement tools

Minimum 2 years in a purchasing role
Excellent communication skills
Strong negotiation skills
SAP experience ideally
Stakeholder management
CIPS studlier preferred but not essential
Supply Chain Knowledge

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