MTrec Recruitment and Training
Newcastle Upon Tyne
08 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company

This rare opportunity has arisen with our outstanding Tyne and Wear based engineering company. They are now looking for a motivated Buyer who is looking to grasp an outstanding career opportunity, and help their business grow and improve.

The Role

  • In connection with Quotations and Estimating
  • Source, Investigate, evaluate and introduce new suppliers.
  • Action technical enquiries by providing price and availability for Customer quotations
  • In connection with MRP planning of supply of fittings and consumables for use in production :
  • Analyse and plan purchases, by running demand requirements from the MRP system.
  • Ensure that orders are placed in time, in line with lead times and customer’s schedules.
  • Negotiate price, quality, and delivery terms
  • Build relationships with suppliers, in order that you can anticipate supplier difficulties, and taking appropriate action to prevent shortages.
  • Keep close liaison with internal stakeholders: production mgt, planning, maintenance, stores and warehouse.
  • Ensure purchase records are updated and maintained correctly, keeping track of unplaced requisitions to prevent delays.
  • Control and reduce costs from defective suppliers, advising them immediately of discrepancies, ensuring the replacement of rejected items speedily.
  • Raise schedules on specific suppliers and ensure necessary constituent parts are issued
  • Investigate and advise on possible sources of shortages.
  • Assist all departments with queries, i.e. order numbers for advice notes, accounts queries.
  • In connection with Supplier development, and price reductions / cost control
  • Constantly analyse prices to ensure best possible price. Highlight applications for price increases for analysis to determine if new source of supply is necessary
  • Liaise on quality control matters with existing and potential suppliers
  • A good standard of education is required, with experience of MRP systems essential.

The Person

  • Proven track record in MRP control, for casting and purchasing
  • General purchasing experience in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be diplomatic
  • Strong communication, relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • Must be prepared to work out of normal hours if required in order to complete a task or meet a deadline
  • Ambitious to progress within the role.
  • A can do attitude and a robust approach to overcoming problems

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