Junior Buyer

SF Group
09 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

SF Group are currently recruiting a Junior Buyer for a leading global business based in Worcestershire. This role is paying £20,000 - £25,000 per annum + Private Health Care, Performance Related Bonus.

Purpose of the Job:

  • To support the team with delivering key KPI's with a main focus on executing the NPI process (New Product Introduction)
  • Main responsibilities will involve but not limited to, assisting data and document collection, data inputting with accuracy, management of prioritises in line with Company deadlines
  • Also includes sourcing requirements and project based activities to maintain the department's performance and to keep in line with the group strategic imperatives
  • With team support, drive best practice improvements within purchasing to include supplier development/management

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with other departmental members of the new part introduction team to support the flow of information and documentation through the NPI approval process, and when required aid in the selection of suppliers/parts that ensures the cost, delivery and quality expectations are delivered
  • Maintain relationships with internal customers in the business to aid in the continuous improvement of the quality and service provided by the department
  • Work closely with the suppliers in the supply chain promoting good working relationships through effective communication, with a view to maintain long term collaboration
  • Ensure a high level of accuracy of all product data / documentation uploaded onto the online workbench for managing new parts
  • Occasionally update and maintain the relevant product / supplier data within the internal IT databases (IFS) ensuring that a "right first time" culture is prioritised
  • Facilitate the team during urgent purchasing exercises relating to tenders and priority projects when required
  • Accurately update and maintain the relevant product and supplier data ensuring that a "right first time" culture is prioritised
  • Attend relevant New Part Introduction meetings and ensure actions are complete prior to the previous meetings and notes are taken and distributed following the reviews
  • Negotiation and implementation of supply contracts that protect the business strategy
  • Identify and select the most appropriate supplier base for the business. This will involve the addition of new, and rationalisation of current suppliers in line with group strategy
  • Carry out duties in line with Good Distribution Practices (GDP) where required and to keep the company's Responsible Person(s) informed of all relevant developments

Qualification required for Job:

  • Computer Literacy - Intermediate level (Essential)
  • 5 GCSEs Grade A - C (Essential)

Desired Experience:

  • 1+ year purchasing experience
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer
  • Data entry and management
  • Experience within a fast moving environment
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems
  • Working to targets and deadlines

Skills & Abilities:

  • Customer focus
  • Effective communicator - face-to-face, written and verbal
  • Team work
  • Problem solving
  • Receptive to change
  • Plan & organise
  • Results driven
  • Computer/keyboard literacy (intermediate level)
  • General office equipment
  • Persistence

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