Buyer / Purchasing Assistant

Recruiter
Core Talent Recruitment
Location
Manchester
Posted
13 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
BUYER / PURCHASING ASSISTANT / FMCG / MANUFACTURING

MANCHESTER / WARRINGTON / STOCKPORT

£25,000 - £30,000 pa. + Benefits Package

We are currently looking for a buyer / purchasing assistant to join a global manufacturing group at their Manchester based site.

THE ROLE OF THE PURCHASING ASSISTANT

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager the Buyer will lead and manage the supplier sourcing selection, commercial contract negotiations and performance management of suppliers to deliver commercially beneficial and industry leading solutions and service to the Manchester site.

Key responsibilities will include;

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Manage the process of approved shopping cart requisitions ensuring their conversion into purchase orders using SAP MM and SRM. Includes all MRP Requisitions; Material Requisitions and Service Requisitions.
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Responsible for the selection of a supplier from the “Approved Vendor List” to process the shopping cart requisition.
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Ensure standards of procurement are in line with Group Purchasing Policy.
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Ensure Purchase Orders are approved in a timely manner.
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Confirm Delivery Dates of all Purchase Orders / Delivery Requests with all external Suppliers and ensure the details are updated in a timely manner into company platforms.
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Expedite delivery of outstanding purchase orders.
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Maintain existing purchase orders ensuring the SAP System reflects the true outstanding order position with the supplier.
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Update supplier contact details on SAP System & GPS System ensuring automated and manually raised purchase orders are delivered to the correct Supplier Contact.
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Provide Purchasing Administration for site
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Manage supplier performance issues at site level.
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Support Regional, National and Group Purchasing team’s objectives via Purchasing Manager

THE PERSON

On top of being commercially astute, the ideal Buyer will need to have strong communication, analytical and organisational skills.

You will need to have the following;

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Previous Purchasing expediting / scheduling experience
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CIPS member (Certificate or Diploma) or training towards.
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Experience of working as part of a Purchasing Team within a manufacturing environment
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Experience of using SAP SRM and MM would be an advantage.

THE COMPANY

This is an opportunity to work for a Global Manufacturing Group that offers genuine routes for development and progression

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