Joinery Buyer

24/7 Recruitment
02 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our Bradford based client is looking for a motivated, hard working joinery buyer.

The role requires the individual to provide an efficient and effective strategic procurement service for a range of joinery products/services within the company.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Agree measureable targets and objectives with your superior and monitor to ensure targets and plans are met.
  • Propose and implement procurement practices appropriate to the business needs within the Group.
  • Plan, negotiate and implement Procurement Agreements resulting in reduced costs in terms of purchase price, improvement in payment terms and material stockholding with no detriment to quality of products.
  • New product development co-ordination.
  • Disposal of obsolete/slow moving stock.
  • Review the current Vendor Rating System and make recommendations to improve same.
  • Establish and maintain a currency and raw material database
  • Establish and maintain long term company/vendor relationships and measurement to the point of positively influencing vendor business performance.
  • Invoice clearance re discrepancies with price and/or quality.
  • Measure personal performance against targets by means of self-produced statistics and graphs
  • Effective expediting to ensure production plans are met and maintained.
  • Develop and maintain high level of satisfaction amongst internal customers.
  • Actively reduce vendor base and improve vendor performance to a minimum of A/B rating.
  • Establish and maintain supplier and component part database.
  • Strategic commodities to be covered by Procurement Agreements.
  • Reduction in procurement spend.
  • Any other duties requested by the company.

Qualifications / knowledge required for role:

  • Detailed knowledge of procurement practices within a manufacturing, 5S, TQM environment.
  • Knowledge of company products and their principal features, the suitability of purchased materials and the relevance of their specification.
  • General knowledge of commodity sources within the light/medium manufacturing sector.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience within a strategic purchasing/planning administration function.
  • Negotiation and interpersonal skills.
  • Working towards or holds CIPS and/or business degree/qualification.
  • Ability to provide strategic procurement savings.
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing MRP environment.

Please note, due to a high number of applications, we are unable to respond to all candidates. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please assume you have not been successful.