On behalf of a thriving, well-established and growing company, we are looking to recruit a Buyer.
The company are leaders in their field of the manufacture of specialist equipment for the scientific and medical industry and are experiencing an exciting period of growth and development.
The main aim of the role is to select and manage suppliers effectively to maximise quality, cost and delivery.
Support the selection of suppliers ensuring the commercial and technical viability of new suppliers
Negotiate commercial terms with suppliers.
Minimise supply chain component risks and ensure these are highlighted and a contingency strategy is in place.
Identify and drive value engineering activities and other cost reduction exercises.
Work with colleagues to implement Kanban, VMI and other JIT delivery systems to control levels of inventory
Actively seek to reduce the number of current suppliers.
The role would suit applicants from a manufacturing background with the ability to interpret and understand technical requirements for electronic and mechanical parts.
A working knowledge of ERP and MRP systems is essential as is experience in Kanban and other JIT systems.
The ability to communicate well with others, both internally and externally is important together with good negotiation skills.