Acorn Recruitment
19 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Buyer, Planner, Procurement, Supply Chain/Engineering

Job Title: Buyer

Salary: DOE (Area Competitive)

Location: Barnstaple

Acorn Recruitment is working in connection with a high flying manufacturing organisation in search of a highly organized Planner/Buyer with strong negotiation skills.

As a brief overview, the successful candidate will focus on placing orders, communications and chasing vendors to keep late backlog to a minimum, as well as necessary expediting activities.

Responsibilities Include:

• Support “back to back“ sourcing activities including the timely placing of purchase orders using ERP/MRP planning methods.

• Manage inventory and safety stock levels, with a view to maximising service performance with most effective use of capital.

• Drive and support continuous improvement improving service, and cost across the client’s instrumentation group.

• Ensure all purchase orders raised reflect demand and forecasted requirements against agreed stock levels and order quantities using Lean Plan for every part (PFEP) techniques.

• Confirm purchase order and maintaining vendor promise dates in the electronic system so that sales order dates maintained to latest promise.

Essential Experience Required:

• Good organisation skills to support structured working.

• A good skill set to evaluate data using Excel and pivot charts is useful to identify key areas to work on to assist improvements of supplier performance.

• Good negotiation skills to support gaining the best dates from vendors during expediting.

• Problem solving capabilities and experience.

Desirable Experience / Traits:

• Of an Engineering, Technical or Manufacturing background

If you feel your experience can fulfil this role and you are interested in working for a fantastic company, please send a recent copy of your CV , apply direct through the advert or call (phone number removed) and speak to Daniel Thompson for a confidential chat.

Acorn Recruitment acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment

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