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Purchasing Expeditor / Assistant Buyer

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Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Purchasing Expeditor / Assistant Buyer

Location: Stroud

Hours: Full time Monday to Friday

Key Responsibilities:

* Ensure optimal delivery of supplier materials.

* Working closely with other teams within the supply chain.

* Negotiate with suppliers and build strong working relationships.

* Ensuring that internal targets and deadlines are met.

* Attend production meetings.

* Managing purchase order backlog, ensuring order dates and notations are updated.

* Assisting with purchase order entries and purchase administration. Load purchase orders onto system for consignment stock and calibration requirements.

* Assist with loading and updating RFQ's onto the system.

* Run monthly OTD reports.

* Assist Purchasing Supervisor with GRRN's and ensure purchase notations are updated.

* Providing cover for other roles within the purchasing/planning team.

* Visit suppliers as required.

Education and/or Experience:

* Highly motivated, team player with good organisation skills who can work under pressure.

* Ideally have experience within an engineering or manufacturing environment.

* Experience of planning tools i.e., ERP/MRP and vendor management, other related business management systems, Microsoft Office, Excel.

* Strong negotiation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills.

* Analytical, numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving abilities.

* A proactive approach to changing workload demands in an operational environment.

* Drive for continuous development and process improvement
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