• Location

    Christchurch, Dorset

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  • Salary:

    £26000 - £30000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A fantastic opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join a leading manufacturing organisation near Christchurch. With a salary on offer up to £30,000 this will suit someone with excellent negotiation skills who has previously been purchasing from Engineering Drawings. This Procurement position will offer the successful candidate full responsibility for a set of key commodities including negotiation of terms with suppliers and reviewing vendor performance against set KPIs.


Key responsibilities of the Buyer:


To operate and carry out purchasing business processes across company in line with local policies and procedures.

To manage supplier performance to required quality, cost and delivery requirements, resolving process and complexity problems within the external supplier chain and that they are resolved in a timely manner.

To actively work with the external supply chain to achieve the best buying terms and conditions with the most competitive price possible.

Be the supplier(s) account owner and conduct regular order book reviews maintaining accurate and achievable delivery commitments against set targets.

Carry out supplier selection assessments against set criteria ensuring balanced sourcing decisions are able to cope with the demands of a fast paced and changing customer business.

Maintain procurement documents in a systematic way and in an audible fashion ensuring process compliance.

To create cost improvement ideas with the external vendor base turning them into implemented cost improvement plans delivering year on year cost reduction.

Be accountable for the total purchasing life cycle i.e. source, buy, pay and timely close out any performance issues in line with the companies set purchasing KPI's.


Key Experience required of the Buyer:


Proven Procurement experience - both operational and strategic.

Experience within a Manufacturing environment.

CIPS qualification or studying towards preferred but not essential.

Excellent communication & negotiation skills

Excellent IT skills including MS Office - Intermediate / advance excel skills

Good working knowledge of MRP systems.

Enthusiastic and ability to work effectively as part of a team

Able to multi-task and manage own time effectively. Able to work under pressure and to set deadlines.

Demonstrate a flexible attitude towards all types of work.

Able to read and interpret engineering drawings


This role would suit someone with previous experience working as a Buyer, Purchasing Assistant, Junior Buyer, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Controller in a Manufacturing or Engineering or Technical industry.