Company Buyer

  • Competitive
  • Margate, Kent
  • Trapeze Recruitment Services Ltd

Company Profile

Working for a large manufacturer producing a variety of products including medical, marine, audio and leisure. They are a successful, independent company that has been privately owned since 2004 and witnessed year on year growth for many years.

Position Expectations

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a well-established manufacturing business. Reporting to the Operations Director and liaising with the Production Manager and Team Leaders, this role focuses on the procurement of electronic, electrical and mechanical components using MRP and SAP.

Position Requirements

• Manage the buying process for a given set of goods in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets

• Provide technical / commercial assistance to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge

• Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts

• Manage problems and schedule changes and ensure changes are reflected within the ERP systems

• Actively participate in supplier performance reviews

• Management of the inventory and order book in line with sales and cash flow requirements

• Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations

• Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers

• Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible

• Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required

• Develop creative and innovative procurement processes and develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement

• Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods

Key Skills and Experience:

• A proven track record in a similar role and industry

• Relevant procurement qualification (preferably CIPS) is desirable but not essential

• Familiar with carrying out a role within an ISO 9001 regulated company

• Have a structured and methodical approach to your work

• Have a good level of education, be technically competent with good commercial acumen. (Graduate applicants with suitable experience or interests will also be considered)

• Understanding of multi-currency and the ability to manage exchange rates in order to achieve margins is critical to the business

• Have confidence and ability to grow and take on further responsibility

Remuneration & Benefits

• Competitive salary

• Free parking on site

• 23 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), gradually rising to 30 days (plus bank holidays)

• You can expect to be integrated into a small but professional friendly team to play an integral role within the business

Only suitable candidates will be directly contacted about this position and we will not store or process the data of candidates in any way unless consent has been obtained.

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