Group Purchasing/Materials Buyer

Location
England
Salary
Pension + Death in Service
Posted
15 Jan 2019
Closes
14 Feb 2019
Ref
PK5837
Contact
Nicola Hurd
Job Function
Buying, Estimating
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

NEW VACANCY! (PK5837)

GROUP PURCHASING/MATERIALS BUYER

WEST MIDLANDS

Salary: £28K + Pension + Death in Service

Hours: 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

CIPS qualifications/ membership required

Our client is a specialist in the design and manufacture of flexible protective packaging solutions, producing a range of high performance films into food and non-food markets globally.

They are looking for a Materials Buyer to join their team to cover maternity leave but this will be a permanent position to continue after the maternity.


Key Activities

  • Buying all materials, goods and some specific to role services. This will include all purchases for the UK sites and specific raw materials and products as required for international sites.
  • Negotiating the best prices and supply deals with all suppliers.
  • Managing multi-supplier and third-party supplier activities as required.
  • Optimising purchasing frequency to minimise stock levels while ensuring that manufacturing efficiency is not compromised.
  • Manage the material coding and specifications within the purchasing systems used on all sites as required.
  • Appoint and manage members of the purchasing team across the UK sites.
  • Work closely with Customer Services across both UK sites to ensure the efficient management of third-party suppliers as required.
  • Ensure security of supply for key materials by finding back-up suppliers as required.
  • Monitor supplier performance to assess ability to meet quality and delivery requirements.
  • Source new materials for new products and product modifications as required.
  • Collaborate with other departments, such as development, engineering, and quality assurance, to identify or qualify new suppliers.
  • Work with customer service, manufacturing and sales to forecast demand and plan purchasing to ensure availability of materials or products.
  • Analyse inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
  • Create and manage product codes on Opera, Mission Control, Datafile and any other information systems used for purchasing and stock management.

Required:

  • CIPS qualifications/ membership
  • Previous experience of purchasing/material buying, ideally a minimum of 2 years.
  • Be detail oriented and analytical.
  • Persistent in achieving a high level in all aspects of the job.
  • Be flexible and adaptable.
  • Have fantastic negotiation skills.
  • Ability to interact with personnel from all levels of the business.
  • A passion to succeed and perform to the best of your ability.
  • IT literate and proficient in all Microsoft programs

An understanding of flexible/food packaging could be a benefit but is not necessary as 2 months intensive training will be provided.

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