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Reference No:
Tyne and Wear
Industry Sector:
Date posted:
03 December 2018
Expiry date:
03 January 2019
Job Role:

Company Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Buyer. You will be working for a global business where you will gain fantastic experience with a major blue chip employer, If you are motivated and enjoy helping achieve business goals then this role will be suited to you.


Job Specification

The Role

  • Ensure all company policies surrounding purchasing, health & safety, quality requirements and housekeeping are met
  • Processing of Consumable orders in-line with production requirements on a daily / monthly basis.
  • Processing of monthly consumable scheduled orders for packaging.
  • Processing of monthly service orders.
  • Expedite when required all purchased items (subcontract, bought out components, raw materials & consumables), working with buyers, suppliers, goods inward and stores departments to ensure goods are processed as required.
  • Assisting other Buyers with procurement of any MRP demands, as required.
  • Review of Purchase Order Acknowledgements to ensure goods are being supplied in line with Purchase Order requirements.
  • Working with Buyers to process / reduce the number of Invoice Queries received.
  • Ensure suppliers deliver correct certification with every delivery.
  • Support when required the updating of sales orders with information relating to supply of parts, to ensure OTIF.
  • Assist with the creation of PO’s for sub contract demands.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Represent the organization in a responsible and professional manner.
  • Compile and Monitor all relevant KPIs, to ensure they are being met.
  • Any other duties that may be required to commensurate with the grade of the job.

The Person

  • Adept at exercising good judgement (sometimes with incomplete information) whilst being able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks
  • Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks
  • Able to define, work within and improve business processes whilst exercising good judgement based on immediate and future business needs. 
  • Is cognizant of organizational culture and politics, and appropriately adjusts personal style to be effective
  • Imbued with a strong sense of customer focus (internal/external)
  • Is known to consistently adhere to ethical principles and expects others to follow suit
  • Committed to self-improvement and development through the role in order to achieve career goals
  • A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems
  • Firm and diplomatic when negotiating
  • Good standard of high school qualifications
  • Degree in Business / Supply chain principle
  • Working knowledge of a Purchasing environment
  • Experience in expediting suppliers
  • Experience in expediting internal manufacturing operations
  • Experience of purchasing in project-based environments
  • Experience of purchasing with complex BOM structures
  • Experience of purchasing in large volume manufacturing operations
  • Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • ERP & Purchasing Systems
  • Familiar with quality assurance and vendor performance standards
  • Ability to negotiate with suppliers to drive schedule improvements

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