Buyer – Production Material
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
Main Purpose of Job
To manage all commercial aspects of the supply base through a process of understanding and monitoring the relevant commodities and to negotiate the best total cost price for the materials and consumables purchased, ensuring a cost positive contribution to the business’s competitiveness and performance.
To source and manage a supply base appropriate for the supplying of raw material and consumables which meets the businesses needs and requirements, ensuring the suppliers are selected through a process of supplier selection and their performance and compliance to standards, that is regularly monitored and reviewed through by means of auditing and review meetings.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ensure all duties are performed in a safe and efficient manner within the parameters of current health and safety legislation (HASAW Act 1974)
  • To manage supplier contracts making sure they are relevant, in date and compliant with any regulations and laws and to ensure a process of annual contract reviews is in place and undertaken.
  • To undertake / conduct price negotiations for all raw and consumable materials on a regular basis ensuring the price paid is correct for the commodity and volume required by the business and to verify this by tracking the commodities through ICIS LOR. 
  • To manage the piece part price database on SAP to ensure that all purchase orders raised and presented for sign off are presented to the correct value.
  • To manage supplier information / agreement details within the business partners database on SAP to ensure the supplier details are correct at all times.
  • To negotiate payments term with all suppliers ensuring the payments terms agreed are the most appropriate / advantageous for the business.
  • To define and agree with suppliers the delivery frequencies and to establish minimum order quantities (MOQ) and multiples of.
  • To ensure the process of supplier selection is followed, thus evaluating the suppliers selected are categorized ensuring the correct and appropriate suppliers are selected.
  • To monitor and measure the performance of key suppliers through a process which captures the relevant performance data for cost, delivery and quality.
  • To manage any allocated direct reports, ensuring they are trained and competent to conduct role and to monitor their performance against the set goals and objectives.
Desired Qualities, Skills & Knowledge
IT/Computer literate
Happy to work in a fast paced environment

Salary & Benefits
£24-28k depending on experience
Company pension
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