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Matthew Hartwell

Operations Senior Recruitment Consultant

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For more information call Matthew Hartwell on 01295 983578


Job Details

Purchasing & Procurement
£25000 - £28000 per annum + +8% performance bonus

Job Description

Our client is a cutting edge, global leader in their field that has been established for more than 20 years and is now looking to acquire the services of a knowledgeable and experienced Purchaser. This is a critical role within the operation, reporting directly to the Operations Manager. The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include sourcing, negotiating and buying goods, materials and services to meet operational requirements, taking into consideration, price, quality, delivery and continuity of supply. This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career within a thriving, dynamic business with a fantastic benefits package and a respected brand name.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Production and Commercial departments to understand their medium and long-term requirements.
  • Complete purchase orders as required.
  • Update purchasing records and provide reports and metrics as required.
  • Use the Medium Long-Term Planning (MLTP) forecast of upcoming requirements to ensure that components are available to fulfil requirements.
  • Closely monitor stock levels to ensure the needs of the operations department are met without over purchasing stock.
  • Balance stock holding with target total stock value and committed purchases.
  • Look for and identify opportunities for cost reductions on stock.
  • Keep lead times updates in line with actual lead times provided from suppliers.
  • Understand how costings affect the business and ensure that standard costings accurately reflect the actual costings
  • Build effective supplier relationships and support to develop these further by assisting on supplier review visits and attending exhibitions.
  • Proactively expedite suppliers for updates on orders, looking at overdue orders plus those that are due within the coming week.
  • Identify and inform of any supplier poor performance issues or any other supplier concerns.
  • Work with suppliers to source and negotiate parts in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Work with suppliers, identifying works that can be subcontracted in terms of assemblies and box builds.
  • Work with suppliers to rectify damaged and defective goods.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Experience converting sales demand and forecast information into a planned ordering/delivery schedule.
  • Understands how bill of materials and subassemblies work to build electronics-based products.
  • Comfortable dealing with suppliers to negotiate price breaks, including placing purchase contracts and call-off orders.
  • Holds suppliers accountable for delivering on time and in full. Is comfortable following up late deliveries.
  • Able to identify threats and takes appropriate action before problems arise. Forward planner to ensure supplies arrive sufficiently in advance of need.
  • Enjoys working on own and collaboratively, with people inside and outside the Purchasing and Stores team.
  • Can communicate information concisely to internal stakeholders regarding late delivery of components, understands the related commercial implications, and offers mitigation strategies where possible.

Additional Information:

  • This is a full-time permanent role working Monday to Thursday 8 am – 4.15 pm and Friday 8 am – 3 pm.
  • 27 Days Holiday + Bank holidays
  • Group income protection insurance scheme and death in service scheme
  • Smart casual dress code
  • Performance-related Bonus 8% paid in December and a discretionary June profit share bonus

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please submit an up-to-date CV including details about your current or most recent salary and your availability/notice period . You can also call Matt Hartwell for a discreet and confidential discussion about the role on 01295 983578.

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