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Wiltshire - Salary £25,000-£30,000

We are seeking a Buyer to work for a engineering manufacturer in Swindon.

The hours are Monday to Thursday 7.30am – 4.30pm and Friday 7.30am – 12.45pm. The salary is between £25,000-£30,000 dependent upon experience, benefits include a pension scheme 25 days annual holiday plus statutory.

Your Role:

As Buyer you will report to the Senior Buyer supporting the delivery and implementation of supply chain strategies that significantly improve supply performance. You will be responsible for raising purchase orders, negotiating contracts with suppliers, optimisation of inventories, stock availability to meet customer demand and cost down activities.

Key Duties:

• Develop strong and effective supplier relationships, ensuring a consistently high standard of service
• New supplier review and negotiation
• Benchmarking of prices to ensure the supply base remains competitive
• Investigate and manage supplier delivery dates and any issues
• Drive cost reduction and quality improvements
• Conduct regular supplier performance reviews and maintain performance KPIs
• Process purchase orders using the ERP system outputs
• Maintain accurate supplier data within the ERP system
• Optimisation of inventories and working capital

Your Skills & Knowledge:

• Minimum of 2 to 3 years experience working as a buyer within a manufacturing environment.
• Knowledge of ERP systems, Epicor would be a particular advantage.
• Ability to produce, organise and analyse data from the ERP system to be able to plan and purchase goods in a timely and cost effective manner to support the production plan, delivery of customer orders in full and inventory targets.
• Confidence and ability to create, negotiate, and review basic supply agreements, including benchmarking the imported global supply chain from to ensure they remain competitive.
• Understand the supply chain’s influence on working capital investment and to review and keep control of inventory data parameters, hence keeping stock and the company’s cash flow under control.
• Ability to report and manage a supplier’s performance against KPIs whilst still maintaining good supplier relationships
• Confidence and ability to manage stress in the event of supply chain exceptions
• Have a CIPs qualification or be working towards.

Key words: Buyer cips Procurement Administrator Procurement Coordinator Procurement Assistant Procurement Manager Procurement Officer procurement specialist strategic procurement Purchasing Administrator Purchasing Coordinator purchasing Assistant Purchasing Manager raising purchase order purchasing specialist purchaser

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