Salary: £21,000 -  £26,000
Location: [Hereford and Worcester] Dudley
Ref: NG109

Job Description

Buyer Required for a fast growing manufacturing business based in Dudley, West Midlands. A position has arisen for an energetic and enthusiastic Buyer with a recognised back-ground in a procurement environment to work within our purchasing department. Ideally, the successful candidate will have an engineering background and the self-assurance to generate new ideas, creative thinking and challenging the status quo whilst having the ability of working on your own initiative as well as part of a team is integral to the position.

This role of Buyer will form an integral part of the Purchasing function in the achievement of Operational objectives, assisting the department in securing quality suppliers of materials and components covering price delivery and quality targets and leading to successful execution of the plan to facilitate customer orders being met.

Primary Accountabilities / Responsibilities

• Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure planning is on track: Ensure agreed dates for achieving the plan are executed swiftly and then reflected in the plan
• Forecasting business activities and closely managing stock levels ensure materials and components availability on time
• Develop KPIs
• Planning, developing and buying raw materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective way; timely manner while maintaining appropriate quality standards and specifications.
• Help to lower the cost and secure agreements and contribute to introduction of new products
• Liaise with overseas manufacturing plants, travelling to site if necessary, ensuring overseas operations are following through guidelines set by EU
• Liaise with Quality Department to discuss defective or unacceptable new goods or services with users, vendors and others to determine cause of problem and take corrective and preventative action.
• Liaise with Accounts Payable Department to ensure accurate and timely payment of invoices, as necessary for the business with the supplier

Knowledge, Skills, Experience Required

Production planning / CIPS Qualification preferred
Knowledge of MRP/ERP/SAP preffered
Recognised experience in a procurement environment
Ability to collate, analyse, interpret and present information.
Customer service &relations:Effective Communication across departments &countries – verbal and written
Organisational Skills: Flexible, Logical Thinking, negotiating & networking, commercial awareness

Working Hours - 37.5 Hours - Days - Monday to Friday

Salary Guide: £21k - £26k
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