The Company

This rare opportunity has arisen with our outstanding Tyne and Wear based engineering company. They are now looking for a motivated Buyer who is looking to grasp an outstanding career opportunity, and help their business grow and improve.

The Role

  • In connection with Quotations and Estimating
  • Source, Investigate, evaluate and introduce new suppliers.
  • Action technical enquiries by providing price and availability for Customer quotations
  • In connection with MRP planning of supply of fittings and consumables for use in production :
  • Analyse and plan purchases, by running demand requirements from the MRP system.
  • Ensure that orders are placed in time, in line with lead times and customer’s schedules.
  • Negotiate price, quality, and delivery terms
  • Build relationships with suppliers, in order that you can anticipate supplier difficulties, and taking appropriate action to prevent shortages.
  • Keep close liaison with internal stakeholders: production mgt, planning, maintenance, stores and warehouse.
  • Ensure purchase records are updated and maintained correctly, keeping track of unplaced requisitions to prevent delays.
  • Control and reduce costs from defective suppliers, advising them immediately of discrepancies, ensuring the replacement of rejected items speedily.
  • Raise schedules on specific suppliers and ensure necessary constituent parts are issued
  • Investigate and advise on possible sources of shortages.
  • Assist all departments with queries, i.e. order numbers for advice notes, accounts queries.
  • In connection with Supplier development, and price reductions / cost control
  • Constantly analyse prices to ensure best possible price. Highlight applications for price increases for analysis to determine if new source of supply is necessary
  • Liaise on quality control matters with existing and potential suppliers
  • A good standard of education is required, with experience of MRP systems essential.

The Person

  • Proven track record in MRP control, for casting and purchasing
  • General purchasing experience in an engineering / manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Must be diplomatic
  • Strong communication, relationship building and stakeholder management skills
  • Must be prepared to work out of normal hours if required in order to complete a task or meet a deadline
  • Ambitious to progress within the role.
  • A can do attitude and a robust approach to overcoming problems

Reference: 34628325

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