Buyer

Posted 4 April by SF Group Easy Apply

SF Group are currently recruiting a Buyer in the Wolverhampton area.

The ideal candidate must be from a manufacturing background with a minimum of 2 years experience working as a buyer. You will have a good working knowledge of core processes in production planning, materials management and inventory management, whilst being a great communicator. You will need to identify new and alternative suppliers of existing direct and indirect materials while monitoring and identifying material and component demand pattern fluctuations in order to ensure stock availability in line with stock valuation parameters.

Responsibilities

  • Purchase order generation - System initiated/directs procurement.
  • Evaluate system data, liaise with Operational colleagues, arrange shipping where required and schedule orders to ensure optimum stock holding to support customer order fulfilment within stock valuation parameters.
  • Purchase order generation - Non system initiated/indirect procurement.
  • Upon request place orders for indirect materials and equipment.
  • Purchase order schedule review - continually review and action any need to expedite, defer, amend quantity on raised purchase orders to ensure optimum stock holding required to support customer order fulfilment within stock valuation parameters.
  • Progress chase purchase orders to ensure deliveries are received on time and in full.
  • Produce purchasing reports - run, action and edit where appropriate eg. stock availability report, stock valuation report, supplier quality and delivery performance reports, outstanding credit reports.
  • Manage supplier QC expectations and deal with rejections, returns, credit claims.
  • Maintain the company's purchase product data records.
  • Identify new and alternative suppliers of existing direct and indirect materials, components and equipment.
  • Carry out benchmarking and re sourcing projects to suit business requirements.
  • Involvement with new product launches to ensure timely introductions and managing product discontinuations and minimisation of obsolete stock.
  • Source new direct and indirect materials, components and equipment.
  • Assess potential new product and suppliers in terms of total acquisition cost, supplier capabilities and overall suitability as a supplier to Utopia.
  • Stock accuracy responsibility for materials and components in all locations, inclusive of involvement at all stock takes.
  • Monitor and identify material and component demand pattern fluctuations in order to ensure stock availability in line with stock valuation parameters. Investigation into underlying reasons for fluctuations and effective communication with stakeholders.
  • Input, maintain, and produce the supplier pricing and specification data to incorporate legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Data collation as required to ensure compliance with applicable regulations and obligations e.g. FSC, Packaging Waste Regulations.
  • General office duties such as filing and general administration.
  • Ad hoc duties as and when requested by the Supply Chain Manager and/or Directors.

Reference: 34828797

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