Working for Hochiki Europe
At Hochiki Europe we believe that our customers deserve the best, both in terms of the manufactured product, but also the service we offer. We know that our people are key to our ongoing success and we recognise and value and contribution that our teams make. In return we are able to offer full and rewarding careers, competitive benefits and great opportunities in a supportive and dynamic environment.
Location: Gillingham (with limited travel to other locations)
The Buyer is responsible for purchasing established production parts, vendor monitoring and control and continual cost reduction within standard costs and departmental budget.
Who you’ll report to
What you’ll be doing:
Raising orders for materials & services efficiently
Expediting deliveries to ensure continuity of supply
Liaising with suppliers and monitoring their performance on delivery & quality
Building close relationships with internal stakeholders
Promoting & abiding by best procurement practices
Supporting the Procurement Manager and Procurement Supervisor with projects & cost down activities
Support management of inventory and stock levels to meet customer requirements
Reconcile invoice/Purchase Order differences with accounts dept and supplier.
Undertake additional duties that may be required by the organisation
Who you’ll be working with
Internal Departments, up to Director level
Other Hochiki sites globally
We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated and have a passion to contribute to the success of Hochiki. In addition to this, you will possess the following:
Desirable: Desire to undertake CIPS qualification
Essential: Experience in working in a manufacturing environment
Desirable: Experience of working in purchasing or procurement function
Desirable: Knowledge of production components sourcing
Essential: Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook with the ability to learn bespoke systems and programmes
Desirable: Experience of using an MRP system
Excellent communication skills
Strong organisational skills
Self-motivated with the ability to perform well under pressure, achieve goals and meet deadlines
A good team player able to work with minimum supervision.
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