Posted 19 March by Busy Bee Recruitment
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We are looking for candidates who have proven experience of working within a procurement department to join our client on a temporary contract for a minimum of 12 weeks, with possible extension. This is a senior position and therefore experience of purchasing and building relationships with suppliers is essential. To be suitable for this role you will have also worked within a manufacturing setting.

Start: ASAP
Location: Science Park, Cambridge
Hours: 8.30am - 17.00pm Mon - Fri (Core hours 9am - 4pm offering flexible start and finish times)
Hourly rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour + Holiday Pay
Duration: 3 months


  • Maintaining material masters for purchased materials.
  • Maintaining adequate stock levels of materials to meet production requirements.
  • Working in close cooperation with Global Procurement organisation
  • Advise internal customers on procurement issues, providing support and guidance at all stages
  • Ensure that approved suppliers are used in purchasing materials
  • Liaising with the QA department in assessing the suppliers’ capability and suitability.
  • Establish and agree schedules of material requirements with suppliers and to negotiate prices
  • Source new materials and items
  • Process the MRP list in SAP and to create purchase orders for items which need re-ordering.
  • Create purchase orders for non-stock consumables, match delivery notes to orders
  • Monitor suppliers of materials to ensure timely delivery, and to resolve any problems that arise.
  • Resolve claims related to invoices / damaged goods / returned goods.
  • Maintain the Key Performance Indicators (KPI) system for supplier evaluation
  • Oversee and process departmental stock checks and ensure that SAP is updated
  • Produce stock reports for consignment stock suppliers.

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Experience of MS Office at an Intermediate Level (including Outlook, Excel and Word).
  • Excellent organisational skills, motivated and self-disciplined
  • Collaborative approach with good team integration skills
  • Working to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as needed
  • Demonstrable experience in the field of purchasing
  • Knowledge/experience of SAP

If you have not received a response within 3-5 working days, unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful. Busy Bee Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency for this Temporary vacancy.

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Manufacturing Environment
  • Procurement
  • Purchasing
  • Stock Management

Reference: 42174391

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