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Group Buyer - Mandarin Speaking

Group Buyer - Mandarin Speaking

Posted 11 February by Redbox Recruitment
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GROUP BUYER (Mandarin speaking) -circa £35k

Do you have experience of Purchasing / Buying at a strategic level? Are you commercially minded? Are you a Mandarin speaker looking for a role which will allow you to add value & utilise your full skill set?

This is your chance to join a market leading, innovative, high quality manufacturer with plans to source in the far east.

Working within a busy purchasing team of 10, you will be responsible for the total purchasing life cycle together with reviewing all processes at a strategic and commercial level.

Working for a prestigious company, in fantastic modern purpose-built offices; this opportunity offers a highly competitive salary of up to £35K, early finish on Fridays, career progression & Free Parking- Based in Bournemouth.

Responsibiltiies of the Group Buyer (Mandarin):

  • To operate and carry out purchasing business processes across company in line with local policies and procedures.
  • To manage supplier performance to required quality, cost and delivery requirements, resolving process and complexity problems within the external supplier chain and that they are resolved in a timely manner.
  • To actively work with the external supply chain to achieve the best buying terms and conditions with the most competitive price possible.
  • Be the supplier(s) account owner and conduct regular order book reviews maintaining accurate and achievable delivery commitments against set targets.
  • Carry out supplier selection assessments against set criteria ensuring balanced sourcing decisions are able to cope with the demands of a fast paced and changing customer business.
  • Maintain procurement documents in a systematic way and in an audible fashion ensuring process compliance.
  • To create cost improvement ideas with the external vendor base turning them into implemented cost improvement plans delivering year on year cost reduction.

Skills & Characteristics of the Group Buyer (Mandarin):

  • Mandarin speaker
  • Purchasing process knowledge
  • Extensive knowledge/experience of the:Buyer principles and procedures
  • Experience of working with MRP and Business reports
  • Purchasing life cycle i.e. source, buy, pay
  • Load and capacity and production planning principles
  • Cost improvement / optimisation
  • Product cost structure and pricing
  • Supplier selection / sourcing
  • Supplier performance management
  • Total Cost Analysis (TCA) systematically presenting price structure for order placement
  • Supplier negotiations skills
  • Management of the supplier Order Book preparation, distribution and commitment acceptance of a doable delivery schedule
  • Be proficient in SPA (Supplier Planning Assessments)
  • Able to read and interpret engineering drawings (specific to identified role)

Whats in it for you?

  • Excellent salary on offer - circa £35k
  • Hours: 8.00am till 4.30 pm - Finish at 1pm on Fridays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Parking
  • Canteen Facilities
  • Brand-new purpose-built building
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Closed at Xmas

Reference: 37251677

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