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Production Buyer

Reference: MP894547

Category: Procurement

Date: Friday 15 Dec, 2017

Salary: £30,000 - £33,000 pro rata, dependent on experience (Negotiable)

Location: Flint

Type: Fixed Term Contract Vacancy (Fulltime)

An experienced Production Buyer with knowledge of procuring machine components is required for an initial 6-month contract.  Based in Flintshire, this is the opportunity to work for an established manufacturing company.  As Production Buyer your role will be to ensure both company and customer requirements are fulfilled, whilst taking the MRP output and negotiating best quality, price and delivery.

Key responsibilities for the role of Production Buyer:

  • Create purchase orders from electronic requisitions ensuring best price, delivery and quality
  • Interrogate MRP output from systems and raise purchase orders aiming for best quality, price and delivery
  • Action any date changes recommended from the weekly MRP output
  • Ensure suppliers are coping with the company workload and that they have sufficient capacity to meet requirements
  • Action any recommended order cancellations after questioning, once agreement and cost implication has been agreed with the supplier
  • Process purchase requisitions for ad-hoc purchases in a timely manner
  • Develop both existing and new suppliers to meet the demand for components
  • Progress orders with suppliers to ensure they are meeting requested delivery dates
  • Hold technical discussions with suppliers to identify and implement improvements in products and processes
  • Establish and maintain purchasing contracts with suppliers
  • Maintain close contact with supply base and monitor performance
  • Implement purchasing initiatives to reduce total cost and improve performance against quantified objectives
  • Further improve the supplier development programme
  • Implement corrective actions from audit findings and drive the completion of associated tasks
  • Work on cross functional teams to aid new product development
  • Keep a record of savings achieved

Key skills and competencies required for the role of Production Buyer:

  • Experience of procuring machined components
  • Knowledge of metal component manufacturing
  • CIPS level 5 qualification or a degree in business or an engineering related discipline
  • Ability to make decisions, use initiative and carry out appropriate actions in line with the company policy and strategy
  • Have experience working in a fast-moving environment and be able to demonstrate good time management and organisational skills
  • Take a methodical approach to the job with good attention to detail when planning and carrying out tasks
  • Have a conscientious, positive attitude to quality and workmanship
  • Possess good IT skills
  • Be able to communication well at all levels
  • Ability to represent the company externally in a highly professional and credible manner
  • Be keen to learn new things quickly and have an interest in career development and training within the workplace

Fixed term contract – 6 months initially

Location:         Flint

Hours:             37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Salary:             circa £30,000 - £33,000 pro rata, dependent on experience

At Letterbox Recruiting, it is part of our process to meet with every candidate face to face for an internal registration interview.  We will go through your experience and CV in greater detail ensuring no stone is unturned and, if requested by our clients, ask you to complete online computer assessments relevant to your application.  It is these additional services which ensure we find you the best match possible, and in turn offer the highest calibre of candidate for our clients across North Wales and Chester. We want your next permanent opportunity to last the next 10 years, not 10 weeks, and ultimately be the perfect fit for you.

In addition to this, you will benefit from the knowledge and experience of our recruitment consultant Miriam, whose background and focus is purely permanent recruitment and headhunting, to guide and assist you throughout the process from application to offer to placement.

Should this role be of interest to you, it is a quick and easy process. Click the Register To Apply Button below, or for existing users click the Login To Apply Button below.

For more information about this, or any of our other available jobs, permanent, temporary, fixed term or ontract, please contact Letterbox Recruiting Ltd – Award- winning Office and Executive Recruitment Agency in north Wales covering:  Gwynedd (Bangor, Bethesda, Caernarfon, Llanberis, Penygroes, Criccieth, Porthmadog, Pwllheli) – Anglesey (Llangefni, Menai Bridge, Valley, Amwlch, Holyhead, Beaumaris) - Conwy (Llanfairfechan, Llanwrst, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Kinmel Bay, Abergele) – Denbighshire (Prestatyn, Rhyl, St. Asaph, Denbigh, Ruthin) – Flintshire (Holywell, Flint, Mold, Deeside, Ewloe, Connahs Quay, Hawarden) - Wrexham

 


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