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Industrial & Manufacturing
£29,000 to £33,000 Per Annum
St Neots
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For more information about this job please contact:

Erin Wright
01480 277997

We are recruiting got a St Neots based company who make electronic products for companies around the UK.
Your role within this is to ensure the Purchasing Team runs smoothly, taking responsibility for all purchases across the company.

We've listed the duties below, but what we are really looking for is someone who is experienced as a buyer, who can come in and help to maintain the department whilst building up a reputation as a Buyer who gets things done. You'll be liaising with suppliers ensuring you have the best prices and then working with departments to know and understand their requirements, ensuring they have the products they need in time and on time.
If you're an experienced Buyer who can manage a large portfolio of products and ensure you're spending money wisely, you're the person we want to hear from.
Experience in handling small, high volumes products would be really useful!

This is a full time permanent position of 38 hours week. Mon - Thurs it's 8am - 4.30pm. Fridays you get to leave at 2pm!
Salary is up to £33,000 depending on experience. 

The role includes:

Review and analysis of purchase requisitions.
Coordinate purchasing activities with departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. 
Process purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers.
Obtain quotations from vendors and to ensure components are purchased and expedited for production requirements.
Components are to be purchased at the correct quality, correct price or better according to the original quotation and are delivered to the agreed delivery schedule and in time for the production start dates.
Perform cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g. material, components).
Monitor the cost schedule and scope of assigned subcontractors to negotiable highest quality and best value. 
Develop new supplier sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive. 
Recommend cost saving proposals.
Manage the Vendor Base to obtain best prices and best lead times through negotiation and vendor visits.
Create and place purchase orders using the company's ERP system.
Utilise the MRP (Material Requirement Planning) system to satisfy demands.
Maintain the purchasing system and to monitor purchase orders and Inventory levels.
Purchase components for production requirements using the company business information system.
Ensure components are purchased at the right price and to meet the agreed delivery schedules.
Monitor the status of scheduled orders with vendors and if necessary, re-schedule to suit the new requirements.
Expedite all outstanding purchase orders with vendors to ensure deliveries are maintained. Report any discrepancies to delivery dates accordingly.
Liaise directly with vendors to resolve problems such as goods delivered too early, short shipment, over shipment and wrong goods.
Liaise with Quality for faulty goods.
Liaise directly with vendors to arrange for goods to be returned.
Generate the appropriate paperwork and organise despatch.
Monitor and expedite accordingly.
Liaise with customers on problem parts as and when necessary and agree a satisfactory resolution.
Liaise with the Production staff to resolve any materials discrepancies in the workshop.
Act on authorised purchase request forms.
Raise and obtain authorisation for new vendor account forms.
Assist the Purchasing Supervisor with any problem associated with the purchasing role. Produce relevant system reports regularly as and when required.
Ensure components are purchased at the right price and arrive at the right time for production.
To ensure potential problems that could jeopardise the completion of tasks are communicated clearly to the Purchasing Manager.

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