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£25,000 to £30,000 Per Annum
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For more information about this job please contact:

Nicola English
01234 347069


Are you an experienced Buyer?  And looking for a new challenge in 2021?

We are seeking a Buyer to join our client's Procurement team. 
The Role
Reporting to the Procurement and Sourcing Manager, the Buyer will support the Procurement function in achieving the objectives required to deliver a value for money supply chain for our client.
The Buyer will be responsible for procuring a range of components and/or materials within assigned portfolio of suppliers, ensuring that the supply chain is capable of meeting or exceeding business expectations by effective supplier management and continuous improvement. 
About You
You will have at least 3 years procurement experience within a manufacturing or engineering industry and developed relationships across a variety of suppliers. You will be degree educated and CIPS qualified or working towards this, have a proven track record of category / sub-category buying with good negotiation skills and ideally you will have experience dealing with the Far East.  You will be proficient with MS office, particularly Excel and have experience of using MRP/ERP systems. 
You will also hold a UK Drivers License.

Main Tasks
Build and maintain close working relationships with suppliers, internal stakeholders and purchasing teams.
Optimisation of purchased items inventory levels ensuring availability to manufacturing teams using appropriate planning tools and systems.
Raising, issuing and maintaining purchase orders in order to optimise inventory and assure OTIF delivery from suppliers.
Supplier management and continuous improvement.
Identify potential new suppliers within categories of responsibility that will support Quality, Cost or New Product Development. Add to the Approved Supplier List (ASL) once validation and approval is obtained.
Maintain procurement and inventory planning data e.g. MOQ’s, Lead-times and inventory planning data (min/max levels).
Monitor and review supplier performance to ensure standards are achieved against agreed KPI’s and organisational needs. Report as required and take corrective/preventative actions if required in order to improve performance.
Develop and implement supplier improvement plans where required in conjunction with internal stakeholders such as QA, Engineering and Production.
Identify continuous improvement opportunities through engagement with suppliers and stakeholders and the use of KPI data. Where opportunities exist, work with key stakeholders to implement.
Support the Procurement and Sourcing Manager in the execution of annual saving plans, through negotiation and/or Value Engineering projects in conjunction with internal stakeholders.
Manage the overall development and improvement of assigned categories by implementation of supplier risk assessments and commodity strategies.
Support the new product development & introduction process with early procurement involvement & on-going support for projects.

This is a great opportunity to join a team that has continued to grow. You will usually be working in the office however with the COVID 19 situation you will be remote working (until normality resumes) with some training being given safely in the office occasionally.
if you have the skill and experience outlined above, please apply today - if you would like to know more first, please call us on 01234 347069 or email emma.king-marsh@oa-uk.co.uk or nicola.english@oa-uk.co.uk

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy, which is being advertised by Osborne Appointments, who are acting as an employment agency / business. Your application will be considered in competition with others and we will contact you within 3 working days. Should you wish to speak to one of our team, please contact the OA Bedford office on 01234 347069..
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