Buying Assistant/Purchasing Administrator
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buying Assistant to join a fantastic company based in Andover Hampshire.
Job Type - Perm
Salary - GBP20,000
Location - Andover Hampshire
Job responsibilities for a Purchasing Administrator:
*Carry out commercial negotiations with vendors in relation to price and MOQ's.
*Issue and progress RFQ documents to vendors to collate all relevant information and pricing.
*Manage benchmarking cost investigations for products from alternative vendors.
*Assist in the vendor selection and approval process in conjunction with the Procurement Director and other relevant departments (eg compliance).
*Communicate NCR information to the vendors and Asia office staff responsible for corrective action and compensation.
*Assist in the creation of a fully detailed vendor manual to provide clear, concise and informative information on the company and its customer's needs.
*Assist in the creation of product specifications to be issued to vendors.
*Carry out research and investigation into new sources and vendors that are outside of China.
*Manage and follow up leads and potential new vendors within China in conjunction with the China office.
*Assist in the implementation of new products and projects in conjunction with Product Management, Development, Supply, Sales, Quality and the Asia Office. Manage the activities and plans of all CDX/customer projects as instructed from inception to delivery to the customer and act as the main liaison between us and the vendors.
*Obtain, collate, maintain and monitor commodity cost information, labour costs, freight costs and other relevant information to ensure we understand fully the cost structure of our products and are able to negotiate cost prices with an informed view.
*Ensure the suppliers provide clear information with regard to commodity/material cost, labour, overhead and other costs proportionally to allow clear visibility of the cost structures of our products. This will help us understand the potential Value Engineering opportunities that exist with current products.
*Assign and manage commodity codes to purchased products to ensure correct classification and payment of Import duties.
*Monitor vendor turnover performance monthly via MRP/ERP reports to assess year on year performance and or against any forecasted/budgeted sales.
*Create and maintain vendor history to show previous years volumes and pricing and cost increase history and current pricing and volumes. This will help show the cost price history, effect on sales volumes, and overall purchase spend by vendor by category.
*Manage the sample requests and receipts of samples from vendors in a lockable secure area library.
*Manage the vendor marketing material library so that this will be a source of potential product sourcing either through the current supply base or from new vendors.
*Support the ISO9001 business management systems process in conjunction with other relevant departmental interfaces.
*Assist in the creation and update the Vendor Manual so that we can operate more effectively and efficiently with our vendors. This will be developed and maintained with the support of all internal departments.
*Support the Standards Manager to manage the approved product samples received at different stages through the development process.
So if you are a Buying Assistant/Purchasing Administrator, live close to Andover, are looking for a new challenge and the chance to progress your career further then please apply today!