21 May 2019
13 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Buyer - Manufacturing
My client, a highly successful Engineering company, has a great opportunity for a Buyer
to join them at make the role their own.
As Buyer, your key duties will includ, but not be limited to:
* sourcing and purchasing raw materials and machine spares and printing components.
* Negotiating suitable costs.
* Identifying vendors and vendor rating, and making sure delivery times are adhered to and products are of a suitable quality.
* Purchasing all works and office consumables
* Sub contractors, sourcing, placing orders and expediting. Ensuring customer delivery dates are adhered to.
* Controlling raw material stocks and ensuring slow moving material is used up.
* Liaising with internal departments, such as sales to assist with the preperation of quotes.
* Handling all raw material rejects.
My client would consider graduates in engineering/Science/ Production / business management, someone hot on process without previous purchasing/buying experience and also those with purchasing experience within a non-manufacturing environment (although would not consider industries too different such as retail etc).
* Good communication.
* Numeracy.
* Negotiation and cost-saving skills.
* strong Excel skills including Pivot tables (as well as other MS office packages).
* Knowledge of MRP.
* Ideally be able to read engineering drawings / understand technical issues (althuogh can be flexible on this).
* Accuracy and attention to detail.
* Be living within a reasonable commute of Reading.
This would be a great opportunity for a disciplined individual with the ability to question and think outside the box.
Salary package up to mid GBP30k's (dependant on rel exp/skills) +benefits + development potential to undertake a qualification in purchasing and progression to take on additional responsibilities

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