Production Buyer

On Target Recruitment
35000.00 - 37000.00 GBP Annual
10 Sep 2019
08 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company:

  • Award winning manufacturer of a patented product.
  • Comprehensive range of equipment is applicable to a wide range of industries including aerospace, automotive, precision engineering and electronics.
  • The company has a strong and well funded R&D strategy , encompassing market driven product development and blue skies technology research.

The Role:

Production Buyer (Far East)

  • To deal, negotiate place and progress orders.
  • To manage a specified group of vendors with the objective of supplying parts on time.
  • Build and maintain key relationships with the vendors in order to achieve maximum flexibility and reliability.
  • Raising and issuing Purchase Orders to vendors via the workbench on a daily basis.
  • Receive acknowledgement of Purchase Orders from Vendors within 48hrs and to update delivery dates on the ERP system.
  • Proactively progress the Purchase Orders due each week.
  • Manage the communication of and expedition of all engineering changes and scheduling those changes against new and pending orders.
  • Ensure timely disposition and return of any non-conforming supplier material ensuring rapid replenishment to meet production needs.
  • All day to day procurement and administration activities of both internal and vendor communications.
  • Achieve improvements in vendor on time delivery and monitor supplier performance in key areas.
  • Coordination of shipping and freight with the Far Eastern supply chain.
  • Support of the buying team as and when required.
  • Prompt escalation of issues that cannot be resolved to the Line Manager (quality, delivery performance etc.)
  • Some occasional travel to the Far East to meet new and/or existing suppliers.
  • Occasional trade show attendance for specific commodities.

The Ideal Person:

  • Experienced production buyer fluent in English and Mandarin.
  • Previous experience in an engineering/manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of ERP systems.
  • Excellent attention to detail of emails, purchase orders, filing, reports for example.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a ability to deal with people at all levels (internal and external).
  • Good telephone manner required with a professional attitude at all times.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise the daily workload, often in a pressurised environment.
  • Good IT skills (MS Office,Word, Excel) desirable but training provided.
  • Good housekeeping around work area and maintenance of the PO filing system.

Consultant: marc gibbs


Tel no.

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the UK.

About On Target

At On Target, we specialise in sales, technical and commercial jobs in the Engineering, Construction, Building Services, Medical & Scientific, and Commercial & Industrial Solutions sectors, enabling our consultants to become experts in their market sector. We place all levels of personnel, up to Director across the UK and internationally

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