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Assistant Buyer

AB-R-W-48100
per annum
Permanent
Droitwich

Purchasing Manager
£35,000 - £45,000 D.O.E
Oldbury
Reports to: Operations Director
Hours of Work: Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.00pm with half hour lunch break each day and 7.30am to 12.30pm with no lunch break on Friday of each week - 37 hours in total

Our client provide products for the Construction and Manufacturing industries. This is a full time
permanent position where you will be required to purchase steel, general consumables
across the site and have overall responsibility for the General Stores.

Person Specification:

- Ideally have 5 years' or more experience of working in a similar purchasing role / function within a production / manufacturing environment
- Have minimum Level 4 CIPS qualification would be advantageous
- Have a broad understanding of current manufacturing methods
- Have excellent communication and negotiation skills
- Have a flexible approach to work and ability to adapt to change
- Be well organised, professional and able to work under pressure
- Be responsible for achieving objectives on own initiative, as well as part of a team
- Be computer literate
- Be able to prioritise workload, meet deadlines and pay attention to detail
- Must be eligible to work in the UK and possess a full UK Driving Licence

Key Responsibilities:

1. Build and maintain positive trust relationships with key suppliers and vendors
2. Request prices from steel suppliers for new or existing business and present findings to the relevant Division
3. Purchase steel of the right quality at the most competitive prices, so as to maximise production opportunities and to ensure purchase contracts are clearly articulated with regard to pricing/quality/delivery/tonnage/claims
4. Review steel orders / consumables with suppliers on a weekly / monthly basis and report findings back to the relevant Division
5. Keep internal customers informed of steel delivery status and advise of any delays/shortages/quality issues
6. Produce weekly and monthly spend reports on steel and consumables
7. Carry out monthly reporting of cost savings and be part of the CIP programme
8. Carry out market analysis to determine future steel availability
9. Direct and supervise the activities of the Purchasing Coordinator and Stores Supervisor
10. Development of new suppliers in all areas of Purchasing
11. Development of an IT system in the Stores, for a better vision of stocks, cost and usages
12. Review stock levels and report of stocks in the Stores on a monthly basis
13. Perform any other ad hoc tasks assigned by the Operations Director
14. Visit suppliers to discuss and review supply performance, quality and report this back to the relevant departments

Package: Competitive salary, Company Mobile Phone, Company Pension Scheme, Health Cash Plan, Life Assurance and 33 days holiday (including statutory days)

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