Buyer - Materials

Posted 12 days ago by Fenwick Consulting
Location Dalkeith, Midlothian Job Type Full Time - Permanent
Salary Negotiable Sector Procurement
Reference BBBH563_1552485696
Excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer with a thorough knowledge of procurement including sourcing, commercial negotiation, supplier management and inventory management to join a leading manufacturer.

The Role

* Negotiate with suppliers of products / materials / services
* Analyse MRP reports, internal of-line reports, and other sources as necessary to identify purchasing requirements
* Control inventory levels of raw materials, and minimise wherever possible to maximize working capital and warehouse
* Reduce supplier quality issues in number and value, and ensure recovery of all rework costs while ensuring continuity of supply
* Monitor and improve suppliers' performance
* Minimise number of stock lines via rationalisation suggestions
* Develop awareness of new materials, suppliers, and processes; arrange supplier swatch books and sample materials as necessary
* Identify and minimise obsolete and slow moving raw material stocks through annual or ad hoc disposal routines
* Be aware of, and implement, FSC and Packaging Waste compliance needs
* Assist with stocktaking and sample checking.
* Maintain updated supplier price lists What background is needed to fulfill this role
* Experience of working in a manufacturing environment ideal but not essential.
* MRP experience and knowledge along with procurement.

The Person

Graduate level education or equivalent experience.
Experience of working in a manufacturing environment
Ability to convince others and influence outcomes
Highly analytical with the ability to confidently understand and use MRP systems.
Naturally comfortable in a fast moving and dynamic production environment.
Proven ability to work within agreed budgets and timescales.

On Offer

* £Competitive salary
* 34 days holidays
* Pension scheme
* Free Parking


Please submit your CV ASAP and one of our consultants will be in touch with more information.

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