Immediate start Buyer - 6 month contract £30,000 flexible working but Birmingham Head Office.
Purpose of the Role
The role of the Buyer is to be responsible for all procurement standard components and unique manufactured components to design specifications. Work in partnership together with current and potential suppliers, to provide a high standard of quality and service to operations.
Day-to-day management of designated responsibilities
Responsibility for daily purchase order placement, sourcing decisions and securing competitive terms
Inventory management and expediting duties to ensure production and sales demands are met
Ability to understand technical specifications and drawings
Managing portfolio of supplier accounts and monitoring supplier performance against targets
Always apply a good practice approach when engaging local and global sourcing opportunities
Developing the supplier base through continuous improvement initiatives, using all supply management techniques to include, analysis, negotiation and reporting
Develop relationships with internal customers in the business to continually improve the quality of service provided by the department
Work together with the quality team to uphold quality procedures within its supply chain
Conduct supplier related invoice investigations and resolution
Attend supplier meetings on a regular basis to develop and maintain supplier collaboration
Strategic mind-set in order to consider wider business needs
Always be flexible in your working practice
What skills are we looking for?
To be successful in the role, you will have previous experience as a Buyer ideally within a manufacturing/engineering environment and you will have excellent communication skills.
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