Buyer - 12 month FTC

Posted 24/06/2024 by Barclay Meade

Southampton, Hampshire
£30,000 - £35,000/annum

A successful manufacturing and distribution services business require a Buyer. Applicants need previous purchasing and stock / inventory control expertise, commercial acumen and a command of intermediate MS Excel functions.

This position is available on a 12 month FTC basis.

The Buyer will join a team of Buyers reporting into a Procurement Manager. The focus of the role is the purchasing of stock and services in-line with customer forecast, whilst seeking to optimise inventory and stock levels.

Tasks of the Buyer will include:

  • Management of the Purchase order process
  • Stock management within company MRP and MS Excel
  • Supplier relationship and performance management
  • Set MOQ and buffer/safety stock levels
  • Investigation of alternative suppliers with current vendors cannot deliver
  • Stakeholder engagement - sales, production, engineering etc.

Buyer applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • Procurement or Purchasing experience, as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Junior Buyer, Purchasing Assistant etc.
  • Appreciation of inventory management, stock management and forecasting
  • MRP and MS Excel expertise (intermediate functions)
  • Organised, self-motivated and pro-active
  • Happy to work on a 12 month FTC basis
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