Commutable from Surrey / West Sussex / Kent / Greater London
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buyer to work for an global company manufacturing high tech complex capital equipment. Working in their busy Procurement department you will have some experience of an engineering environment preferably with buying experience of raw materials - electro / mechanical. You will benefit from working for an industry leader and being part of a focussed and highly successful team that continues to grow thanks to its award winning product range.
The buyer will be responsible for planning, scheduling and monitoring the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine which materials need to be purchased.
Your responsibilities will include:
+ Obtain materials using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels (i.e., Just in Time purchases, use of EOQ - Economic Order Quantities).
+ Create and maintain bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprise wide systems.
+ Ensure material standards are met and non-conformances or variances are approved and/or minimized. Develops specifications for new contract orders.
+ Gather quotations, examine bids and make awards.
+ Monitor cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. Evaluate vendor reliability and develop new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.
As a Buyer working in the Engineering sector you will be able to showcase:
+ Experience in procurement / supply chain processes
+ Experience in supplier relationship management, performance monitoring and contractual obligations
+ Excellent IT skills
For more information and the opportunity to work for a progressive and award winning company apply now