Junior Buyer

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    Hayes, London

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    £26000 - £28000 per annum

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    Hannah Pepper

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    6 months ago

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Junior Buyer

Aerospace; Defence; Production; Manufacturing

£26,000 - £28,000 + excellent benefits

West Drayton, Middlesex

We are a world leading provider of technologically advanced equipment for radar, EW, communications, EMC testing, scientific and medical applications.

Over the last 5 years our sales have doubled, and we are on track to continue at this rate. A key factor which has enabled the company to maintain this growth is that our customers continue to work with us, especially because of the high level of support we provide to ensure the products we supply meet the expected performance and reliability criteria.

Due to our ongoing growth, we are looking to recruit a Junior Buyer, who will Support the business in the development of a supplier base that meets our current and future needs. To develop sourcing strategies and drive cost reduction across the business.

Key Accountabilities - Junior Buyer

+ Create and process purchase orders from purchase requisitions and MRP demands, in line with organisational quality, cost and delivery targets.

+ Identify and execute opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.

+ Provide analysis on new and existing costs and review cost reduction activities.

+ Ensuring the delivery of site specific procurement and management for indirect spend.

+ Drive to resolve supply issues which may impact business deliverables and proactively keep stakeholders informed.

Skills and knowledge required - Junior Buyer

+ Good level of general education A level.

+ Professional or recognised discipline qualification eg:

+ CIPS: Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations

+ Institute of supply chain Certification

+ APICS certification

+ Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and ERP systems.

+ Intermediate knowledge of customs practices -especially importing goods and goods required for home use