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    Blaze Furley

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    over 1 year ago

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Location: Peterlee

Salary: £20k-25k

A large Electronics manufacturer is looking for a buyer to join their team based in Peterlee. The Buyer will be part of a team responsible for the procurement of goods, materials, and services in a highly competitive market to meet the organisations operational and financial requirements. You will contribute towards achieving and developing departmental targets driving a period of organic growth.

Buyer - Responsibilities would include:

  • Sourcing and purchasing of goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required materials communicating any supply challenges which pose a threat or impact on business operations.
  • Monitor market trends and react accordingly in line with business objectives.
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible.
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance, and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews driving improvement activities.
  • Ensure compliance with company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
  • Explore alternative sources of supply for goods and materials.
  • Evaluate and propose consolidation of existing and new suppliers.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice queries.
  • Contribute towards departmental targets such as vendor reduction, on time delivery and purchase price variance.

Buyer – Person Requirements:

  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) would be advantageous.
  • Proven purchasing experience, preferably within an electronics or manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs, and make business improvements.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a vision for success, the ability to take responsibility and implement cross-functional changes.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Effective analytical skills to evaluate trends and deliver proactive solutions.
  • Commercially and operationally astute who is financially aware.
  • Proven track record of achieving targets in a competitive fast paced industry.
  • A strong understanding of purchasing best practice within the supply chain.
  • An ever-present awareness of Health and Safety while on site in accordance with Seaward Electronic Ltd policies and procedures.
  • Participate in training programmes and act as a mentor as and when required.
  • Ability to produce accurate work while meeting volume targets.
  • Display adaptability and flexibility to learn new tasks as required by the needs of the business.
  • Have an acceptable level of attendance and time keeping.
  • Leads by example, encourages others to go that extra mile.