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Procurement Buyer - 36831

  • Location: Castle Bromwich
  • Salary: £30 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 26 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Purchasing and procurement
  • Contact: Kate Stevens
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446130
  • Expiry Date: 22 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 59188

Title: Procurement Buyer

Division: Manufacturing Engineering

Contract Position based at: Castle Bromwich

Duration: 6 Months

Rate: up to £30.00/hr Ltd (£23.14/hr PAYE)

Position Description:

The Procurement Buyer/Planner has the primary responsibility of ensuring material availability to support the production schedule.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Managing inventory levels, supporting material/product level revisions, interacting/coordinating with suppliers on a variety of topics, and supporting other business functions as required.
  • Place purchase orders with suppliers for the procurement of production material as required by forecast and the production schedule.
  • Monitor status of open purchase orders to ensure on-time delivery of all materials, including timely resolution, communication and mitigation of future potential problems
  • Expedite or defer orders as required based on schedule/inventory changes.
  • Determine and establish optimal inventory levels based on forecast, demand variation and material lead times.
  • Coordinate material flows throughout product/BOM changes, obsolescence, and the introduction of new suppliers and/or materials due to new product development.
  • Manage the inter-company flow or materials between warehouse locations.
  • Manage and resolve issues regarding PO to invoice discrepancies, returns and quality problems with suppliers.
  • Provide back-up support for supply chain functions including shipping, receiving, material handling and other duties as assigned.
  • Setup & maintain material master system planning parameters (MOQ, lead time, safety stocks).
  • Collaborate with internal customers and provide a high level of customer service, including recommending solutions, resources, and alternative supply options.
  • Ensure and promote compliance to Company and Procurement policies and procedures.

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrable experience in a buyer/planner/material scheduler role working for a direct manufacturer.
  • Expert applied knowledge of forecasting, MRP, transportation, supply chain, inventory management and warehousing disciplines.
  • Experience establishing and employing demand-pull material planning methods.
  • Proficient with MS Office suite advanced skills with MS Excel.

Experience Required:

  • Strong sense of urgency & attention to detail.
  • Excellent organization, communication and follow-up skills.
  • Able to influence others & manage conflict.
  • Ability to self-direct and take constructive action in ambiguous situations.
  • Extremely high standards of excellence.
  • Analytical with a methodical approach to problem solving.

Education Required:

  • Degree educated.

Additional Information:


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