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Grafters Recruitment Consultants Ltd



£25000 - £30000/annum


Posted: 23/11/2022

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The Buyer is responsible for all direct and indirect purchasing in line with the business objectives.

With responsibility for an expenditure of over £3M in direct materials, the Buyer will utilise strong negotiation and decision-making skills and ensure timely delivery of materials.


• Purchasing – Raise Purchase orders for supply of inventory parts and other services/

expensed items. Manage MRP messages. Source new parts negotiate pricing.

• Expedite – Maintain “On Time Delivery”, with regular supplier “check ins”. Ensure system dates are kept updated and any delays or concerns are escalated and communicated to the appropriate departments.

• Supplier Management – Evaluate and appraise new and existing suppliers. Maintain

supplier relationships and develop systems within the supply chain.

• MRP Materials Planning– Continually review stocking quantities in MRP system. Update and maintain Branch Plant settings, develop forecasts.

• Cost Management – Routinely assess supplier pricing to identify opportunities for price reductions through increased batch savings, resourcing, value engineering and negotiation. Support the finance department with Supplier Invoice queries.

• Work Orders – Manage MRP messages and raise internal work orders for assemblies, rework, and modifications.

• Outsourcing – In coordination with the Shop floor Coordinator, plan, create and expedite Orders and documentation for Outside Processing, including the transportation.

• Shipping –Issue Import instructions for oversea Import Transactions, maintain records.Support the Shipping & Service Coordinator with the booking if couriers.

• Analyse and provide feedback for identified procurement problems. Implement corrective action or changes where necessary in order to minimise any detrimental effects on the business.

• DCN – Support Engineering with communication of drawing changes to suppliers.

• Maintain company KPI performance – The Buyer has significant influence and control over - Sales, OTD, stock turns, Past Dues, working capital, EOZ and PBIT

• Inventory – Work with Production Engineering, stores, shop floor supervisor and suppliers to manage and optimise storage space. Investigate stock queries and manage the company's.

EOZ – Review, recommend and action EOZ reclassifications

• Systems & Procedures - Continually appraise routine systems, purchasing initiatives and procedures to identify development opportunities. Document work instructions for others to follow.


• Strong Decision Maker

• Strong Negotiation skills

• Good knowledge of JD Edwards or similar ERP system

• Excellent Numeric, Analytical and Literacy Skills

• Excellent Word and Excel skills

• Effective communication skills

• Driven – Handles pressure and exceeds goals

• Team player/ Leader

• Idea Generator

• Engineering background

• Qualification/experience in Supply Chain Management

We endeavour to reply to all applications, however, if you haven`t heard from us within 7 days, you have been unsuccessful with this particular role. You are very welcome to apply to future advertisements placed by Grafters Recruitment Consultants / Grafters Accountancy Personnel

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