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Havant, Hampshire
£30,000 to £35,000
Job Type
8 Sep 2022





Our client requires a Buyer to work in its fast paced, busy supply chain team. The Buyer purchases such items as specific commodities, proprietary goods, machinery, precision tools and test equipment. You will ensure all goods meet the quality, delivery, and specification requirements at the best possible cost. You will work with an existing supply base to assess supplier performance, requesting corrective action when required, and expediting material orders to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements.

Main Duties

  • Supplier relationship management, conducting weekly, monthly, quarterly business reviews as required with assigned suppliers
  • Coordinate with Goods Inwards on supplier delivery queries
  • Coordinate with Quality Dept on supplier defective material return, rework or exchange
  • Supporting daily meetings with Material Planning to ensure flow of material to production and manage exceptions
  • Coordinate with Finance on billing and/or credit issues.
  • Evaluates and monitors current supplier performance in terms of quality, delivery & cost.
  • Monitoring of supplier replenishment methods
  • Balances current and future demand requirements with supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements
  • Follows and maintains system parameters in line with processes & policies.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Previous experience in a supply chain, planning, purchasing or buyer role
  • Degree educated would be an advantage
  • Experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment would be an advantage
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • A persuasive personality
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Can prioritise
  • Well organised, detail orientated and ability to multi-task
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  • Job Reference: 707320706-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Workshop Recruitment
    Workshop Recruitment
  • Location: Havant, Hampshire
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent