Role details

Operational Buyer

Sutton-In-Ashfield   •   £25,000 - £30,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Supplier Development
  • Process Improvement

About Our Client

Global manufacturing business with offices and manufacturing facilitates based up and down the United Kingdom and the rest of the world, this role will be based at the Sutton-In-Ashfield site. With advanced global supply chain and solid company performances year on year, this business can provide you with a great spring board to further develop your career in purchasing and procurement. Training and development are at the forefront of the clients plans to increase market share and revenue.

Job Description

Job description for the operational buyer:

  • Generate purchase orders in line with approved MRP and proactively seek supplier acknowledgements to deliver against on-time delivery targets
  • Maintaining minimum stock levels whilst avoiding disruption to production
  • Review invoices in query and address as appropriate in a timely manner taking necessary action and seeking the required approval to resolve and avoid any re occurrence
  • Coordinate the reduction and pro-active management of NCR's and ensure that quality or delivery requirements are adhered to
  • Conduct formal market testing exercises as part of a continuous commercial review process (RFI/RFP)
  • Support the new parts introduction process by obtaining the necessary information from suppliers and assisting in the improvement of this process
  • Provide information and statistics with regard to purchasing activities as required to support business needs
  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • Support on escalations of all portfolio items from other members of the team
  • Coordinate and be responsible for specifically agreed projects as agreed with the management team
  • Carry out supplier performance metrics and facilitate regular business review meetings with selected key suppliers
  • Negotiate and implement commercial improvements with suppliers ensuring that the company is appropriately protected and ensuring that the lowest possible costs and best credit terms are negotiated

The Successful Applicant

Profile of the operational buyer:

  • Technical understanding or background would be an advantage (Mechanical/Electrical)
  • Excellent organizational and administration skills are essential
  • Must be able to demonstrate progress within a Procurement environment
  • CIPS qualifications (level 4 or higher) would be desirable but not essential
  • Competent with Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • SAP knowledge would be advantageous
  • GCSE grade C or above in 5 subjects or equivalent qualifications

What's on Offer

Job offer for the successful operational buyer:


Great company benefits

Competitive holidays

Monday to Friday

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