Buyer

Biddulph

Retail & Consumer Products

40000 Annual

Permanent


Our client is a long-established British company supplying specialist products for various industries worldwide.

They are currently seeking an experienced buyer to assist in their busy purchasing team at their modern facility in Stoke on Trent.

Main duties

  • Scheduling of purchased parts to support the requirement date of the production schedule as well as service forecast/backorder requirements.
  • Follow-up and expediting as required to ensure on-time delivery
  • Manage on-time delivery performance of the supply base by resolving constraints
  • Manage inventory balances in support of inventory turns goals and customer flexibility requirements.
  • Provide supply base with forecasted requirements.
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies whether they are pricing, quantity, or receiving issues.
  • Manage MRP changes with the supply base to determine and support material availability. Review and validate immediate and forecasted purchase requirements. Update and modify PO and inventory schedules as required.

Requirements

  • Min 5 years of buying experience preferable in the manufactuting industry.
  • MCIPS, Business related degree or Supply Chain preferred. In leu of degree 8-10 years of sourcing experience.
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes and cost drivers, and supply market dynamics.
  • Basic knowledge of quality assurance methods.
  • Operations experience with three (3) years' experience in materials/inventory management a plus.
  • Experience with Agile PLM an advantage.
  • Must have ERP/MRP experience, desirable: Microsoft Navision / D365 MRP experience.

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