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Assistant Buyer

  • Location:

    Didcot, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Education services

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £38000 per annum

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  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Job Description

I am currently working with a fabulous international organisation , who are looking to hire a tenacious and driven buyer. If you are looking for your next role and want to work for an organisation that values their staff and can give you a great range of working possibility such as , a proactive approach to personal development, an attractive remuneration package and a chance to work for a leading international Manufacturer then please read on …..

Job Role:

To manage the inward supply of a portfolio of production commodities and non-production goods and services.

To prepare for and negotiate contracts for a portfolio of production commodities and non-production goods and services at the most commercially competitive terms available with due regard to specification, policy and brand/business plans.

To support the implementation of the overall business plan by acting as the Purchasing team member responsible for a particular sector of the business

Day to Day:

*Interpret production plans and forecasts to support business manufacturing requirements.

*Devise Source Plans (strategies), for particular areas of spend, which are consistent with the overall Purchasing strategy and designed to support the implementation of brand/business plans. Lead cross functional teams to develop Source Plans.

*Act as the Purchasing team member responsible for a particular sector of the business, involved in new product development, product launches and other activities as appropriate. Share this information with other member of the Purchasing team as necessary and manage their timely input.

*Prepare budgets by forecasting future prices based on analysis of market information and agree with Purchasing Manager.

*Monitor price performance versus budget and actuals.

*Report price performance and other relevant quality/market issues to interested departments and advise the company Directors via the Purchasing Report.

*Lead continuous improvement projects such as those resulting from programmes within Supply Agreements.

The Ideal Candidate;

*Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply

*Minimum of 3 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably managing a spend in excess of 23m per annum

*Demonstrable experience of modern purchasing techniques

*Materials and services purchasing experience

*Supplies management experience in an ERP environment

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