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Date Added: Wed 14/09/2022

Buyer - Engineering

Wakefield, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum

Metalis are working with a specialist manufacturer who design, build and ship original machined solutions across a variety of sectors. Our client is seeking a buyer who specialises within the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors.

The main duties of the role will be sourcing & buying of materials for the whole business. You will be tasked with procurement based on the best quality, delivery times, service and cost. This is a Monday to Friday role paying up to £40,000 salary for the right candidate.

Daily Duties

  • Ensure KPI's are managed and exceeded in particular; Cost Pricing, Spend vs Budget, Margin delivery.
  • Negotiate contracts with main suppliers. Aiming to drive a better price or signing exclusivity contracts.
  • Manage quality standards and ensure what is discussed/agreed is reviewed regularly upon receipt of goods.
  • Monitoring of stock levels, communicating with stores team and reordering when required.
  • Manage the entire remedial process and make any changes within it to improve and control costs
  • Perform analysis of previous purchase orders to identify potential cost saving activities.
  • Work with a variety of stakeholder and build long lasting relationships based on high integrity.
  • Be able to question current working practices and make suggestions on improvements.
  • Ensure products, material and services are delivered on-time in full by analysing data, forecasts and utilising planning spreadsheet alongside the current ERP system
  • Stringent material control is required to assure company targets are met (spend, usage, scrap, inventory levels)
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with associate departments (Sales, Customer Service and Production, Warehouse, Accounts)

About You

  • Previous experience in a Engineering/Mechanical Purchasing (buyer) role.
  • Confident communicator who is comfortable with speaking to many people.
  • Strong written & verbal skills.
  • Able to use Microsoft packages, email and able to learn SAP/ERP systems.
  • A keen negotiator who enjoys the challenge of getting the best deal.
  • A well rounded knowledge of different metals and material uses.
  • Understanding of various components.

We would like to speak with Buyers, Purchasing executives, Key account managers, Materials Handlers, BOM Managers, Sales Negotiators, Engineering Buyer.

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