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£21000 - £25000 per annum


We are seeking a Crawley based Buyer to provide Supply Chain and Procurement support in respect to the goods and services required to deliver cost and performance objectives, ensuring an uninterrupted supply of materials to support Production. Work collaboratively with other departments, including: Quality, Planning, Production, Stores, Sales, and the NPI team.

Provide supply chain and market intelligence support at a functional level. As directed by line management; comply with given tactical strategy to support functional, business and departmental objectives.

Comply with functional and business procedures and policies at all times. Ensure that all contact with third parties, represents the organisation in a professional and competent manner ensuring compliance with all relevant functional and business policies, in particular but not limited to contractual policies, quality systems, ethical trading practises and statutory obligations.

General Duties and Key Accountabilities
·Place orders from MRP reader
·Prioritise MRP items appropriately meeting all production requirements
·Liaise with the Material Co-ordinator/Planner to mitigate supply risks to ensure the Production plan is kept on target.
·Purchase low/medium/high value products ensuring process time, price, material presentation quality, delivery, cost of delivery, payment terms and excess stock value are all taken into consideration.
·Monitor and negotiate pricing on high turn lines to ensure product margins are improved/maintained.
·Ensure part data is correct on MRP system. E.g. Lead times and pack sizes
·Identify and act on any cost saving opportunities.
·Review supplier buffer levels to ensure in line with production usage.
·Assist in investigating and answering goods queries.
·Process departmental purchase requisitions as required
·Assist when needed on rejected stock and invoices
·Reconcile invoice queries
·Carry out costings when required.

Suitable applicants will have excellent communication skills, written, verbal and effective listening with the ability to build strong working relationships both internally & externally. You will be computer literate and good level of MS office applications i.e. MS Office, Excel etc.

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