Vacancy Position - Buyer
Stoke-on-Trent
Full Time, Permanent


Role Description

This role will be responsible for executing MRP and drive procurement activities to improve quality, delivery, and cost.

You will be assuring timely PO placement, expediting urgent requirements, maintaining procurement data and invoice clearances, including:

• Purchasing responsibility for selected suppliers, MRP execution. This will be aligned and supporting the supply chain management, customer service and logistics teams.

• Developing in-depth knowledge of suppliers and industry forces.

• Focusing on relationship management, while improving the sourcing systems and procurement processes used to ensure future success.

• Responsibility for the management and execution of purchasing activities for assigned components within the product portfolio: Cables, wires, connectors, packaging, castings, machining, and fabrications, rubber and plastics, fasteners and connecting materials.

• Resolving supply shortage constraints and supplier difficulties encountered.

• Management and fulfilment of procurement KPI’s including but not limited to:
- Order book management (overdue purchase orders (POs), acknowledgements).
- On time delivery performance, in alignment with supply chain.
- Accounts payable.

Essential Skills/Experience

• Inquisitive – business and supply chain aware /takes initiative

• Strong interpersonal skill set and a good communicator

• Able to work under pressure

• Computer literate, demonstrable expertise, and use of Microsoft Office

• Organised and detail oriented

• Highly motivated, independent, and self directed

• Strong written and verbal skills at all levels

Desirable Skills/Experience

• Previous industry/sector experience

• Experience of mentoring/developing staff

• 1+ years in a procurement or supply chain role

• Familiar with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

• Valid driving license

To apply for this role, please forward your CV and covering letter to HR@alpha3manufacturing.com by Friday 31 May 2024. Applications will be reviewed and if successful in the shortlisting process, we will contact you directly to arrange an interview. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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