Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant - Newport, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom,

A Newport electronics manufacturer are looking for a Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant on a temporary 6 month fixed term contract within their purchasing team

The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will be responsible for selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for materials and/or services required, so ensuring procedure of nominated materials and services are to agreed programmes by the most economic, timely and efficient means. The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will be on a 6-month contract with the possibility to extend for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant Responsible for maintaining assigned supplier relations by selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for material and/or services required, so ensuring procurement of nominated materials and services to agreed programmes by the most economic, timely and efficient means
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will analyze, negotiate and report supplier price changes
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will conduct periodic commodity surveys to obtain price comparisons; evaluate market trends to develop new services and create cost savings
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will be responsible for forecasting market trends affecting material and service availability cost, raw material and products
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will select new and alternative sources of supply and in collaboration with technical staff select new and alternative materials and services, providing technical and or commercial advantage to the company
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will ensure all purchasing requisitions and programmes are correct and reflect the current supplier's lead-times, keeping management and user departments informed where changes threaten work programmes
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will identify potential problem areas and recommend changes
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will follow up on rejected material and obtain necessary credit
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will minimise the company's exposure with regard to MOQ's and price increases, obtaining the relevant authority levels
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will be a proactive liaison with other departments as necessary to forecast, plan to meet, and to supply demand to relevant quality
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will meet health & safety requirements
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will ensure compliance with company codes of conduct
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will be administrating and reporting as required
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will be responsible for payment terms negotiation, optimisation and management
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will deal with international trading issues/imports/legal, awareness
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will identify & drive continuous improvements within the areas of control
  • The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant will control and minimise excess and cost / stock.

This list of duties & responsibilities is not intended to be an exhaustive list of tasks performed. Other associated tasks are likely to be performed as direct by the relevant Manager.

Qualifications:

Core Requirements

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Understanding of TT electronics products
  • IT skills within Excel, Word & company specific systems
  • At least 3 years experience of Purchasing within a manufacturing environment essential, preferably sub-contracting
  • Minimum qualifications 2 A levels or HNC, or CIPS Diploma or equivalent.
  • Membership of CIPS is an advantage
  • Must be professional, highly motivated, ethical, business oriented and innovative
  • Ability to work on own initiative is essential.

The Buyer / Supply Chain Assistant / Procurement Assistant is £25-30k + benefits

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