Operational Buyer - City, Cardiff, United Kingdom,

Contract Type: 6 months fixed term

Salary: Up to £36,000

Job Elements

·Take responsibility for the day-to-day purchasing activities for a range of goods and services. This will include placing orders, expediting orders and determining basic stock levels where appropriate.

·Ensure that stock flow to production and optimised inventory levels are maintained to support manufacturing requirements, by working closely with production, production planning, engineering and quality functions as well as vendors

·Lead and coordinate the activities associated with parts / supplier issues to ensure a timely resolution.

·Purchasing data management

·Ensure Stocking (Kanban) Agreements are in place and up to date with all significant suppliers.

·Perform annual price negotiations with suppliers not covered by framework agreements

·Perform benchmarking activities and lead performance improvement activities with suppliers.

·Proactively communicate any risks in relation to material availability to Procurement and Operational Management

The ideal candidate will have:

·A member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management, or a minimum of 5 years' experience in a relevant Purchasing role.

·Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft Office Suite and MRP systems.

·Good inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate well in English both written and orally.

·The ability to demonstrate creativity and innovation.

·Attention to detail and quality driven approach.

·Self-motivated, assertive and a strong team player.

Petrie Recruitment Limited acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers.