Operations Buyer – Electronics and Electrical Components – Lutterworth, South Leicestershire
Our client is a long-established electronic manufacturing service (EMS) provider employing over 370 people and a turnover in excess of £35million. They take great pride in providing a wide range of high complexity industrial electronics solutions and outsourced manufacturing products for worldwide clients in a range of Industries.
An opportunity is available for an Operations Buyer at their Lutterworth office.
This is a new role for an Operations Buyer or Junior Buyer looking for the next step in their career. You will have buying experience preferably within an electronics or manufacturing environment. You will work with your peers to provide support to the Operations Purchasing Manager and work closely with other functions to drive procurement operational excellence, You will be involved with all aspects of the purchase to pay process including replenishment of materials for production, expediting, negotiation, supplier delivery and quality issues and other purchasing based support activities.
Your key duties and responsibilities will include:
Manage the demand requests and ensure that POs are placed in a timely and accurate manner.
Ensure that demand requests are clear and any queries resolved promptly
Ensure that Purchase Orders are placed in line with existing Supply contracts
Ensure that orders for items which are not on any contract are placed with an appropriate supplier and normal competitive bidding rules are followed
Resolve pricing queries accurately and escalate where appropriate
Identify and report potential delivery issues through the purchasing team to internal customers.
Progressing delivery dates and updating supplier responses.
Resolve invoice queries and escalate where required
Ensure correct processes are followed in approving new suppliers.
Ensure that the correct processes and procedures are followed when procuring goods and services
Supplier Data Maintenance
Ensure all the data contained for suppliers is correct and up to date across all business systems
Manage material movements and transactions for sub-contracting partners
Part Number Accuracy
Ensure that Part number data applicable to Procurement is correct across all business systems
KPI and Data Reporting
Produce and issue Purchasing and Supplier KPIs and other ad hoc data and reports as required in a timely manner
Identify and implement cost reduction opportunities that reduces the total acquisition cost
Ensure that integrity of information for all costs is maintained in all business systems
Identify opportunities for improvement and take a proactive approach to implementing ideas
Provide support to global purchasing initiatives as required
Key Performance Indicators required:
Replenishment efficiencies (MRP, Kanban etc)
Supplier Delivery and Quality Performance – as delegated
Accuracy of data in business systems
Timely reporting and accuracy of management information
Supplier enquiries completed accurately and in a timely manner
POs placed in a timely and accurate manner
Contribution to supply chain development
As the ideal candidate you will poses the following skills and qualities:
Ability to interface and communicate effectively with both internal and external customers and suppliers.
Attention to detail and ability to identify data errors and put in place corrections
Knowledge of purchasing processes and an understanding of the importance of the key documents in a supply contract
Qualifications and Experience required:
Educated to degree level or qualified by experience
CIPS certification preferred or studying towards
Proven experience working in a purchasing / supply chain role.
Ability to interpret engineering drawings essential
Experience of scheduling purchase orders for a dynamic customer base
A working knowledge of secondary processes for machined products
Working knowledge of MRP systems preferred, although training will be provided
An understanding of low volume purchasing would be advantageous
Intermediate user of Microsoft Office (Excel and Access)
Strong numeracy skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Experience of manufacturing techniques and processes essential
Experienced in supplier sourcing, documentation, evaluation and selection
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