May 26, 2021
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Job Type


Exciting new opportunity for an experienced procurement professional to join a world leading organisation as a Buyer. You will work alongside a fantastic team of people in a vibrant office environment.

Our client is a trusted provider of advanced X-ray technologies for ports, borders, military, high-threat facilities and critical infrastructure all over the world.

Be a part of their mission to provide customers with best-in-class cargo and vehicle screening systems and services so they can combat terrorism, trade fraud, drug and weapon smuggling, and illegal immigration.

What’s on Offer?

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension plan & Life Assurance
  • Free on-site parking
  • Excellent working environment
  • Training & Self-Development opportunities

Key Responsibilities of the Buyer:

  • Scheduling of purchased parts to support the requirement date of the production schedule
  • Follow-up and expediting as required to ensure on-time delivery
  • Manage on-time delivery performance of the supply base
  • Manage inventory balances in support of inventory turns goals and customer flexibility requirements
  • Provide supply base with forecasted requirements
  • Resolve invoice discrepancies whether they are pricing, quantity, or receiving issues
  • Manage MRP changes with the supply base to determine and support material availability
  • Review and issue purchase orders, obtain acknowledgments, follow-up as needed. Escalate with supplier management as required to achieve schedule compliance
  • Manage and reduce excess and obsolete inventory
  • Manage ECO effectiveness to provide material availability and disposition
  • Improve supplier relationships. Serve as primary day-to-day supplier contact for designated suppliers for scheduling and delivery of all purchased parts in support of all production and service needs
  • Provide feedback to commodities managers on supplier performance
  • Conducts sourcing of new or revised products and select appropriate new suppliers
  • Improves performance of supply base via on-time delivery, quality, lead time, and total cost basis

Skills & Experience Required:

  • Min 5 years of buying experience preferable in the manufacturing industry
  • MCIPS, Business related degree or Supply Chain preferred
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing processes and cost drivers, and supply market dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of quality assurance methods
  • Operations experience with three years' experience in materials/inventory management a plus
  • Experience with Agile PLM an advantage
  • Must have ERP/MRP experience, desirable: Microsoft Navision / D365 MRP experience

What’s Next?
If you are interested in this fantastic new Buyer position, APPLY NOW for immediate consideration.

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