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Permanent – Full Time




Company Description

MTrec Recruitment’s well established manufacturing client are currently on the lookout for a diligent and motivated Senior Buyer. The company, who are world renowned in their field, are ideally located in the heart of Northumberland and easily accessible by main roads and public transport. The company are currently a leading employer and not only offer a great basic salary but the opportunity to work within a diverse and professional Purchasing team- if you have what it takes- APPLY NOW!

Job Specification

The Rewards and Benefits on offer:

  • Immediate role within a well-established manufacturing company
  • Competitive salary
  • 8-4 office hours
  • Immediate starts
  • Free Physical and Mental Healthcare
  • Holiday’s allowance of 25 days/year
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Staff Sales

The Job you will be doing:

  • Coordinate the team’s tasks and responsibilities to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the purchase of goods, materials, and components
  • Coach, support, and develop the team, including identification of training needs and action plan
  • Plan and coordinate holidays, Time & Attendance, absences, and any other people management duties
  • Encourage & lead open communication within team members & other departments
  • Identify and solve issues within the overall purchasing function
  • Oversee daily, weekly, and monthly requisitions are actioned adequately
  • Monitor the coordination of order processing, ensuring deliveries meet timeframes
  • Actively monitor order progress to avoid material shortages
  • Manage suppliers’ lead times and ensure re-order levels are reflected against demand to prevent shortages and/or over stocking of materials
  • Source from mainline distributors and direct from OEM suppliers
  • Liaise with suppliers on various topics (quality of goods, faulty materials, returns, lead & delivery issues…)
  • Take ownership and action issues within purchasing
  • Run MRP schedules, implement stock rules and ensure adequate forecasting/planning
  • Work closely with Manufacturing, R&D, Accounts to ensure the effectiveness of the business
  • Review and monitor overall inventory and safety stock levels
  • Analyze and present data figures/statistics on procurement, planning and material topics
  • Continuously provide input and feedback to improve current purchasing processes and procedures
  • Collaborate with the London Purchasing Team and work closely to forecast, schedule and set up buffer stock agreements when required
  • Ensure H&S standards are adhered to at all the times within purchasing activities
  • Other ad-hoc duties as and when required

About you:

  • Previous and proven experience in procurement within the electronics & manufacturing industry is required
  • Knowledge/background of electrical & electronics engineering will be desirable but not required
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills are a must
  • Ability to work cross functionally within Manufacturing, R&D, Commercial functions, and Suppliers
  • Commercially and financially minded
  • Results orientated, driven to achieve goals and targets
  • Strong attention to detail and high levels of accuracy are required
  • A true and natural leader, with a passion to coach/influence others
  • Analytical and numerically astute with strong proven problem-solving skills
  • Tech Savvy
  • Able to multi-task with the numerous projects running at the same time
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Self-motivated, proactive, with a desire to continuously drive improvements
  • Be self-motivated, hardworking, and proactively looking to drive the category forward
  • Work with the utmost honesty and integrity, and build positive and effective relationships within the Company, and externally with our Customers/Suppliers.
  • Expectational written and verbal communication skills, be able to communicate effectively

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