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Buyer (12 month FTC)

  • Job reference: 919920
  • Location: Dumfries & Galloway
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Office & Commercial, Purchasing
  • Date posted: 31/05/2018

This is an exciting opportunity for a Buyer that is passionate about achieving personal objectives, organizational profitability and superb Customer Service. (This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract). You will have demonstrable experience managing inventory and the wider supply chain with expert product knowledge within a fast moving industry. You will be self-motivated and a confident decision maker and a problem solver who proactively seeks to identify process improvements and cost savings initiatives.

A thorough knowledge of supply chain processes is required with a comprehensive understanding of ERP systems. Intermediate to Advanced User status of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint and Word. Knowledge of Microsoft Access would be considered an advantage

Key Responsibilities include;

  • Maintaining Fill Rates by ensuring timely and effective stock replenishment.
  • Successfully achieve Inventory turns at or above agreed level by managing overstocked and unneeded inventory by developing both internal and external relationships
  • Manage the placement and rescheduling of purchase orders to maintain supplies
  • Constantly review and develop Order parameters controlling purchase order generation
  • Resolve fill rate issues on a timely basis, understand the cause and take corrective action.
  • Take responsibility for Product Recall to ensure that customer service is maintained
  • Ensure that supplier details and product price information is accurately maintained on the appropriate system
  • Manage customer back orders by working in conjunction with Purchasing Assistants to correct supply chain on advance notification of a potential issue, continuing the resolution if the product does back order. At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer service.
  • Ensure that all relevant supplier details and product price information is accurately maintained on the appropriate system.
  • Ensure Freight Costs are managed to optimize costs for the Supply Chain, working to best practice guidelines as defined by the department lead
  • Control inventory levels through focused activity on new item management, overstock management and maintenance to ensure inventory accuracy levels are attained and working capital maximised
  • Work with the Operations Team to ensure smooth delivery of product to shelf and timely resolution of queries
  • Constantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply Chain
  • Develop Supplier Relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performance
  • Develop internal relationships, influencing key internal customers to promote professional purchasing principals across the business by way of timely communication and problem resolution
  • Progress and achieve set objectives as defined by the Department Head on an annual basis
  • Participate in special projects and perform other duties as required


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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.