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  • Job reference: 919905
  • Location: Dunfermline, Fife
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Buyers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 30/05/2018




Salary - competitive

Location - Dalgety Bay, Fife

Our client a successful manufacturing business is now seeking to appoint an experience Buyer to join the Purchasing Team.

Role Description

To ensure that the purchase of all supplies and services are managed in the most effective and efficient manner, which ensures that on-going costs and purchasing contracts are developed and maintained to deliver best value and cost savings wherever possible. To ensure that all purchasing contracts, service level agreements and supplier based relationships are robust and implement effective and efficient purchasing policies and procedures.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Successfully negotiate purchasing contracts, price and delivery to ensure optimal performance, costs and payment terms.
  • Assist with regular re-negotiations of terms of business/service agreements and performance evaluation with suppliers, taking corrective action as required.
  • Manage and continuously review the Purchase order system (MRP) to ensure it is accurate, up to date and consistently meets the requirements of the business.
  • Manage suppliers to ensure on-time delivery, quality, quantity, cost of material and supplies.
  • Manage deliveries against schedule and take appropriate action on late or mis-delivered stock in line with Inventory targets.
  • Assist production in maintaining inventory at planned levels.
  • Timely and effective communication of forecasts and Purchase orders.
  • Continually review the total acquisition value offered by existing suppliers and ensure the company's purchasing remains globally competitive.
  • Interfacing between engineering, production planning operation teams, finance and service.
  • Developing internal and external relationships.
  • Procuring a range of commodity items for specific projects.
  • Utilising contract management tools.
  • Management of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Person Specification

Critical personal skills expected for this role are:

  • To be a positive ambassador for the business
  • Handling sensitive issues with care and thoughtfulness
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude to new ideas and approaches
  • Able to work with others, communicating and building robust working relationships with other departments and people across the business
  • To support other members of the team
  • Actively participate in, and contribute to, team meetings, and to carry out agreed action points within the time frame set.
  • To handle confrontation when faced with conflict in a professional and calm manner.
  • Ensure work is focused upon the needs of the customer
  • Able to adapt working patterns and proactively engage flexibility and change
  • Able to accept ownership and accountability for the tasks assigned.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight schedules.
  • Strong organisational and administration skills.
  • Confident and assertive, professional attitude.
  • Accepts and supports change management.

Experience and Skill Set

  • Certificated to or studying towards CIPS Level 4 minimum.
  • Ability to set up and manage 'Purchasing Structure'
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management
  • Knowledge and experience of managing and implementing JIT systems
  • Stock Management and Raw Materials planning
  • Excellent understanding of efficient materials flow and best practice.
  • Experience in dealing with global suppliers.
  • High level of computer literacy to include MS Power point, word, excel and outlook.
  • Experience of buying within a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent commercial awareness skills with the ability to analyse and negotiate total acquisition cost.
  • Possess a proven track record of achieving cost saving targets/objectives and lead-time reductions.
  • Experience working within a fast paced procurement function.
  • MRP/ERP system experience.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
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.

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