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  • Job reference: 927390
  • Location: West Lothian
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Buyers, Supply Chain and Procurement
  • Date posted: 03/09/2019

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a buyer to work with a leading, global manufacturer based in West Lothian.

Key Responsibilities

  • Processing new vendor forms and amendments
  • Preparing draft contracts for review
  • Maintaining the master contract files
  • Supporting storeman with queries and supplier reviews
  • Running stock reports and arranging orders
  • Identifying areas for cost reduction
  • Identifying sources for required goods or services from current vendors or finding new ones
  • Preparing tenders and assessing quotes
  • Negotiating prices and payment terms
  • Ensuring all internal procedures are being followed
  • Inputting requisitions for non inventory items
  • Maintaining purchase order and actioning amendments

Knowledge & Experience

  • Experience within manufacturing and/or engineering background.
  • Solid procurement experience with goods and services
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.
  • A successful track record of effective communications within and across internal functional groups, various management levels and suppliers in an international environment.
  • Highly developed customer focus to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with internal customers and suppliers.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated organisational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Highly developed computer skills with experience in using the Microsoft Office Suite of products
  • Must understand problems and recognise areas for improvement then be able to communicate solutions to a range of stakeholders.
  • Commercial awareness and an understanding of business.
  • A good level of information technology literacy is essential to enable reports and other documentation to be produced.
  • Will need to show evidence of the ability to:
    • organise;
    • stimulate and manage change;
    • motivate staff at all levels;
    • communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
    • manage projects;
    • establish effective networks within the company and with external organisations.

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.