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    Assistant Buyer

  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance
  • Location: Chorley, Lancashire
  • Salary: Up to £13.85 per hour
  • Date posted: 03/07/2019
  • Job reference: 40410_1562142760

My client based in Chorley is looking for a Buyer to assist in the Purchasing department for a 6 months contract.

Ideally you will have previous experience in a purchasing role with experience negotiating with suppliers and is familiar the the processes involved.

Job Purpose: To work in conjunction with the Director of Supply Chain & Procurement to:

Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

Continually develop the supply base.

Provide support to internal & external stakeholders.

Key values - Attributes & behaviours expected

Openness & honesty

Customer Focused

Communicate accurately, timely & factually

HS&E culture

People focused - supportive & self disciplined

Right first time attitude

Key tasks & Accountabilities

To assist in the day/day purchasing for the site, involving data requisition database, supplier liaison, raising of orders through capture of data information.

Resolution of invoice queries.

Investigate & assist in the resolution of supplier non-conformance's.

Ensure non-chargeable costs are kept to a minimum across the site.

Compliance to agreed authority limits.

Benchmarking of supplier pricing is carried out ensuring all supplier price increases are challenged & negated where ever possible.

Identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyse the impact of price changes for goods and services. Continually strive in driving down costs through the effective purchasing of site materials & services to achieve agreed cost reduction programmes & objectives.

Support the Technical team to ensure TDS & MSDS sheets are up to date & accessible.

Work with the Technical & Production teams to deliver new products to the business ensuring we have alternative sources to products/suppliers.

Negotiate directly with vendors to get the best possible pricing and payment options.

Keep a log of all raw material samples received along with technical data passed through and review accordingly with the Technical department.

Report monthly, or as required departmental information necessary to the Purchasing Manager.

Attend and participate in production and technical meetings as requested.

Obtain monthly/quarterly market price information on designated raw materials to assist in the delivery of our Strategic Purchasing Strategy, monitoring/reporting any trends.

Ensure any price amendments are reported accordingly and updated on the raw material standard pricing sheet.

Build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance. Conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance.

Assistance in the management of the inventory. Ensuring effective receipting of purchased materials and services and keep detailed records of purchases and stocks. Carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments.

This is a superb company to work for, just based of the M61, free parking and a happy friendly environment.

This is a full time position working Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm with an hour unpaid lunch.

Paying £13.85/hr

Clayton Group is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.