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Buyer - Components

My Client, a leading Technology company is for a Buyer with experience in sourcing electrical components and sourcing in Asia and the Far East.

You’ll be expected to:          

  • Lead in the purchase and supply of procured goods and services
  • Use good procurement practises and commercial experience to achieve best commercial terms and product quality
  • Manage and build relationships with far east supply base
  • Co-ordinate international shipping from overseas suppliers
  • Manage and develop strong working relationships with supply base and internal stakeholders
  • Deal with post PO issues such as invoice and booking in queries
  • Own and manage technical query process between supplier and Kane engineers
  • Identify and assess new supply options for current and upcoming purchasing requirements
  • Where required provide support on strategic sourcing projects
  • Assist in supplier quality monitoring and KPI reporting
  • Effectively and efficiently manage MRP suggestions ensuring part availability and correct stock level

Please only apply if you have proven experience of:

  • Purchasing components, mouldings and other specified materials from far east sources
  • Using MRP software
  • Implementing best procurement methods and processes
  • Cost reduction experience using benchmarking, negotiation & or process improvement
  • Ability to think laterally to overcome short term supply issues
  • Excellent planning, communication & organisation skills
  • A good understanding of MRP and potential issues arising from its use
  • High level of PC literacy with familiarity of ERP systems

For further information please email or call +44 (0) 333 366 0839 quoting MB//7866.

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A Buyer is required to join our client, a market leading manufacturer in Hemel Hempstead. Permanent role paying £35-£40K, with benefits, including CIPS training. Office based 4 days p/w, 1 flexi day.

Our client design and manufacture bespoke solutions for major retail brands. Based within the Procurement team of the broader Supply Chain function, this offers an excellent opportunity for a Buyer to join a global, market leading organisation who can offer long term career development including CIPS training.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyse MRP requisitions, place purchase orders across all procurement categories.
  • Optimise levels of stockholding and inventory to minimise losses.
  • Collaborate with key suppliers, identify and report areas of concern and benchmark success
  • Build and maintain partnerships with the global supply chain team both overseas and in the UK
  • Ensure that inbound shipments from global suppliers meet SLA’s and KPI’s
  • Assist the Purchasing Manager by compiling and analysing RFQ
  • Maintain a close working relationship with Managers ensuring that all aspects of supply, inventory and policy are discussed and agreed.
  • Work closely to support customers, designers and engineers to source new products to remain at the forefront of industry innovation.
  • Represent the procurement department and company by attending meetings internally and externally
  • Support and participate in purchasing projects


Whom we are looking for:

  • Existing purchasing, procurement or buying career successes is essential.
  • Ideally your buying history will have been based within a manufacturing organisation
  • Understanding of warehouse, production and inventory processes is desirable.
  • Demonstrable evidence of buying, ideally from the Far East
  • Ability to utilise effective negotiation and persuasion skills is essential.
  • IT literate with a good working knowledge of Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Knowledge and experience of working and developing MRP systems.
  • Ability to work within with stakeholders at all levels including suppliers and clients.
  • Eligible to work and remain in the UK on an indefinite basis
  • Overseas applicants and / or those requiring Visa sponsorship are not suitable.


What’s on offer:

Permanent role, Salary in the region of £35-£40k, pension, CIPS training.

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