Buyer - 6 month contract.
Job DescriptionThe jobholder will be personally responsible for ensuring continued supplier performance (on time delivery, cost and quality) within their portfolio of suppliers. The day to day activities will include: * Raising purchase orders through various methods and channels. * Reacting to MRP system messages to expedite, defer or cancel open order lines. * Issuing RFQs, drawing releases, analysing quotes and setting up new part replenishment profile. * Resolve issues relating to accuracy of deliveries, quality rejects, invoice queries, overdue orders and production shortages. * Identifying savings opportunities through benchmarking, value engineering & optimising replenishment methods. * Working with Engineering to manage obsolete and replacement parts. Raising temporary permits (concessions) and engineering changes. * Developing relationships with suppliers so important requests are handled with the necessary level of urgency. * Conducting business review meetings over the phone and face to face in Clevedon or at supplier sites. * Represent purchasing in internal cross functional project meetings providing status updates relating to all the above activities. * Support senior buyers and purchasing managers with large volume supplier accounts by implementing system changes following strategic guidance. * Maintain document records, track personal performance against operational metrics and contribute to departmental reporting. You will have: * Strong negotiation skills * Good interpersonal and team working skills * Proven track record of hitting savings/delivery targets * Flexible and capable of working in a complex environment * Capable of interfacing professionally with internal customers and suppliers * Resourceful, self motivated and confident with working on own initiative Qualifications and experience: * CIPS level 4 or equivalent qualification or equivalent through experience * Min 2-3 years experience in Procurement * Ex...