|Location: Rochester, Kent||Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits Package|
|Sector: Engineering, Defence||Specialism:|
|Type: Permanent||Contact: Ian Cowx|
£24,000 - £28,000 + Benefits
Are you an experienced Buyer looking for a challenging and diverse buying role within an innovative Global business?
Would you like to be part of a professional team recognised for its success?
If so we have an exciting opportunity for a proactive and well-organised Buyer.
In this varied role where you will be both procurement and project facing; buying a diverse range of products from small components to high value subcontract items.
Maintaining effective relationships with suppliers, internal project teams and functions to ensure the timely receipt of material to meet the requirements of the business.
Receiving requisitions and demands, negotiate with suppliers, and process Purchase Orders and Purchase Order amendments in accordance with Procurement processes and procedures, and the requirements of the business.
Understanding the budget requirements for the Purchase Orders they are responsible for, and to support achievement of these requirements through effective negotiation with their supplier.
Obtaining and communicating progress updates from suppliers in an effective manner, and be capable of resolving issues in a satisfactory manner.
Understanding when to escalate more critical issues to senior members of staff.
Maintaining Supplier open order books and ensure that correct and current data is maintained in the Oracle ERP system.
Processing supplier returns, ensuring these are actioned in a timely manner.
Understanding and supporting the implementation of corporate Procurement processes and initiatives as appropriate to their area of responsibility
Supporting other members of the Procurement Team as required in their daily responsibilities.
Experience within a procurement or similar commercial function
Excellent communication skills
Works well in a team environment
Good level of computer literacy
HNC/HND in Business Studies
MCIPS/Degree level or equivalent qualification - MCIPS study support available - would be desirable