Location: Ely

Salary: Negotiable

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am- 16:30 (37.5 hours per week)

We are looking for a pro-active Buyer to join a global organisation based in Ely.

As a Buyer, you will need to be dynamic, motivated, adaptable and an excellent communicator.

Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Negotiating prices with new and existing suppliers
  • Support supplier selection process when required
  • Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers
  • Generate daily reports to support production management and progressing to support inventory/production requirements
  • Manage flow of materials from MRP to ensure Purchase Orders are placed within the supply chain in an efficient way
  • To identify and implement continuous improvement opportunities
  • To identify and procure non MRP based products to support other departments
  • Manage & renegotiate supply agreements within the supply chain
  • Check and authorise designated invoices for stock, packaging items
  • Regularly review and maintain key data within Axapta
  • Take ownership & manage the vendors – must conduct regular face to face meetings, quarterly business reviews to ensure a strong relationship is held within the supply chain
  • Manage & resolve non-conformance within the supply chain
  • Management of live Purchase Order – Apply high focus on OTD to ensure supplier delivery performance is consistently achieved
  • Support new product changes & developments that transition into the department and impact the supply chain

Candidate Requirements

  • Significant experience as a Purchasing professional & ideally within a manufacturing background
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both strong written and verbal
  • Computer literate with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Numerate
  • Organised, efficient and takes initiative
  • Strong team player
  • Past experience of LEAN / 5S / Kaizen or Six Sigma initiatives would be great
  • Experience using ERP / Supply Chain software (MS Axapta would be desirable)

Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd. are acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy.

Job details

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Cambridgeshire Ely
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Permanent |
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Full Time
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Want more information?

Please call Hayley Murfitt on 01353 667005 or email

Neaves & Neat Employment Services Ltd. are acting as an Employment Agency for this Permanent vacancy.