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  • Job reference: RMS0205917

Buyer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 01/02/2019
  • Duration: 4 months+
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The Role:
Responsibilities

Execute all supply chain management and procurement activities in accordance with the supply chain management procedures
Assist the Tendering Department on an as and when required basis with regards to tendering activities
Obtain and/or negotiate final prices, deliveries, commercial terms and conditions with suppliers once compliant technical and commercial bids are available
Prepare price comparison tables (or similar) along with, as appropriate, a total cost overview (identifying and comparing foreign exchange rate influences, transportation costs, NPV calculation on different payment terms, etc)
Prepare and release purchase orders in SAP after obtaining relevant approvals in SAP as per the local Division levels of authority protocols.
Obtaining timely order acknowledgement from the suppliers; and the subsequent reviewing of these documents for compliance to the terms of the purchase order.
Managing the purchase order, ie administration of invoices (assist in the resolution of any invoice query) undertaking the routine and timely expediting of all materials/services and documentation as required by the project delivery team, notification of vendor when in breach of contract (delay, etc), preparing and negotiating claims. Allied with the issuing of progress reports to reflect these activities.)
Identify potential new suppliers.
Liaising between suppliers and relevant internal departments.
Establish discount/ rebate structures with suppliers
Inputting cost reductions achieved on the purchases made
Assisting in the collation of KPI data and checking costs, quality and levels of service.
Producing reports and statistics
Provide administration support to the supply chain management team as and when the need arises.
Monitor compliance to health and safety as well as business ethics within operational work, contracts and negotiations.
To regularly review the open purchase orders

The Company:
Our client is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. They operate in around 100 countries employing over 145,000 people.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
SAP knowledge
Experience in a project environment.
Experience in a supply chain function.
Team player.
Knowledge in computer applications e.g. SAP, MS office suite, etc.
Self motivated and self starter.
Process oriented.
Good communication skills.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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