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Purchasing Buying Support

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/12/2018
  • Duration: long term
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The Role:
Our client based in Stonehouse is looking for an experienced purchasing candidate

Duties will be to ensure that systems/processes necessary to deliver products to the marketplace are maintained and delivered effectively, efficiently, on-time, to specification and in a cost effective manner.
You will ensure that materials required for order execution is clearly aligned with sales / customers.
Collate information about urgent stock requirements from manufacturing and working with suppliers to resolve any gaps.
Daily reporting of urgent stock requirements and liaise with manufacturing to establish priorities.
Place purchase orders for direct material as per factory requirement.
Schedule deliveries with suppliers and keep all order dates up to date.
Resolve invoice issues with suppliers, i.e. pricing issues, delayed deliveries.
Deal direct with emerging market suppliers regarding pricing and minimum order quantities to meet needs.
Keep SAP system up to date with correct supplier information i.e Batch quantities, Pricing, Lead times.
Support weekly meetings with Production & quality departments to discuss problems within the factory and support resolution.
Support Material Controllers to establish inventory gaps to SAP reservation and formulate action plan required to mitigate unplanned shortages.
Support main stores on administration of non-conforming items in line with QA procedures.

The Company:
The client is a leader within the Automation and Control Systems field with operations in 100 countries worldwide. They specialise in providing integrated solutions to the Transmission and Distribution and Oil & Gas industry with projects offshore and overseas.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Good understanding of operational or planning processes.
Ability to read, analyse, and interpret production and demand data.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers and compare queries with inventory schedules open with suppliers.
Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner
SAP skills are essential in this role.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of Supply chain management or inventory planning.
Experience of open book progressing with suppliers

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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