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Assistant Buyer

Location: ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 30,000-35,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, inc Benefits
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 3
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: X3-322941

Opportunity to join a successful manufacturing SME business located in the Abingdon area.  Salary is negotiable depending on experience and the business offers an excellent benefits package including generous pension scheme (up to 8% matching), private medical, flexi-time and 25 days holiday + bank holidays. 

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, your responsibilities will include:

Sourcing and buying of quality components and materials used in product manufacture, and also supporting with indirect spend categories such as haulage, cleaning, utilities etc.; directly managing small spend suppliers

Carrying out regular supplier visits to maintain standards and resolve supplier issues

Assisting in risk mitigation plans based on supplier performance and commercial risk measurements

Ensuring supply agreements are in place for approved key suppliers.

Liaising with both internal and external customers in order to maintain agreed quality standards and delivery dates.

Assisting with resolution of quality and delivery issues relating to goods received

Driving continuous improvement initiatives

Supporting cost reduction and productivity programmes

Engaging with new suppliers, managing the transition and implementation from RFQ stage through to delivery

The successful candidate will already have relevant procurement experience, ideally gained in a manufacturing environment.  Previous experience of using an ERP system also preferred.  CIPS qualification would be useful, but not essential.

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