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BUYER

Location: GILLINGHAM, KENT Salary: 30000.00 - 30000.00 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: 3318417
• Maintain Fill Rate for Stocked lines at or above set goal of 98+% by ensuring effective replenishment through consistent open order book management
• Manage customer back orders by working in conjunction with Purchasing Assistants to correct supply chain on advance notification of a potential issue, continuing the resolution if the product does back order. At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer service.
• Actively seek best pricing through negotiation, market awareness and price list management
• Negotiate and monitor vendor rebates to ensure correct accrual decisions are made and rebates maximised without compromising working capital
• Ensure that all relevant supplier details and product price information is accurately maintained on the appropriate system.
• Ensure Freight costs are managed to optimise costs for the supply chain, working to best practice guidelines as defined by the department lead
• Control inventory levels through focused activity on new item management, overstock management and ensure inventory accuracy levels are attained and working capital maximised

• Work with the Operations team to ensure smooth delivery of product to shelf and timely resolution of queries

• Constantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply Chain

• Develop supplier relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performance

• Develop internal relationships, influencing key internal customers to promote professional purchasing principals across the business ensuring timely communication and problem resolution.

• Progress and achieve set objectives as defined by the Department Head on a yearly basis

• Participate in special projects and perform other duties as required



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