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16 jobs

£35000 - £37000

 

Materials Planner

Bideford upon Avon

£35,000 - £37,000 & 5%

 

PURPOSE

 

To create and manage material PO’s to ensure adequate piece parts to fulfil the production plan.

Manage supplier relationships, agree areas and actions for improvements in OTIF schedule adherence.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Review MRP output and create and transmit PO’s to suppliers.
  • Generate forecast schedules from IFS and send to suppliers.
  • Update IFS with confirmed promised delivery dates received from suppliers.
  • Expedite supplier PO acknowledgments.
  • Establish PO’s that are past due and expedite as required
  • Inform Production Planners of delivery shortfalls.
  • Manage Supplier On-Time Delivery, working with Suppliers and Logistics Providers
  • Manage supplier related data within IFS ensuring accuracy and timely update.
  • Organize outbound and inbound transportation as required.
  • Create Distribution Order and Delivery Note etc. for receipt of material into DCs
  • Actively seek solutions to supply/supplier difficulties before informing Procurement
  • of any issues that cannot be resolved.
  • Tactical Supplier relationship Management (e.g., L/T, Lot size, Kanban, Regular communication)
  • Supplier Management including price negotiation based on spend parameters set
  • Regular Issuance of Forecasts to Suppliers
  • Ensure revised specifications and drawings are issued to Suppliers in a timely manner
  • Create and distribute reports relating to the production schedule as required.
  • Advise on any inconsistencies/inefficiencies within MRP master data as appropriate.
  • Seek ways to improve current processes on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure that you as an associate meet the requirements regarding Quality and GMP issues as detailed in the Company Quality Policy.
  • Other duties as required.

 

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Previous experience within a Materials Planning environment.
  • Strong analytical and numerate skills required.
  • Competent with MS office applications and operating with ERP systems
  • Effective communication and influencing skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with manufacturing, demand and material planning.
  • Understanding of Export Documentation & Requirements

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • 3 Years of Material Planning experience.
  • Good level of education.
  • Able to work reasonable overtime if required
  • A qualification in Production Inventory Management (e.g. APICS CPIM), Purchasing (e.g. CIPS) or other relevant qualification or willing to work towards, is desirable
  • Ability to work within a multifunctional team and be a fully supporting member of that team.
  • The ability to prioritise your day and able to work under pressure when required

 

 

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Sam Clarkson

£28000 - £32000

Indirect Buyer

Redditch

£28,000 - £32,000

 

Purpose:

To manage indirect sourcing for the company, including ORM (Operations Resource Management) equipment and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Operations) materials and equipment needs.

 

Duties

  1. a) Negotiate competitive supply arrangements in line with the company's strategies for Indirect spend.
  2. b) Lead/contribute to cost reduction projects.
  3. c) Negotiate competitive supply arrangements in line with the company's strategies for Indirect spend.
  4. d) Set/renew contracts and negotiate competitive supply arrangements and costs in line with the company's strategies for identified Business projects with service providers.
  5. e) Identify new suppliers and provide analysis of supplier capabilities. Preparation of a quarterly Market Intelligence report for the business which will involve undertaking research and information gathering.
  6. f) Monitoring of NDA's (Non-Disclosure Agreements), Terms and Conditions and Contracts.
  7. g) Communicate any commercial claims with Suppliers.
  8. h) Update Quarterly Purchasing/ Business Report in conjunction with Sourcing Manager.
  9. i) Preparation of spend report on Monthly, Quarterly and Annual basis.
  10. j) Develop best practice, ways of working and reporting tools.
  11. k) Support Supply Chain Team as/when required.

Always present a professional image of oneself, the department and the company

 

Responsibilities

  1. a) Ensure that you understand and comply with Health and Safety at Work regulations through training and communication.
  2. b) To continually comply with the company hygiene requirements and Good Manufacturing procedures as set out by management.
  3. c) To work in line with the company's Quality System.
  4. d) To assess, evaluate and continually improve the process and indirect spend.

 

  1. Relationships and Required Skills
  2. a) Must have experience in a similar role within an FMCG environment
  3. b) You must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with both internal and external key stakeholders.
  4. c) Be able to prioritise and organise workload whilst working to tight deadlines.
  5. d) Able to deal with challenging situations
  6. e) Have high intention to detail.
  7. f) Be a team player
  8. g) A competent user of Microsoft Excel
  9. h) Communication channels must be developed and improved across all levels of the business.

 

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Sam Clarkson

£30000 - £32000

Buyer
£30,000 - £32,000
Redditch

Responsible for sourcing and managing a portfolio of suppliers and negotiating contracts in accordance with the Company's needs in terms of price, quality and delivery. Achieve and Monitor annual savings in line with budget targets.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Principal duties and responsibilities:

•To source and identify best supplier for commodity range
•To negotiate contracts with suppliers for direct and indirect material: price, batch, delivery condition, warranty condition, consignment stock and tooling
•To liaise with Engineering Design Department and manage supplier selection for new product introduction and place orders for sample and tooling.
•To create annual savings plan in line with Group Purchasing Targets
•To achieve / monitor actual savings achieved in line with budget targets and report updates to Corporate Purchasing team as necessary.
•Work and liaise with the Corporate Strategic Sourcing team.
•To support Operational purchasing team in lead times negotiations if required to fulfil specific customer requirements.
•To update SAP supplier information records and source lists for any new change of supply
•Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably required within the scope of the role.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION

Proficiency in Mathematics and English Language

Proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Office Systems (Excel and Access)

Engineering component buying/Sourcing experience

CIPS Certification or equivalent purchasing module (DESIRABLE)

Experience

Proven ability to negotiate contracts with suppliers

Proven ability to build strong relationships with suppliers

Demonstrative proactive approach and initiative in problem solving

Ability to communicate and interface diplomatically and effectively with all levels of the organisation, external suppliers etc

Logistics & Supply Chain Workforce are responsible for placing thousands of dedicated professionals out to work across the Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Job categories include; Food Production, Food Processing, Warehouse, distribution and Planning. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.

 

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£24000 - £30000

Trainee Buyer

£24,000 - £30000

This role would be suitable for someone that had 12 months plus experience within the Purchasing environment or an Assistant Buyer looking to gain training within a fantastic company

 

Key role responsibilities

 

  • Managing the day-to-day project procurement of materials from existing agreements

 

  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with external suppliers

 

  • Developing and managing negotiations of terms with suppliers

 

  • Effectively dealing with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials

 

  • To monitor performance, quality, prices, and development of all suppliers

 

  • Ensuring compliance with health, safety and environment requirements of materials and services

 

  • Proactively preparing for quotations and proposals

 

  • Regularly attend team meetings and site visits to ensure the site team have the procurement support required and support them

 

  • Effectively communicating project requirements to the supply chain through a variety of communication channels

 

  • Preparing and maintaining cost reports to maximise efficiency within the company

 

  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products

 

  • Liaising closely with the Head Buyer at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided

 

  • Assessing and advising on commercial risk

 

  • Liaising regularly with Site Agents and Surveyors to ensure all material deliveries are timely and accurate

 

  • Managing purchase orders and invoice issues, following them through with resolution

 

What we expect from you

 

  • Experience in groundworks or civil engineering in a buyer role

 

  • Experience in successfully sourcing materials for groundworks sites

 

  • Excellent knowledge of aggregates, asphaly, concrete and drainage purchasing

 

  • Demonstrates and role models a positive attitude and teamwork abilities, to motivate the ledger team

 

  • Accurate, organised and passionate with high attention to detail and pride shown in their role

 

  • Diligent with the ability to prioritise and display proactiveness in looking for alternative, more efficient solutions

 

  • Able to work collaboratively and flexibly when supporting others and has confidence in their approach to communication, across all levels

 

  • Is professional and works hard to get the job done, prepared to go the extra mile

 

 

 

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Sam Clarkson

£22000 - £33000

Buyer

Gloucester

Schedule: Monday to Friday. 0830 - 1700

Salary: 22,000, Up to £33,000, dependant on experience

 

The Opportunity:

 

Reporting to the Managing Director, we are looking for an ambitious and tenacious buyer to join our established commercial team. As part of this team, you will be responsible for buying scrap aluminium and general raw materials for our aluminium ingot production. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, well-established, and profitable business. We use a successful commercial platform and full training will be provided to enable the candidate to fully understand material types and buying processes, coupled with the opportunity for up-skilling and career development.

 

The Business:

 

Originally established over 60 years ago , based in Gloucester is a highly respected manufacturer of high-grade aluminium casting alloys, master alloys and grain refining products all in accordance with internationally recognised specifications. They have an international customer base and are widely regarded as an important global metal's trader.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • To support and develop the management/ purchasing of scrap aluminium and other general raw materials required for our own production.

 

  • Purchase raw materials to the required price and against production demand.

 

  • Manage suppliers and deliveries to ensure that the flow of raw materials for production requirements are timely and not interrupted.

 

  • Review usage levels of raw materials to optimise stock levels, ensuring the re-order quantity and frequency of delivery provides the best economic result.

 

  • Provide support to the commercial team to develop and source relevant products not widely available from preferred suppliers. Ensure these materials are ordered clearly to required/ approved specification as and when requested by the business.

 

  • Visiting suppliers' businesses and factories to develop relationships

 

Skills and Experience:

 

  • Proven general supply chain experience (desired)

 

  • Full UK driving licence (Required)

 

  • Face to face customer experience

 

  • High level numeracy skills

 

  • Excellent skills in Excel

 

  • Highly organised

 

  • Willing to travel around the UK

 

  • Personable character

 

 

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Sam Clarkson

£22000 - £30000

£Negotiable
Monday to Friday - 8:45 to 5pm
We are currently recruiting for an Export Operator to join our clients airfreight team. The individual will be responsible for providing a comprehensive customer support service within the Airfreight department.
Follow strict and time sensitive SOP's/KPI's to ensure compliance
*Work closely with internal and external customers
*Invoicing and job costing
*Good knowledge of export customs entries
*Regular customer communication
*Ensure all reports including internal and customer specific are completed within the deadline
*Resolve queries from customers and suppliers
*Operate within companies QA system
*Any other tasks as directed by their line manager
*To carry out all department activities in accordance with industry best practice, ISO, standard operating procedures, regulatory compliance and H & S..
*To have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel.
*To maintain folders and files within the operating system to ensure data collaboration is available.
*To complete all daily work schedules in line with approved department procedures and deadlines.
*To ensure that all Customs policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.
*To ensure that instructions from your line manager/supervisor are carried out effectively and efficiently in the interest of the business at all times.
Desired Skills and Experience
PERSON PROFILE
Technical experience:
*Ideally a minimum of 3 years Export experience
*Knowledge of multi-modal Export processes
*IATA airway bills.
*Customs knowledge
*High level of customer service skills
Required Behavioural Competencies:
*Problem solving skills
*Procedure and SOP writing skills
*Proactive approach to understand pitfalls and service limitations
*Customer service driven
*Profitability and result-oriented and always looking for improvement in our business processes
*Team oriented*
Well organised
*Quality focus
*Knowledge of Customs Tariff and Procedures
*Financial Awareness
*Key Account Procedure Knowledge
*Negotiation Skills
*Willingness to work flexible hours as the business requires
*Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
*Effective written and verbal communication skills
*Ability to take responsibility for own workload
*Ability to work in a fast paced environment with variable requests being made
*Self-motivated and enthusiastic approach to work at all levels
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a good level of experience minimum 5 years in International Freight Forwarding operations, of handling all aspects Shipping Documentation

 

WorkForce Office are responsible for filling hundreds of temporary, temp-to-perm and permanent vacancies across the West Midlands. We operate from several prime locations in the area, and are likely to have an office right near you. Our team offer a unique service tailored to match your precise needs, and can assist you with the following job categories; Clerical and Administration, Call Centre, Customer Services, Sales and Business Development, Secretarial and PA, Professional and Management. We are always on the lookout for the very best talent, so if you know anyone, refer them to our professional and friendly team who will be more than happy to help.
 

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Sam Clarkson

£35000 - £45000

Buyer
£35,000 - £45,000
Worcester

JOB SUMMARY
To procure materials, parts and services for field erected and factory assembled towers, warranty and spares. To track and expedite all materials for the UK factory assembled product and to process financial invoices/sales orders/costing issues.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Purchasing all UK specified materials for field erected projects
• Purchasing materials for warranty, aftermarket and factory assembled projects
• Tracking and reporting on incoming parts relating to the build schedule and forecast
• Highlighting any issues or potential problems with UK purchased parts at the weekly Supply chain outlook meeting
• Processing orders on QTC and SAP systems
• Booking in orders for labour/services and all materials that do not deliver directly to the Worcester plant
• Running the exception report in SAP to capture unwanted purchases
• Creating and monitoring shortage reports for all parts
• Arranging transport for the collection of materials from Europe, Asia and the USA
• Managing the delivery of stock from offsite storage locations to the Worcester plant and co-ordinating the transport of materials to and from local suppliers
• Physically counting stock, inputting counts and rectifying stock issues and variances as part of annual stock take
• Identifying any rectifying issues with customer sales orders to ensure invoices can be raised for work carried out by SPX
• Identifying and implementing process improvements.
• Logging supplier issues and errors in the ETQ continuous improvement system and attending supplier performance meetings
• Carrying out month/year end activities including audits, system housekeeping, GRIR and PO reversals
• Support Training new starters on the procurement functions of the SAP system
• Run Strategic Sourcing projects to reduce cost and improve supplier base
• Work with vendors to assure necessary quality and OTD metrics

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES


• In depth knowledge of the SAP system, specifically the procurement and materials management functions
• Good understanding of Supply chain management and international logistics
• Extensive experience in building supplier relationships and managing vendors effectively
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely via a range of modern media and face to face
• Excellent time management
• Able to manage a high work load and identify and prioritise the most important tasks
• Can delegate tasks effectively
• Able to work to deadlines on large projects
• Strong planning skills
• Able to negotiate prices and lead times with suppliers

 


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Required Education / Experience
• Educated to degree level
• Experience in supply chain
• Experience of the SAP ERP system

 

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Sam Clarkson

£40000 - £55000

Senior Buyer

£40,000 - £55,000

 

Reporting directly into the Head Buyer, this role is responsible for providing purchasing and material support within the company, sourcing the most cost-effective materials to meet the site requirements. The successful candidate will have excellent negotiation skills and interpersonal skills to build relationships internally and manage supplier relationships.

 

Key role responsibilities

 

  • Managing the day-to-day project procurement of materials from existing agreements

 

  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with external suppliers

 

  • Developing and managing negotiations of terms with suppliers

 

  • Effectively dealing with challenges with suppliers and the flow of materials

 

  • To monitor performance, quality, prices, and development of all suppliers

 

  • Ensuring compliance with health, safety and environment requirements of materials and services

 

  • Proactively preparing for quotations and proposals

 

  • Regularly attend team meetings and site visits to ensure the site team have the procurement support required and support them

 

  • Effectively communicating project requirements to the supply chain through a variety of communication channels

 

  • Preparing and maintaining cost reports to maximise efficiency within the company

 

  • Identifying potential suppliers and new products

 

  • Liaising closely with the Head Buyer at the tendering stage to ensure that an accurate project cost is provided

 

  • Assessing and advising on commercial risk

 

  • Liaising regularly with Site Agents and Surveyors to ensure all material deliveries are timely and accurate

 

  • Managing purchase orders and invoice issues, following them through with resolution

 

What we expect from you

 

  • Experience in groundworks or civil engineering in a buyer role

 

  • Experience in successfully sourcing materials for groundworks sites

 

  • Excellent knowledge of aggregates, asphaly, concrete and drainage purchasing

 

  • Demonstrates and role models a positive attitude and teamwork abilities, to motivate the ledger team

 

  • Accurate, organised and passionate with high attention to detail and pride shown in their role

 

  • Diligent with the ability to prioritise and display proactiveness in looking for alternative, more efficient solutions

 

  • Able to work collaboratively and flexibly when supporting others and has confidence in their approach to communication, across all levels

 

  • Is professional and works hard to get the job done, prepared to go the extra mile

 

 

 

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Sam Clarkson

£30000 - £40000

Engineering Technical Purchaser

Position -  Technical Buyer
Location - Willenhall
Salary – dependent on experience

The Background and Role

An innovative organisation in a specialist defence related industry is looking for a multi-skilled Technical Buyer to join their team.

The Person

The successful candidate will have experience in working in a project based mechanical engineering environment with a detailed knowledge of technical procurement. You need to be familiar with both electrical and mechanical engineering processes and will possess a relevant qualification (ONC/D).  You will be required to support both the M & E development demands of the company in a quick and efficient manner to ensure our customers’ tight timescales are met.

Primary Job Function;

Use key skills in technical procurement to support company projects and financial objectives.

Key Skills;

  • Excellent experience in a technical procurement role (project based) and able to demonstrate that you can balance quality, delivery and cost.
  • Experience in either ERP or MRP systems and their use in the procurement process. Also working with a master list of parts and part lists.
  • Experience in supplier selection and development.
  • A broad understanding of mechanical and electrical processes
  • Proven ability to operate in a self-directed environment
  • Control of stock levels.
  • Preferable experience of working in engineering company where they have been responsible for sourcing and selecting suppliers, placing and progressing the orders, control the goods inwards process and finally control the stock levels
  • Awareness of and know how to calculate, reorder point, economic order quantity, minimum stock point etc.

 

Desirable Skills;

Experience in small batch manufacturing.

Knowledge of design software

Knowledge of electro-pneumatic equipment

Experience of working in a small team environment.

 

Experience:

Preferably 5 years in engineering manufacturing environment.

 

Education.

Relevant purchasing/procurement qualification to minimum ONC/D level

Must be a UK national and will need to pass security vetting upon employment.

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