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Posted: 30 days ago   Expires in: 28 days

Buyer

Salary: £42,000

Location: Cambridge

Job type: Contract

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The main duties of the role are as follows:- * Support the Supply Chain Manager * Performs routine day-to-day activities associated with the products and services administering and expediting purchase orders * Managing MRP requirements to satisfy production schedules and implementation of appropriate recovery plans. Shortage reporting and resolution * Receive Bills of Materials and carry out system checks on materials and services to be supplied to projects and shipping requirements. * Negotiate with suppliers obtaining best price and lead times, resolving any supply chain issues * Liaises with customers/ suppliers to respond to routine queries regarding contract and supply chain issues. * Provides input to project meetings to answer questions concerning contract/supply chain matters. * Monitoring and measuring process performance producing regular and accurate management information/reports as required. * Adheres to a range of standard procedures and precedents to solve problems which arise, with instruction direction and guidance available from others QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate will be considered to be an expert in their field and will provide guidance and support to colleagues. Hence candidates should possess the following:- * Ability to build supplier relationships and engage with suppliers * An effective communicator with a good understanding of techniques that drive Quality/cost improvement * Manufacturing procurement experience (including reading technical drawings, engineering background preferred) * Experience with Supplier KPI’s and performance management * Ability to draft standard letters and responses. * Proficient use of MS applications with good understanding of MRP and other planning systems * Good verbal and written communication and negotiation skills * ‘Lateral’ thinker – someone who can find solutions for problems and ‘think outside the box

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