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Job Ref:  204715982
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Theale
Post Code:  RG7
Salary:  £30000/annum +25 days holiday + bonus
30/09/2016 04:35
The role

Our clients is looking for a high quality individual capable of significantly developing the current level of operation to help with its ambitious growth plans.



1. Improve overall effectiveness of procurement and material management to service the needs of customers, suppliers and production.

2. To ensure that the following criteria are adhered to for all products procured by the Company:

a) Correct products are purchased as required.
b) Products are purchased at an acceptable cost.
c) Products are purchased in the correct quantity.
d) Products are ordered on time and delivered on time.
e) Devise new procedures/systems reflecting the changing requirements of the Company, to enhance the competitiveness of the Company.


1. Procurement

In conjunction with Senior Management of the Company:

a) Devising a procurement and material control strategy which reduces ?total cost of ownership?. This includes devising and implementing strategy/policy/procedures for determining place of manufacture (UK or Far East).
b) Negotiation of best prices. Reduction of material cost and other associated overheads. Report on savings made.
c) Select and monitor good reliable cost competitive suppliers and maintain approved suppliers list.
d) Improve systems and procedures for procurement and material control.
e) Oversee the daily running of the MRP and ensure materials are purchased in good time to meet customer and production requirements.
f) To provide cover for the Purchasing Controller when he is away i.e. enter sales orders and acknowledgements.

2. Purchase Order Processing/Suppliers Liaison

a) Manage the order process: placement of orders on suppliers: scheduling, stocking etc
b) Identify, monitor and report shortages. Progressing and chasing Suppliers to ensure deliveries on required times.
c) Reducing supplier lead times.
d) Updating confirmations and amendments from Suppliers. Measure, monitor and report on Suppliers.
e) Produce weekly report on Far Eastern orders.
f) Buy Price ? update and maintain.
g) Maintaining control on the frequency of shipment from Suppliers and fixing the times in the month. This will require regular updates and supplier interaction.
h) Minimise carriage costs.
i) Filing ? Purchase Orders, Confirmations and Amendments.
j) Arranging collection of goods from suppliers.
k) Develop supplier relationships.
l) Returns to Suppliers ? initiate, monitor and control to completion.
m) Negotiate advantageous payment terms from Suppliers.
n) Negotiate call off orders with Suppliers to take advantage of material prices.

3. Stock/Material Control

a) Create new part numbers, update and maintain existing part numbers.
b) Stock ? Control and regulate to optimise levels and to achieve 6 stock turns per year.
c) Minimise stock wastage and obsolescence.
d) Stock Discrepancy ? Investigate and resolve.

4. Sourcing

a) Identify appropriate suppliers.
b) Obtain component prices and lead times for new quotations in a timely manner.
c) Negotiate MOQs lead times and carriage costs.
d) Review Suppliers? quality, capability and performance.

5. Freight Forwarding

In conjunction with the Purchasing Controller

a) Ensuring that they receives optimum service from FF at competitive prices.
b) Investigate, locate and negotiate contracts with FF.
c) Interface with Suppliers & FF as required.

6. Quality

a) Produce monthly reports on Supplier performance, on time delivery, material rejects and
cost savings.
b) Action rejected components back to Suppliers for replacement or credit note.
c) Recording and progressing of all received materials that do not comply with specification.

7. Miscellaneous

a) Interact on Quality/reject/returns/quarantined materials etc.
b) Communicate information as required to Engineering and Production, Sales e.g. lead times,
MOQ cost increases.
c) Interact with management as required (Management meetings etc) ? to update with
achievements and failures.
d) Improve overall effectiveness of procurement and material management to service the
needs of customers, suppliers and colleagues.
e) Other tasks as may be required by the Company.


For more information please send your CV via the CV Library link and Phil will call you with more information or call Phil on (Apply online only)
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