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Date advertised: 15/05/2019
Closing date: 31/05/2019

Location: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive plus benefits

This is a fantastic opportunity for a buyer with experience of working within a fast-paced engineering environment to take the next step in their career. We are looking for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join our business.

Reporting to the Senior Buyer this role is responsible for providing a professional supply chain support function to the business, focussed primarily within Retrofit. This role manages all aspects of supply chain within the supplier base. Responsible for supporting project teams in relation to procurement activities.  You will also have the responsibility for sourcing new and existing parts, sourcing and onboarding suppliers, negotiations of terms and conditions including payment terms, benefits and pricing with new and existing suppliers.  You must ensure consistent and traceable processes are utilised and developed to enable strategic goals.


• Placement of purchase orders under direction from the Senior Buyer
• Scheduling of supplier deliveries to ensure right parts are available at the right time to support build
• Delivering cost savings with an uncompromising wish to deliver best total cost for the business
• Analysis and reporting of Supply Chain data and the maintenance of KPI’s to include Supplier delivery performance, Supplier Quality performance, Supplier cost variances, and inventory tracking
• The maintenance of the supplier part/cost database
• The issuing of drawings for new production parts to suppliers and the updating of prices in IFS
• Maintenance of the approved supplier database
• Updating the records of supplier accreditation certificates
• Price updates in IFS to include AAF and platinum price updates in IFS
• Creation and maintenance of NDA database
• PPAP paperwork
• Addressing invoice queries due to price differences and arranging credits where they are due
• General duties to include typing of visit reports, audit reports, meeting minutes etc
• Any other duties deemed necessary

As our employee you will ensure that all environmental, health and safety requirements are met.  These include:

• Comply with Health & Safety policy and standards
• Take personal accountability for your own safety at work
• Take reasonable care for your colleagues’ health and safety
• Identify and report hazards, incidents and accidents
• Keep work areas clean and tidy

Use all equipment in a safe manner, observing the duty not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health and safety.

You must also ensure all customer requirements for this job role are met.

Person Specification:

Education, Qualifications and Experience:

• Experience in a similar role
• A good level of education
• Experience of using business systems (IFS or a similar MRP system)
• Computer literate (Microsoft Office/Outlook)
• Articulate with excellent communication skills
• Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
• Experienced in preparing presentations and reports
• Experience of working within a busy environment with changing priorities
• MCIPS (desirable)

Personal Qualities:

•   Tenacious and diligent
•   Ability to respond to growth and change in line with business strategy
•   Confident and able to communicate on all levels both internal and external
•   Strong interpersonal skills
•   Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
•   A good sense of humour
•   Strong negotiation skills and proven experience
•   The ability and perspective to prioritise and manage several different tasks at once
•   Uncompromising alignment to the business tasks and objectives
•   Confident, self-motivated, enthusiastic, conscientious and reliable
•   Willingness and ability to travel (may be short notice at times)

In line with GDPR regulations, by applying for this role, you consent for Eminox Ltd to hold your personal data in relation to the job application you have applied for. This information will be shared between HR and the Recruiting Manager. If you are successful in the role, your information will be stored on our HR database/personnel files/payroll. If you are unsuccessful in the role, your details will be held for a period of 12 months in the recruitment folder and then destroyed.

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