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Stamford, Lincolnshire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£30,000 to £40,000
Job Type
1 Sep 2022

Are you frustrated in your current buyer / procurement role? Want more autonomy & responsibility to our purchasing function? Do you want a clear career path into a Senior Buying role & then to lead our procurement department in the medium term? We're a fast-paced manufacturing site based in Oakham, and we need your help to drive our purchasing department forwards. BASIC SALARY: Up to £40,000 dependent on your relevant experience BENEFITS: 4% matched pension scheme Cash back medical plan after probation 37-hour working week Flexible / remote working after probation 24 days holiday + bank holidays - rising with service External training and qualifications LOCATION: Oakham, Rutland COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Corby, Melton Mowbray, Market Harborough, Stamford, Stamford, Grantham, Uppingham, Peterborough, Kettering, Wellingborough Why should you join us? Our turnover has trebled in the last few years - we're going through huge growth and can comfortably support your career development and aspirations within Procurement. We can offer you genuine career development into a senior buying role - we will give you the freedom to make the role your own. Just help us improve our supplier's performance. We can support your development from Senior Buyer to Procurement Lead too. JOB DESCRIPTION: Buyer - procurement : raw materials, manufacturing Our Procurement team works very closing with our planning department because you need to know what to buy and how much of it. We have over 1000+ different SKU's that we directly procure. You'll support our existing buyer, ease their workload and our reliance on them, and be involved in all areas of direct purchasing including raw materials, parts, and components. No two days will be the same. This role is vital in the success of our business growth, so when you're established - we'll bring in a Junior Buyer to support you. Maybe even a Procurement Administrator too. YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Buyer - procurement : raw materials, manufacturing Drive down procurement costs / improve our existing supplier lead times / improve the quality of your suppliers / shake them up as you see fit Supporting our existing buyer who has a wealth of experience for you to learn from Ensure your raw materials/parts/components are ordered in a timely manner with full transparency of their lead time - there will be 1000's of different things being bought. Some are simple reorder generation. Others bespoke or one-off purchase orders. Raise / chase / close off PO's - we are looking at hiring an administrator to support on this in the short term too Improve our minimum stock levels to reduce our production risk Assist with the upkeep of our bespoke ERP system YOUR BACKGROUND: Buyer, procurement, raw materials, manufacturing You will have cradle to grave procurement exposure within an engineering or manufacturing environment You will need experience in supplier management and improving lead times You will have excellent internal and external stakeholder skills working closely across departments You will be competent with an MRP / ERP System and have good Excel skills too Ideally your direct buying experience will cover a variety of things such as stainless steel, aluminium, fabricated parts, sheet-metal, mild steel, and sub-assemblies, hydraulics, pneumatics so you will find the transition to us easier. But we also welcome your application if you come from any FMCG manufacturing procurement background as you will be used to our pace. THE COMPANY: We design our own niche electro-mechanical special purpose machinery and equipment. We supply machines and equipment to the National Grid / Power Grid & smaller energy contractors. We also supply into multiple industry sectors such as Civil Engineering & Telecoms, so you'll be joining a very stable business within a strong industry sector. PROSPECTS: There is a genuine development opportunity here for you to come in as our new Buyer, development in a Senior Procurement role and then backfill your own job so you can mentor and develop the next new Buyer. We would hope that you are one day good enough to lead our Procurement team autonomously as our Procurement Manager. It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets and worked with the following products and/or services: Buyer, buying, procurement, raw materials, MRP, ERP, Excel, FMCG, fast moving consumer goods, expediting, purchasing, Strategic Buyer, Procurement Officer, Procurement Manager, Senior Buyer. INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application. Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct. REF: JAC16981, Wallace Hind Selection

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  • Job Reference: 699490733-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Wallace Hind Selection
    Wallace Hind Selection
  • Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent