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Jackson Hogg Ltd

Buyer

30-40k DOE

Northumberland

Jackson Hogg Procurement division are pleased to be supporting a successful and growing manufacturing specialist in Northumberland on the appointment of 2 Buyers to join their purchasing team.

These are full time and permanent roles, based on site offering 30-40k DOE. Reporting into the Head of Supply Chain, you would work in a wider purchasing team of 8 people and be responsible for for procurement of materials, supplies, and services required for production and operations.

Working hours are Monday to Thursday 08:00-16:30 and Fridays 08:00-15:30.

The Role:

  • Responsible for procurement of materials, supplies, and services required for production and operations.
  • Ability to translate project requirements into actionable supply plans.
  • Source suppliers, obtain quotes, and negotiate pricing and terms to ensure cost-effective purchasing decisions.
  • Process purchase orders, track deliveries, and coordinate with suppliers to ensure timely receipt of materials.
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases, prices, and inventory levels using ERP software system
  • Lead vendor management activities, including evaluating supplier performance, resolving disputes, and fostering positive relationships.
  • Monitor inventory levels and reorder points and collaborate with stakeholders to optimise stock levels and minimise shortages.
  • Lead the development and implementation of procurement strategies to streamline processes and improve efficiency.
  • Support cross-functional teams, including production, quality control, and logistics, to ensure alignment of procurement activities with business objectives.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure procurement plans are updated inline with change management decisions.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, market conditions, and supplier developments to identify potential opportunities and risks.

The Person/Specification:

  • Experienced in ERP/MRP purchasing practices Netsuite/Oracle system preferred
  • Previous experience in manufacturing / complex project procurement.
  • Technical procurement experience beneficial.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented, organised, and capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities effectively.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and willingness to adapt to changing business needs.

These are urgent requirements with a July or August start date available. Please contact Gemma Yeadon - Principal Consultant Procurement at Jackson Hogg for more information.

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