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Assistant Buyer - Fife

Engineering, FMCG & Manufacturing - Procurement
Ref: 5429 Date Posted: Tuesday 08 Jun 2021
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Lusona Consultancy are working with a Fife based organisation who are one of the UK’s leading contract electronic manufacturer who are looking to appoint an Assistant Buyer to join their busy team…..

Our client genuinely has a lovely culture and prides themselves on caring about their employees and providing them all with a work/life balance….  The Assistant Buyer will work a four-day week and a ½ day every 3rd Friday…

The Assistant Buyer will report to the Materials Manager and will be responsible for placing multiple PO’s from MRP reports and building strong supplier relationships to ensure that materials are delivered on time.

Other responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Ensure material shortage risks are identified and immediately communicated to the business
  • Sourcing of materials from alternative suppliers to ensure continuity of supply
  • Monitor goods received to ensure suppliers are not shipping products ahead of schedule
  • Update the ERP database for all parts under control to include lead-times, minimum order qty’s and cost data
  • Inventory management, working towards specific KPI’s and identifying opportunities for inventory reduction
  • Supplier management through scorecards to identify opportunities for improvement

Experience and knowledge required for the role:

  • Experience of working as a Assistant Buyer/Buyer or Expeditor in a manufacturing organisation (electronics experience would be highly advantageous)
  • Experience of dealing with a global supply base and understanding implications of lead times
  • Experience of building strong supplier relationships
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Problem solver who always strives to find a solution to the problem
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of using MRP/ERP systems
  • Strong Excel Skills

To discuss this opportunity to join a successful company please call Shuna Boyle on 07949 509546 today!