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Buyer

Full-time
Aberdeen
Craig Jennings
We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join our team either in the Aberdeen or Houston office. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of procurement related activity, ensuring client requirements are met.

Tasks and responsibilities

 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with clients, suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with clients, the first point of contact for any disputes and ensure queries are resolved efficiently.
  • Process customer enquiries.
  • Source, select and negotiate for the best purchase package in terms of quality, price, terms and deliveries and services with suppliers of non-stock materials for customer requirements.
  • Strong sourcing skills - Ability to identify the manufacturer of the goods and source direct.
  • Strong technical skills - Ability to identify the manufacturer, source the goods direct or offer alternatives.
  • Placing purchase orders on suppliers to fulfil customers' requirements.
  • Achieve material delivery and process deadlines.
  • Ensure QA requirements are met - data sheets and test certificates to be supplied with relevant goods.
  • Ensure compliance with company and client quality management system.
  • Ensure component, standard cost and lead-time are maintained within the Sage system.
  • Ensure customer problems or queries are resolved efficiently.
  • Secondment of procurement and technical support to third parties.
  • Attend client/supplier meetings if required.
  • Supplier contract management.
  • Introduce cost-saving measures and alternative stock lines.
  • Margin management with an aim to move clients to cost less.
  • Sourcing and procurement of stock items.
  • Review of month-end stock results and offer feedback.
  • Assist with tender pricings as and when required.
  • Ensure that all procedures are complied with and all actions are auditable.
  • Ensure that all procedures in relation to the transportation of dangerous goods are complied with.
  • Ability to work within a busy department and cope with the pressure of meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines.
  • Answering of telephones.
  • Assist with other duties in the sales office as required.

 

Requirements

 

  • Business Degree/CIPS qualified/NEVI
  • 5 years experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work within a busy environment, meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Packages
  • Experience within the maintenance, repair and operating supplies (MRO).

 

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