Purchasing Officer

Pailton Engineering
15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time
Purchasing Officer

Salary Negotiable
Education: BTEC HNC/HND or degree in relevant discipline, logistics or business studies. Member or working towards membership of CIPS

Experience: Previous purchasing experience in an engineering / manufacturing environment essential. An understanding of SQA is essential. European/ Global supplier knowledge desirable.

Job Purpose / Objectives:
- The Purchasing Officer under the direction of the Purchasing Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all supplier contracts meet the standards of the Company’s policies and procedures, achieving and maintaining outstanding customer satisfaction.
- Maintain vendor pricing on the manufacturing database.
- Reduce inventory value and improve supplier quality assurance to target.

Job Responsibilities and Major Activities / Tasks:
- Ensure that all supplier contracts meet the standards of the company’s policies and procedures
- Apply the MRP / ERP system and work to the demand and throughput requirements achieving and maintaining customer satisfaction for your allocated parts
- Achieve cost down targets within the supplier base in line with objectives
- Obtain supplier quotations and in depth cost analysis to support resource or sales activities
- Ensure effective interfacing with all areas, particularly Production Planning and Estimating
- Develop and maintain professional working relationships with suppliers in line with their strategic importance to the company
- Negotiate contracts, contract modifications and service level agreements with key suppliers and ensure timely communications as required
- Adhere to and work within the contract conditions and be fully aware of the increasing need for commercial awareness
- Arrange and secure support from within the company to meet the customers’ requirements
- Develop, manage and provide concise status reports and KPIs on a monthly basis
- Provide Purchasing support for special projects as required
- Monitor the financial relationship with key suppliers, payment status, consequential loss and resolution of invoice queries
- Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with the Company’s quality and environmental standards
- Any other Ad-hoc duties as required