Purchasing Associate - 1401175

Southampton, South East Permanent / Full Time 

Manufacturing & Engineering

Purchasing Associate – Manufacturing & Engineering - Southampton - Competitive Salary
About the Company  
Our client is a globally leading steel and technology group, operating in over 50 countries, with a unique combination of materials and processing expertise. With its premium products and system solutions, they are a leading partner within many industries - automotive, consumer goods, aerospace, oil & gas, railway systems, tool steel, and special sections.
They are currently offering an excellent opportunity for a junior level Buyer/Purchase Assistant to work closely with their VP of Supply Chain.
The ideal candidate will have a desire to work in this role and demonstrate some experience in the following:
Purchasing Associate – The Rewards

  • Competitive Salary
  • Great training and development opportunities
  • Potential for course sponsorship
  • Opportunity to work with an internationally recognised business
  • Other benefits  
Purchasing Associate – Requirements 
  • Demonstrate leadership potential and ability to think strategically
  • Demonstrate customer service orientation
  • Ability to assert themselves and work within a team
  • Willingness and readiness to change
  • Proficiency in IT software packages – MS Office, SAP, Sage 50 and MRP Software
Purchasing Associate – Responsibilities
  • Respond to material requirements for project related orders, independently scheduling orders, and monitoring delivery dates.
  • Requesting quotations from suppliers and handling price negotiations and complaints. Keep MRP software up to date with supplier lead times to ensure accurate stock availability.
  • Purchase items required for day to day running of the business, e.g. stationery, employee welfare, buffet lunches.
  • Purchase all items in line with Approved Suppliers List and in line with Operating Procedures.
  • Work across CU to maintain purchasing efficiencies.
  • Maintain Approved Supplier List and supplier files with all key correspondence /agreements and supplier questionnaires.
  • Ensure that the VP Supply Chain Management is informed of any potential shortfalls relating to orders.
  • Run weekly Open Order list showing overdue suppliers and progress deliveries keeping
  • Production Manager informed of shortfalls.
  • Maintaining Company Master Data and creating statistics and reports. Building and maintaining supplier relationships.
  • Hands on approach with high degree of personal responsibility.
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