Job Title: Buyer Location: Cannock Salary: £38,000 DEO Hours : Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.30pm till 1.30pm on Friday  Role Responsibility: The job holder will be responsible for the following Key Operational aspects of supply chain procurement: 
To be an integral member of the supply chain team who fosters a collaborative approach encouraging support of each other and enables a common learning and method of work.To manage an assigned group of suppliers and services.Direct responsibility for the maintenance and update of all procurement supply chain static data and subsequent data integrity on in the XA system for all departmental purchase accounts, suppliers and other projects assigned to you.To establish a culture of continuous improvement as part of a purchasing team, whose objective is to support the growth of the client’s market position by the introduction of supplier work streams for Direct Line Feed (DLF), Kanban and other lean manufacturing initiatives with the specified suppliers as directed by the business.To manage assigned direct production suppliers to secure the supply of parts, in a timely and cost-efficient manner in order to satisfy both agreed customer service and specified Inventory levels whilst working to minimise total acquisition cost to the business – to ensure ongoing production requirements are met through the development and implementation of material schedules to achieve 100% of build plan.To migrate the reliance of raw materials replenishment from MRP messages to pull systems, ensuring the replenishment processes are aligned to production demand, planning parameters and that stock holding reflects current and or future demand.To work where appropriate as part of cross-functional teams within the Avon Group on localisation, supplier consolidation, supply chain improvement and / or problem resolution – to include Stock Reduction & Lean Manufacture as required.
 The Candidate 
Good PC skills including experience of using Excel, Word and OutlookExperience of Crystal Reporting & Advanced Data Analysis desirableAdvanced knowledge of MRP Systems & Process desirableMinimum of 5 Years previous experience of working in a manufacturing environment is essentialPrevious experience of buying procedures and process is essentialExperience of development and implementation of MRP material schedulesUnderstanding of Lean Manufacturing process and procedures desirable.Proven track record on improving lead-times, delivery performance and stock turnsGood Negotiation skillsGood communication skillsAble to effectively influence key stakeholders
 The Role 
Drive Supplier on Time Delivery in Full (SOTIF) to the agreed target.

Utilise the escalation process to address ongoing / repeat concerns.Be supportive of the day-to-day management of all supplier accounts and work with the Operations teams to resolve any urgent supply issues.Introduce ongoing measures of customer satisfaction by setting jointly agreed performance improvement targets internally and within the supply base.Establish weekly, monthly & quarterly reviews with key suppliers using standardised reporting mechanisms and procedures to drive performance improvement.Negotiate freight costs, Inco and payment terms to improve margin and cash flow.Drive down inventory levels through use of the runner / repeater / stranger principles.Implement stock holding and call off systems for both indirect and direct production supplies (runners) which take into account vehicle life and customer schedule coverage.To conduct regular business reviews with suppliers, using this process to set and monitor performance improvements and development plans for individual work streams, providing regular feedback both formally and informally.

To stretch the individual suppliers’ capabilities in order to improve business performance.Operate an efficient process for the administration and sourcing of customer ad-hoc requirements at the best commercial terms through the company or Customer processes.Ensure all deadlines for the assigned group of suppliers are adhered to using planning tools as well as appropriate methods of communication, timeframes and milestones for monitoring purposes.To produce and distribute strategic KPI Performance Measures for the Purchasing Department both internally, to the customer and to the supply base.Seek to develop areas requiring improvements through challenging the existing processes and suggesting ways to improve that will bring benefit to the business adopting Lean Thinking & Culture.Quality driven and raises standards where necessary to meet new requirements from customers, suppliers, legislation; and communicates them appropriately within Purchasing procedures.Adhere strictly to all sourcing / buying processes and processes as defined within the Company Standing Operating Procedures for Purchasing.

Work with and promote the procedures and practices defined in the Supplier Partnership Program.To develop annual performance improvement plans related to your assigned suppliers or projects or for strategic / key suppliers, working in conjunction where necessary with quality, engineering, or customers.Building open & honest long-lasting relationships with key decision makers within the organisation as well as strong inter-working relationships and driving process improvements at the facility.To travel, as may be required from time to time, on company business where necessary and with due notice.
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  • Location: WS11 9TQ, Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • Salary: £35k - 38k per year
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: PROMAN
  • Posted: 09-Mar-2023
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