Purchasing Officer

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our busy Purchasing team. We are looking for an individual with proven experience in a similar role working within a manufacturing/engineering environment with a good working knowledge of procurement/supply chain management and experience of using procurement and MRP databases.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Working with supply base to ensure efficient and cost effective supply of products, materials, and services ensuring all agreed terms including quality, budget, and delivery lead times are achieved
  • Managing current supply base to develop relationships and carrying out site visits with key suppliers
  • Reducing expenditure by negotiating with suppliers
  • Developing and implementing cost saving & process improvement initiatives
  • Management of all associated purchasing administration to underpin cost control and financial procedures
  • Timely reporting and expediting of delivery status
  • Closely liaise with stores department to ensure the provision of all raw materials and production consumables are in place to meet business requirements
  • Raising of purchase/subcontract orders and ensuring purchase system records are accurate and maintained
  • Resolve discrepancies on orders, invoices and specifications as they arise, liaising with finance & suppliers as necessary
  • Assist in collating the monthly key performance indicators for the purchasing department

Suitable Candidates will demonstrate:

  • Ideally qualified to CIPS level 4 qualified or equivalent
  • Experience in a similar purchasing role working within an engineering/manufacturing background
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Experience of MRP planning and scheduling system
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate, influence and engage others
  • Excellent numeracy & literacy skills
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving ability
  • Excellent communication, organisation and strong negotiation skills
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving ability
  • Strong IT skills including using MS packages including Word, Excel and Project
  • Full driving license

To apply please send your CV or complete an Application Form which are available from Reception or from the Company Website at Click Here >>>

Please return completed application forms to Michell Watson, HR Department, Graham Engineering Ltd, Whitewalls Industrial Estate, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 8SY with a covering letter telling us why we should consider you. Applications can be e-mailed to recruitment@graham-eng.co.uk

Closing date: as this is an immediate appointment, candidates deemed to be suitable will be interviewed as received

Don't forget if you are currently employed by GEL and you recommend a friend for this role and they are successfully recruited you will receive £250 once they start and then a further £250 if they successfully complete their 6 months probationary period.

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