Vacancy Details

Buyer | Tamworth | Midlands
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Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical & problem solving skills with flair for working with numbers. Able to establish quality systems/procedures and planning resources.

Building inventory strategies & establishing effective process for procurement / replenishment. Good working knowledge on Microsoft Excel, a knowledge of SQL would be an advantage.


Overall Responsibility:


Right stock in right quantity in right time at right place. The Buyer is responsible for forecasting, order planning, order placement & follow through all related procedures to ensure that the stocks arrive in time at the warehouses / branches. Achieve the set stock availability targets working within the allocated stock budgets and controlling excess stock build up / stock obsolescence. Optimise stock levels, improve processes and procedures to make the supply chain efficient and cost effective.


Specific Duties:


·        Ensure that the warehouse stock levels are forecasted and planned correctly considering the business plan / marketing & product initiatives.

·        Maintain high availability with lower Inventory levels by providing an accurate forecast in SLIM4

·        Analyse demand history in combination with other market intelligence to provide an accurate forecast & review the exceptions in timely manner to maintain the availability at acceptable levels.

·        Ensure that timely action is taken for procurement / replenishment / Shortage Mangement following all the associated processes & procedures.

·        Placing, expediting, and re-scheduling purchase orders in line with operational need.

·        Actively manage the suppliers on day to day basis to leverage the Company's purchasing power and enhance its competitive position with the support of PM.

·        Supporting Inventory team in proper rotation of stock, keeping excesses / obsolescence to a minimum at NDC.

·        Back order management – actively reconcile the back orders with the suppliers and make sure the data as clean as possible.

·        To be first point of contact for all the queries relating suppliers and for ‘buying’ related queries.

·        Eliminate invoice queries quickly and efficiently there by supporting NDC & Verification Teams as well as to ensure all relevant administrative, financial and systems procedures are completed accurately and within agreed timescale

·        Liaise with Operations, Sales, Finance, Product & Business Managers and other internal departments and make sure the daily operations are run smoothly.

·        Review assigned supplier performance on a regular basis to ensure compliance and raise any long outstanding issues with PM/BM.

·        Use of Car Parc, historical data, Supplier Pareto’s or other intelligence to improve warehouse / branch stock levels, and to reduce obsolescence

·        Ensure that all the KPIs set by management for the job role are met.

·        Produce necessary reports as required for management reporting & measurements.

·        Support manager in all the on-going Projects & contribute towards continuous improvement of systems & processes and putting controls in place for effective stock planning & management.