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Buyer

  • East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge, UK
  • £28000 - £35000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-58052

Role Specification
Role Details

  • Title: Procurement Specialist
  • Grade / Level: Buyer
  • Reporting to (title): Head of Procurement
  • Job Family: Supply Chain
  • Division: Supply Chain
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Department: Supply Chain
  • Effective Date: ASAP

 
The company
My client, a market-leader in products and services for aircraft interior are Looking for a well accomplished Manufacturing Engineer to join their team on a permanent basis. Utilising the best industry specialists, they manufacture, maintain, design and certify cabin interiors for the biggest airlines around. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Buyer Purpose

To support the Head of Procurement in ensuring timely purchase orders and on-time, high-quality parts delivery.
This role encompasses administrative tasks and technical reviews of drawings and specifications to guarantee operational needs are met.

Buyer Key Responsibilities

  • Communicate concerns or developments within the supplier base and supply chains to the Head of Procurement.
  • Build relationships with key suppliers and monitor performance to ensure delivery, quality targets, and cost optimization.
  • Act as the primary point of contact with suppliers for order placement and specifications.
  • Manage and implement company MRP reports.
  • Maintain inventory at agreed reorder levels.
  • Review monthly reorder levels and place orders accordingly.
  • Maintain computerized systems with real-time supplier delivery data.
  • Identify new suppliers and their capabilities using the supplier evaluation process.
  • Continuously improve processes, particularly in cost reduction and inventory optimization.
  • Ensure orders are placed at the right time, for the right quantity, with on-time delivery, at the right location, and at the right quality.
  • Attend production meetings and line walks as required.
  • Participate in contract reviews to provide procurement input when necessary.
  • Generate reports for the Head of Procurement upon request.

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. The successful candidate will be expected to perform various tasks as directed by their line manager and aligned with the organization’s overall objectives.
 
Buyer Experience

  • Adept at building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Possesses excellent negotiation, communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills.
  • Analytical and numerically astute with proven problem-solving abilities.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to plan and deliver against deadlines.
  • Commercially and financially aware with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Possesses a solid foundation in functional skills and relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications.
  • Experience in the Composites (desirable).

Education:

  • Relevant degree (preferred) or experience in a supply chain-related field.
  • Technical qualification or demonstrably equivalent experience.

Professional Experience:

  • Experience in a Procurement/Supply Chain role.
  • Experience working with ERP systems or databases.

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to work flexible hours to ensure production goals are achieved.
  • Willingness to travel when necessary to support operational needs.

 
Buyers please apply if you do have any questions then please email liam.nother@holtengineering.co.uk

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Expires: 2024/04/23

Technical Buyer

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £10000 - £100000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-56644

Technical Buyer

We are currently partnering with a global engineering group who deliver innovative engineering solutions to large global markets including iron and steel, oil and gas, petrochemical and automation.  A well-established business who over time have established a strong international reputation for excellence and innovation.

This business continues to demonstrate a healthy financial performance and proudly encourage employee progression and development. Our client is now currently looking for a Technical Buyer to join the team.

 

As Technical Buyer you will play a critical role within the business, sourcing the correct services and products at the right time and price in line Material Requirement Planning requirements. 

Key responsibilities as Technical Buyer

  • Purchasing components as required and directed in line with requirements generated via the MRP system, ensuring that OTIF requirements are fully achieved.
  • Review MRP rescheduling requirements and make informed decisions from outcome.
  • Contribute to and lead supplier negotiations, with the support of the Purchasing Team Leader and Purchasing Manager
  • Analyse BOM’s and engineering drawings to understand key manufacturing requirements.
  • Represent purchasing in internal cross functional project meetings.
  • Ensure all purchase activities are completed in a controlled and professional.
  • Visit suppliers to establish core strengths and build sound and professional supplier relationships.

Experience as Technical Buyer

  • 4 GCSE’s grade C and above including English and Maths
  • Significant experience in a similar Purchasing role within a technical engineering environment
  • Hols CIPS Level 4 or studying towards CIPS
  • Experience of pull systems like Kanban
  • Skilled in reading Engineering drawings
  • Excellent negotiator
  • Analytical
  • Methodical and organised in the execution of work
  • Proficient in IT

Benefits for Technical Buyer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training & Development
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working

This is a full-time permanent position for the successful Technical Buyer. For more information simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.

 

 


This Job Expired on 2023/11/28

Buyer

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £10000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits: competitive salary, pemsion
  • Permanent
  • V-56643

Buyer

We are currently partnering with a global engineering group who deliver innovative engineering solutions to large global markets including iron and steel, oil and gas, petrochemical and automation.  A well-established business who over time have established a strong international reputation for excellence and innovation.

This business continues to demonstrate a healthy financial performance and proudly encourage employee progression and development. Our client is now currently looking for a Buyer to join the team.

 

A Buyer, you will play a critical part of the team, sourcing the correct products and services at the right time and price in line with MRP requirements. You will liaise with other members of the purchasing team and various other departments within the organisation

 

Key responsibilities as Buyer

  • Purchase components as required and directed in line with requirements.
  • Continually review data and suggest changes to buying and stocking patterns to optimise best practice such as improve stock turns, reduce stock, lead time, cost saving
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure quality, commercial and delivery targets are achieved.
  • Be proactive – expedite outstanding orders with suppliers to ensure there is no impact on production schedules.
  • Ensure flow lines are stocked in accordance with production requirements.
  • Assist in the reduction of inventory by purchasing parts in an appropriate manner in line with appropriate logistics and inventory replenishment systems with suppliers.

Experience as Buyer

  • Experience in a similar purchasing role within a manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Holds or is studying for a professional purchasing qualification (CIPS)
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
  • Skilled in reading engineering drawings
  • Excellent communication skills

 

Benefits for Buyer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training & Development
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working

This is a full-time permanent position for the successful Buyer For more information simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.

 


This Job Expired on 2023/11/28

Buyer and Scheduling Co-ordinator

  • South West, Dorset, Ferndown, UK
  • £27000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: Pension, Early finish Friday
  • Permanent
  • AF - BUY

Buyer and Scheduling Co-ordinator

We are currently partnering with engineering experts locally. Our client is a precision engineering business who offer the full service of machining, project management and Design for manufacture. Providing a high-quality service across many sectors our client is a well-established business with an excellent reputation.

As Buyer and Scheduling Co-ordinator you will be involved in the management of the production schedule, material purchasing and supplier management. display strong leadership and organisational skills. You will communicate with all departments at a high level, developing close links with purchasing and quality and operations. The role carries a high level of opportunity to develop processes and methodologies.

Key responsibilities as Buyer and Scheduling Co-ordinator:

  • Maintaining the works production schedule, using the companies operating system
  • Sourcing of materials from external suppliers in line with Production schedule requirements
  • Deputising for the Production Manager when necessary
  • Communicate the current production schedule with customers and negotiate agreed delivery dates.
  • Manage the issuing of raw material in accordance with production demand, monitoring inventory levels.
  • Liaise with estimating and production planning, to ensure timely deliveries in line with customer order requirements.
  • Fully support lean programmes: eg: 6S and Lean manufacturing

 
The right person: Buyer and Scheduling Co-ordinator

  • Strong communicator
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good Time management

Benefits for Buyer and Scheduling Co-ordinator 

  • £27 – 35k Basic Salary
  • Mon Thurs 8am – 5pm and Fri 8am to 12.30pm, but this can be adjusted to suit
  • Pension

For more information on the full-time permanent position of Buyer and Scheduling Co-ordinator simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.


This Job Expired on 2023/11/10

Buyer

  • South East, Hampshire, Fareham, UK
  • £28000 - £33000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-56929

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join this fast growing business in Fareham, this is a permanent position offering a competitive salary.

You will be a key part of the supportive purchasing team responsible for souring and purchasing of parts for production. 

What can this role offer an experienced Buyer?

  • Competitive salary of £28-33,000pa DOE
  • Early finish on a Friday at 12:30pm 
  • Buy holiday scheme 
  • Flexi-hour scheme
  • Company pension
  • Excellent career opportunities (progression to Senior position)
  • On-site parking

Key responsibilities of the successful Buyer:

  • Source electronic components at the agreed budgeted costs
  • Sourcing and purchasing electronic components,
  • Managing inventory levels, and developing/ maintaining excellent relationship with our suppliers.
  • Manage day to day purchasing activities, ensuring that orders are placed in a timely manner, in line with a budget and demand.
  • Delivering cost savings and achieving departmental/company`s KPI`s.
  • Customer contract reviews 
  • Risk reporting
  • Ensure goods in queries and invoice queries are resolved in a timely fashion

Essentials to be considered for this Buyer role:

  • Strong commercial background with experience in working in a busy Purchasing department
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills 
  • Experience in a buyer role is essential, experience within electronics industry is advantageous
  • CIPS qualified or working towards would also be advantageous
  • Excellent software knowledge including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

If you are a results driven person with the required experience ad expertise please apply with your CV today and Yasmin or Sophie will call you. 

 


This Job Expired on 2023/10/31

Buyer

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £10000 - £100000 per annum, Benefits: competitive salary, pemsion
  • Permanent
  • V-56643

Buyer

We are currently partnering with a global engineering group who deliver innovative engineering solutions to large global markets including iron and steel, oil and gas, petrochemical and automation.  A well-established business who over time have established a strong international reputation for excellence and innovation.

This business continues to demonstrate a healthy financial performance and proudly encourage employee progression and development. Our client is now currently looking for a Buyer to join the team.

 

A Buyer, you will play a critical part of the team, sourcing the correct products and services at the right time and price in line with MRP requirements. You will liaise with other members of the purchasing team and various other departments within the organisation

 

Key responsibilities as Buyer

  • Purchase components as required and directed in line with requirements.
  • Continually review data and suggest changes to buying and stocking patterns to optimise best practice such as improve stock turns, reduce stock, lead time, cost saving
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure quality, commercial and delivery targets are achieved.
  • Be proactive – expedite outstanding orders with suppliers to ensure there is no impact on production schedules.
  • Ensure flow lines are stocked in accordance with production requirements.
  • Assist in the reduction of inventory by purchasing parts in an appropriate manner in line with appropriate logistics and inventory replenishment systems with suppliers.

Experience as Buyer

  • Experience in a similar purchasing role within a manufacturing/engineering environment
  • Holds or is studying for a professional purchasing qualification (CIPS)
  • Good understanding and working knowledge of MRP/ERP systems.
  • Skilled in reading engineering drawings
  • Excellent communication skills

 

Benefits for Buyer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training & Development
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working

This is a full-time permanent position for the successful Buyer For more information simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.

 


This Job Expired on 2023/10/26

Technical Buyer

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £10000 - £100000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-56644

Technical Buyer

We are currently partnering with a global engineering group who deliver innovative engineering solutions to large global markets including iron and steel, oil and gas, petrochemical and automation.  A well-established business who over time have established a strong international reputation for excellence and innovation.

This business continues to demonstrate a healthy financial performance and proudly encourage employee progression and development. Our client is now currently looking for a Technical Buyer to join the team.

 

As Technical Buyer you will play a critical role within the business, sourcing the correct services and products at the right time and price in line Material Requirement Planning requirements. 

Key responsibilities as Technical Buyer

  • Purchasing components as required and directed in line with requirements generated via the MRP system, ensuring that OTIF requirements are fully achieved.
  • Review MRP rescheduling requirements and make informed decisions from outcome.
  • Contribute to and lead supplier negotiations, with the support of the Purchasing Team Leader and Purchasing Manager
  • Analyse BOM’s and engineering drawings to understand key manufacturing requirements.
  • Represent purchasing in internal cross functional project meetings.
  • Ensure all purchase activities are completed in a controlled and professional.
  • Visit suppliers to establish core strengths and build sound and professional supplier relationships.

Experience as Technical Buyer

  • 4 GCSE’s grade C and above including English and Maths
  • Significant experience in a similar Purchasing role within a technical engineering environment
  • Hols CIPS Level 4 or studying towards CIPS
  • Experience of pull systems like Kanban
  • Skilled in reading Engineering drawings
  • Excellent negotiator
  • Analytical
  • Methodical and organised in the execution of work
  • Proficient in IT

Benefits for Technical Buyer

  • Competitive Salary
  • Ongoing training & Development
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working

This is a full-time permanent position for the successful Technical Buyer. For more information simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.

 

 


This Job Expired on 2023/10/26

Planning Co-ordinator

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £30000 per annum, Benefits: pension, onsite parking
  • Permanent
  • AF - PCP

Planning co-ordinator
We are currently partnering with engineering experts locally. Our client is a precision engineering business who offer the full service of machining, project management and Design for manufacture. Providing a high-quality service across many sectors our client is a well-established business with an excellent reputation.
As Planner Co-ordinator You will be at the heart of operations. The role requires you to be accountable for the day-to-day control of MPS effectiveness through monitoring review and adjustment of the ERP system inputs and outputs.
This role supports tactical and strategic business objectives by recommending and implementing methods and processes.

Key responsibilities as Planning Co-ordinator:

  • Support Implementation of strategy changes to improve OTIF
  • Support the provision of business information and data tools for operational use.
  • Regularly monitor the ERP system to ensure optimum effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Analysis of systems and process performance, recommending improvement strategies to optimise all operational planning functions.
  • Support improvement projects with schedulers/buyers, logistics and production
  • Drive planning and buying activities.
  • Input into site SIOP process
  • Perform frequent batch size reviews.

The right person: Planning Co-ordinator:

  • Knowledge of supply chain systems: SIOP, VMI, Kanban
  • Analytically minded. With a high orientation towards detail and accuracy
  • Significant experience in one or more of the following: supply chain, production control, material planning, purchasing, operations scheduling.
  • Strong communicator
  • Ideally experience of Lean principles (8 Wastes, 5Y, DMAIC)
  • Experience of material management techniques, safety stocks, re-order points
  • Additional skills in Excel Macros, SQL coding or dashboard tools (Power BI )
  • Quality Driven
  • Systems Orientated

Benefits for Planning Co-ordinator:

  • £30k Basic Salary
  • Pension
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite Canteen facilities

For more information on the full-time permanent position of Planning Co-ordinator simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.


This Job Expired on 2024/01/04

Master Production Scheduler

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £30000 - £32000 per annum, Benefits: Onsite Parking, Pension, Early Finish Friday
  • Permanent
  • AF -PLMS

Master Production Scheduler
We are currently partnering with engineering experts locally. Our client is a precision engineering business who offer the full service of machining, project management and Design for manufacture. Providing a high-quality service across many sectors our client is a well-established business with an excellent reputation.
As Master Production Scheduler you will have experience with capacity and labor planning, ideally within a good sized manufacturing business. You will be responsible for multistage planning for each stage of the manufacturing process across multiple production areas – planning up to 20 weeks ahead.
This role supports tactical and strategic business objectives by recommending and implementing methods and processes.

Key responsibilities as Master Production Scheduler:

  • Support Implementation of strategy changes to improve OTIF
  • Support the provision of business information and data tools for operational use.
  • Regularly monitor the ERP system to ensure optimum effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Analysis of systems and process performance, recommending improvement strategies to optimise all operational planning functions.
  • Support improvement projects with schedulers/buyers, logistics and production
  • Drive planning and buying activities.
  • Input into site SIOP process
  • Perform frequent batch size reviews.

The right person: Master Production Scheduler

  • Knowledge of supply chain systems: SIOP, VMI, Kanban
  • Analytically minded. With a high orientation towards detail and accuracy
  • Significant experience in capacity and labour planning within a manufacturing environment
  • Ideally experience of Lean principles (8 Wastes, 5Y, DMAIC)
  • Experience of material management techniques, safety stocks, re-order points
  • Quality Driven
  • Systems Orientated

Benefits for Master Production Scheduler

  • £30k – £32k Basic Salary
  • Pension
  • Onsite parking

For more information on the full-time permanent position of Master Production Scheduler simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.


This Job Expired on 2024/01/02

Line Planner

  • South West, Poole, UK
  • £26500 - £28500 per annum, Benefits: Early finish Friday, pension, onsite parking
  • Permanent
  • V-57263

Line Planner

We are currently partnering with engineering experts locally. Our client is a precision engineering business who offer the full service of machining, project management and Design for manufacture. Providing a high-quality service across many sectors our client is a well-established business with an excellent reputation.

As Line Planner you will report to the Planning Manager and play a large part within the planning team, taking accountability for the day-to-day management of the work order planning and completion on the assembly shop floor.

The position supports the business, working closely with the Production Team Leaders to improve on time delivery and customer service.

Key responsibilities as Line Planner:

  • You will be responsible for planning work order sequences, ensuring optimum effectiveness and efficiency by aligning orders over various assembly sales.
  • You will support improvement projects, schedulers buyers, logistics and production.
  • This role requires you to take control of plan adherence, track material supply, and OTIF
  • Handling of priorities, whilst maintaining the overall production plan
  • You will be involved in continuous improvement initiatives, applying LEAN principles as appropriate.

The right person: Line Planner:

  • You will need to have a knowledge of standard supply chain systems such as MRP, Kanban, SIOP, VMI
  • You will demonstrate the strong ability to provide innovative solutions to problems.
  • You will require significant experience in one or more of the following:  supply chain management, production control, material planning, operations scheduling.
  • You will have the capability of working well withing a team environment on both the shop floor and office environments.
  • A good attention to detail is essential, with strong IT Skills

Benefits for Line Planner:

  • £26.5-28.5k Basic Salary
  • 39 hours a week
  • Pension
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Onsite parking

 

For more information on the full-time permanent position of Line Planning simply apply now or call Alison on 07483 025038 or alison.francis@holtengineering.co.uk.


This Job Expired on 2023/12/07