This is an exciting opportunity for a Buyer who is passionate about providing an excellent purchasing service to join the Supply Chain team at this manufacturing operation based in the Lake District.
You will procure and manage the supply of materials, goods and services that are cost effective to meet the needs of a growing business. This includes responsibility for negotiation, supplier and contract management and inventory controls.
You will be responsible for;
Procuring and ensuring continuing availability of quality materials, goods, and services using sustainable and responsible sourcing practices.
Overseeing effective management of supplier relationships, negotiating with them for the best price, quantities, and delivery timescales.
Managing requisitions and providing regular updates to management regarding order statuses.
Controls and optimises inventories, managing stock levels and re-order points.
Accurate processing of import documentation to ensure compliance with HMRC, including management of special procedures (IPR).
Arranging the transportation of goods and diligently tracking orders to ensure timely delivery.
Lead strategic projects relating to procurement activities
Analysing target market dynamics and trends to facilitate informed purchasing decisions.
Monitoring stock quality and promptly reporting any discrepancies to suppliers and management.
What will make you successful?
The Successful candidate will ideally: - Have buying experience within a manufacturing environment, natural ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and skilled negotiator. In addition to this you will have;
Professional qualification, Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS), or equivalent.
A skilled negotiator with strong planning and organisational skills.
Strong numeracy, analytical and problem-solving skills. .
Understanding of purchasing processes and procedures.
Knowledge of relevant compliance requirements.
Ability to work with others, comfort in taking and giving direction with peers where necessary to achieve operational goals.
If this sounds like you and you have an interest in working for James Cropper PLC please apply today!
We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier should we identify a suitable candidate or receive a sufficient volume of applications.
Why Technical Fibre Products?
Technical Fibre Products (TFP) is a speciality wet-laid nonwoven manufacturer, producing a diverse range of high performance veils and mats for an array of challenging applications. TFP primarily operates within the Automotive and Aerospace markets whilst also providing cutting edge solutions in the Defence, Energy, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Construction and Healthcare markets. Our customers are leaders in their chosen fields.
Our core capability is working in partnership with customers to provide solutions for technically demanding challenges. Whilst the portfolio readily provides immediate solutions, many products are developed specifically to meet the unique needs of customers for both high and low volume requirements.