We’re searching for a¬†Buyer

Vacancy: Kent, United Kingdom

Reporting to the Materials and Engineering Manager, the purpose of the Buyer role is to place orders competitively, on time and on an approved supplier base.

Key Roles & Responsibilities 

  • To progress outstanding orders.
  • To ensure data entry onto the company stock control software is carried out promptly and accurately.
  • To convert orders received into ITL buying reports.
  • To ensure the manufacturing data base is maintained.
  • To record client orders into departments.
  • To check and approve all purchase orders in accordance with signing limits.
  • To evaluate stock discrepancies.
  • To run relevant buying action reports.
  • To place stock orders against clients received orders.
  • To place non-stock orders against correctly authorised Purchase Requisitions.
  • To issue supplier schedules as required.
  • To support the Non-Production Purchasing function.
  • Working to company standards as written in the QA Manual and SOPs.
  • Working to Company Health and Safety Requirements and ensuring procedures are followed.

In addition to the above functions and responsibilities employees are required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required.

Experience, Knowledge & Requirements

  • 3+ years of experience within the purchasing industry.
  • CIPS qualification.
  • A-B grades in Maths and English GCSE or equivalent.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to accuracy and exceptional eye for detail.
  • Organised and methodical approach to workload and able to work to deadlines.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Able to work as a team player.
To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to