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Supply Chain Specialist / Buyer

Undisclosed Company
Essex, Harlow
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
26 Mar 2021
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Job Details

An exciting opportunity for a Supply Chain / Purchasing specialist to join our market leading client based in Harlow. The successful candidate will be responsible for the liaison of Value-Added Service, buying products for the manufacturing plant. Our client is looking for an individual who has a clear understanding of how to buy from a manufacturing process. You will be responsible for managing the suppliers as well as the inventory.

This role is starting immediately on a temporary basis for 12 months.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the maintenance of appropriate levels of inventory, fulfilling open sales orders and forecasting
  • Forecasting and inventory review, product life cycle management
  • Placement of initial PO's and monitor to alter or cancel inventory orders
  • Sludge report review-write-offs, write-downs, returns
  • Resolving sales/supplier related issues/questions and negotiate special returns
  • Has developed specialized skills or is multi-skilled through job-related training and considerable on-the-job experience
  • Experience of buying from manufactures in the past
  • Completes work under moderate supervision
  • Identifies key issues and patterns from partial /conflicting data

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have the ability to grasp an understanding of new and complex systems/processes quickly
  • Be a self-starter with an ability to work independently as well as an effective team player
  • Possess a proven track record in working in a fast paced environment
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Possess a strategic mindset
  • Have knowledge/experience of component buying
  • Competent in Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP)

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