Buyer

Salary: £43K
Sector: Supply Chain
Location: Central Scotland
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Our client, a market leader in their field, are recruiting for a Buyer to join their very successful FMCG Business in the Central Belt

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop their purchasing and sourcing career

The Role:

•Maintain an accurate, up-to-date, centralized supply plan for all raw materials for all factories


•Maintain up-to-date records of inventory on-hand and inventory in-transit for each factory and raw material


•Regularly update the demand forecast for each raw material based on sales forecast and commercial strategy


•Use data and predictive analytics to drive efficient and optimisation in supply chains and purchasing


•Collaborate across functions to ensure efficient supply chains amid volatility in deliveries, sales forecast and formulation changes


•Interact with local suppliers to obtain market and supply information owning the supplier relationships, seeking new suppliers and leading negotiations on price and contract terms


•Ensure on- time, in- full delivery and performance of suppliers


•Ensure position and risk reporting and accurate data input, adhering to financial limits


•Enter purchase contracts, amends and cancellations and generate purchase reports and ensure audit compliant records


The Candidate:
•Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
•Proven experience in purchasing, business analytics, supply chain planning and or logistics
•Strong analytical and numerical skills
•Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and with the ability to learn new software quickly

•Strong ability to understand markets, gather and analyse data and draw conclusions

•Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively and also work independently
•Strong curiosity and willingness to learn
•Fluency in English
•Prior experience with the Food Industry would be advantageous but not essential
•Prior experience in merchandising would be advantageous
•Travel is expected up to 25% of the time

What’s on Offer?

In return for your expertise and commitment, our client will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. They also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

Interested? Please apply with your CV today
Meet your consultant
Callum Grindlay
callum.grindlay@drnewitt.com

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