Raw Materials Buyer

Raw Materials Buyer

£ dependent upon experience benefits
REF: 11900/2AA
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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Raw Materials Buyer - ideally you will have a background in purchasing specialist or technical fabrics, trims and compoentry.

Our client is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of protective workwear, safety clothing and specialist PPE.

Raw Materials Buyer - Main Job Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Commercial & Operations Manager.
  • Manage and develop a comprehensive supplier base
  • Agree frame contracts with suppliers
  • Undertake price negotiations with suppliers
  • Establish purchasing terms with all suppliers
  • Manage raw material stock at the factories and reduce dead stock
  • Support all factories in their move to CM full T for January next year
  • Arrange regular meetings with main suppliers to discuss their innovations
  • Conduct benchmarks on main fabrics/trims
  • Raise all purchase orders and call off orders and maintain dates in the ERP system
  • Manage price data on ERP solution
  • Arrange shipments to required suppliers
  • Update system and suppliers with due dates
  • Liaise with finance re supplier payments

Raw Materials Buyer – The Person Specification Essential

  • Previous experience within a similar purchasing, buying or procurement role for raw materials, fabrics & componentry within apparel/textiles
  • Experienced in customs documentation and processes
  • Ability to react decisively under pressure
  • Have excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Possess excellent attention to detail, be self-driven and show initiative
  • Be able to work individually and as part of different teams, as required
  • Have intermediate/advanced IT skills – especially Microsoft Excel
  • Be confident and have a positive, professional, attitude
  • Working knowledge of Intrastat – is desirable
  • Experience in MRP & Forecasting – also desirable

Working hours: Monday to Friday 40 hours per week

Benefits: Salary exchange pension scheme, Life Insurance, Staff discounted products, Cycle scheme, Study support, onsite car parking

Please apply with your updated CV to c.turner@peoplemarketing.co.uk quoting our reference:  11900AAAA   

If the email address is not displayed in this advert, then please contact People Marketing directly on 0115 922 3335 quoting the job reference number, and we shall supply you with the correct address.

We regret that due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our vacancies, if you do not hear from one of our consultants within 5 days then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this role.

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