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£38k - 40k per year + benefits
Greater London
Permanent
2nd December 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION

Buyer-

A brand new buyer role has come up in the East London area for a leading FMCG manufacturing company looking for someone to join their dynamic, hands on manufacturing environment.

The ideal candidate will have experience within a manufacturing environment, experience with FMCG would be highly desirable.

You will have a real opportunity to shape the purchasing strategy as the business grows, and develop your role and take on increased responsibility through excellence in your performance.

Buyer Responsibilities:

The role of the buyer will involve

  • Building and maintaining effective supplier relationships
  • Effective cost negotiation to manage profitability of production
  • Management of invoice vs delivery reconciliation
  • Stock management within our workshop and our online stock management software Various production and operations administration
  • Planning and forecasting parts supply
  • Assessing capacity/capabilities against the forecast, to effectively manage the supply chain Review and measure supplier delivery performance
  • Escalate any parts supply issues
  • Cost forecasting and budgeting
  • Parts ordering for each product variant and production runs

Buyer Requirements:

  • Understanding the supply markets for engineering materials
  • Sourcing electrical and machined parts
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Kanban and JIT manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrable success in cost reduction through Value Engineering
  • Vendor assessment site visits

Why Should You Apply

  • Salary: £35,000- £40,000 + Benefits
  • 22 days annual holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance plan
  • Sickness benefit

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About Us

X4 Engineering

X4 Engineering is a specialist recruitment business for the engineering sector. We are part of the X4 Group, a multi-award-winning group of brands specialising in Life Sciences, Engineering, Construction and Technology, with over 10 years of experience in successfully placing mid to senior level contract and permanent professionals across the globe.

Our network of world class engineering talent sets us apart from the rest and allows us to deliver skilled professionals to our engineering partners across a number of industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Chemical and Process, Defence, Medical, Food and FMCG.

We’re a result driven business and our team of specialist recruitment consultants continue to go above and beyond what’s expected to ensure our clients receive the highest ROI from their recruitment spend. We have partnerships with leading engineering companies all over the world and have made placements in over 13 countries across Europe and the US.

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