Our client manufacture and distributes decorative fuel effect gas and electric fireplaces and stoves.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Purchasing (ADP), this role is accountable for all aspects of purchasing, from the sourcing of new suppliers, contract negotiation and monitoring adherence to service level agreements including expediting. This role will work in partnership with the manufacturing management team ensuring stock availability to allow production to be optimised, with the new product development team to ensure the timely introduction of new ranges and with the Facilities Manager to deliver best value from expenditure on services and supplies.
You will need to be computer literate with a strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (in particular Excel) and POP and MRP systems. A manufacturing and engineering background would be an advantage. The role will involve an amount of international and domestic travel and candidates will need to be flexible and able to manage their own portfolio of products.

Coordinate and manage all purchasing across a specific range of products.
With the New Products Team, work on new product ideas and concepts, including technical and aesthetic specification.
Responsible for the sourcing of appropriate suppliers (worldwide), project management of the sample approvals and introduction of new products, in line with time, budget and technical constraints.
In the event of the introduction of a new product range, you will be responsible for the negotiation and purchasing agreements, ensuring all aspects of supply are covered including packaging, labels, instructions, deliveries scheduling and payment terms.
Responsible for achieving full availability of all required top level and component parts, enabling the sales and production targets to be met. This will include effective stock management, utilisation of system reports including the purchasing MRP, low level stock, monthly ordering, back orders and historic / present data for sales and stock holdings.
Ensure the company uses the appropriate combination of discrete orders, blanket orders and scheduled orders to ensure maximum availability.
Responsible for the expediting of all purchase orders, ensuring all delivery dates are adhered to.
Responsible for the monitoring of supplier delivery performance, including the production of quarterly reports and action plans which rectify performance shortfalls.
Responsible for the monitoring and updating of the inventory policy.
Ensure tooling sanctions forms are raised and authorised by the ADP, as and when required.
Where appropriate raise manual orders for all required services and consumables, as sanctioned by the requisition system in line with company terms.
Responsible for negotiation of all contracts following suppliers request for purchase price increases.
Responsible for delivering the best value for the supply of services (such as energy, laundry, maintenance contracts) and factory consumables.
In partnership with goods in, ensure checks are completed on all invoices of all purchased products, services and consumables to ensure adherence to the purchase order, including appropriate action where there are discrepancies.
Responsible for ensuring the most appropriate supplier is being used, reviewing commercial agreements, service delivery and where appropriate and agreed by the product development team, modifications to the technical specification.
Manage the VA, VE and cost reduction programmes where discussed and identified with the ADP. This may include sourcing new suppliers, and developing the supplier to achieve the level of service required, including production and capacity planning, quality approval and agreeing all commercial terms.
Ensuring quality of products conforms to quality inspection sheets and quality inspection sheets exist for all stock items ordered.

Proven track record of purchasing in the manufacturing industry and specifically in a sheet metal environment - Is Essential!
Evidence of purchasing aesthetically pleasing products/components
Proven track record of purchasing services and suppliers
Experience of managing and negotiating commercial contracts.

Job Type : Permanent

Location : Exeter, Tiverton, Torquay, Taunton

Salary : 30,000

Date Advertised : 10 Jan 2013

Sorry, this position is no longer available.

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