Purchasing Coordinator- Tamworth, Staffordshire

Reference no: SCPC080218

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 +Bonus (Pension & Health Scheme)

Position Type: Permanent/ Full Time 

Role overview:

To manage, maintain and improve the purchasing and inventory control processes to achieve best practice SQCDME performance targets.

Key responsibilities and duties include: 

  • To ensure that all authorised purchasing and sourcing activities of the allocated product group are conducted in line with the company purchasing policy
  • To review the material requirements of the company at an operational level in line with best practice SQCDE targets
  • Assist with all daily operational functions as requested by the Materials Manager to maintain operational effectiveness
  • To monitor, maintain and reduce the level of inventory and associated expenditure of the allocated group product, whilst ensuring that all foreseeable production and quality requirements are met
  • Identify process issues and promote cross functional problem solving
  • Assist with the creation of a monthly supplier performance report and review with the Materials Manager. Work proactively with the supply base to improve the delivery performance and associated processes
  • Complete and champion CNC, INC and SNC reports and monitor proposed process improvements
  • Manage and maintain the full suite of working procedures to ensure full compliance.
  • To represent the company in supplier negotiations, supplier performance reviews and new supplier evaluations in line with the company purchasing policy
  • To monitor product life cycles, usage rates and exit strategies as requested by the Materials Manager
  • To proactively support the Materials Manager in the sourcing of new or alternative products

Essential skills and competencies:

  • Previous experience in a similar purchasing role ideally within a manufacturing or production environment
  • Excellent problem solving skills and have an inquisitive nature whilst having tact and diplomacy
  • Strong negotiating and networking abilities enabling important business decisions
  • Confident to be able to adapt quickly to demanding situations
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with an eye for detail therefore ensuring a high level of accuracy
  • Work well with data and have strong reporting skills
  • Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. 

Hours of work: 40 hours a week.

Please click here for an application form. Alternatively, call 01827 54281 or email apollohr@apollo.co.uk for further information.