Posted 01/05/2024 by Retrack Personnel Holdings Limited

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South Molton, Devon
£25,000 - £30,000/annum loads

My client in South Moltan is currently in need of Buyer position


The purpose is to support the plant in fulfilment of parts sourced externaly, by utilizing existing or establishing new cost effective, reliable, sustainable and robust supply chains.


  • Procures materials from assigned materials as per MRP requirements when required;
  • Prepares, monitors and analyses planning parameters and key metrics within assigned commodity groups, as well as ensures the parameters are adhered to by the demand conversion team;
  • Resolves goods receiving/invoicing queries as required to ensure continuous flow of materials;
  • Raises, consults and monitors the progress of Concessions and Permits;
  • Supports expenditure control by strict application of processes referring to PO placement, PO sign off levels, PPV review and adherence to LTAs;
  • Resolves high profile supply shortages and escalates unresolved cases in line with set process;
  • Monitors and executessupply alignment requirements in line with MRP action messages (Past Due, Expedite, De-Expedite, Cancel);
  • Supports Supplier Quality team in the escalation process as well as administrative tasks (RTV, DMR, 8D, COGS reclaims);
  • Initiates and supports transition projects by launching gate reviews, raising Project Workbooks, Source Change documents and supporting Transitions team in change management process;
  • Effectively applies and shapes Divisional Commodity strategy by promoting high standards of VRM;
  • Analyses supplier performance and spend related data & initiates appropriate projects and actions in conjunction with Supplier Development team;
  • Continues to improve material replenishment methods (spot PO vs Schedule PO vs VMIC) as well as initiates and supports projects aimed at inventory maintenance improvements;
  • Builds strong relationships with vendors as well as internal customers;
  • Provides cross functional internal communication to ensure visibility of key issues and related recovery actions;
  • Promotes data accuracy and supports initiatives improving the quality of data;


  1. Technical Knowledge and Skills Required:
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, MS Project (beneficial), Access (beneficial)
    • Working knowledge of ERP or MRP software as well as the understnaing of its principles
    • Good understanding of main manufacturing process (ideally injection moulding, electronic/PCB assemblies, machining)

The salary for the role is £25k to £30k per annum with loads of benefits.

Please respond with an up to date CV  to be considered.

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