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Buyer- Metals Industry

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 4 months ago

Working with a leading company who supply into the Engineering and Manufacturing markets, they require a experienced and knowledgeable buyer to join their team. This is a fully permanent role with the company direct, with opportunities for career progression.

Driving and developing the internal re-ordering process (MRP system) and identify inventory categories and make recommendations aligned to sales performance. You will liaise with suppliers daily, in addition to strategic discussions aligned to costs and market conditions. The role will oversee supplier purchases and make recommendations in-line with targeted inventory KPI's.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Proven previous inventory management skills essential
  • Previous purchasing experience is essential
  • Experience of negotiating project-based requirements alongside the Supply Chain and Commercial teams
  • Experience of mainframe systems, particularly re-ordering of raw material in a metals environment (MPR)
  • Experience of working in a technical environment
  • Interpersonal/communication skills
  • Good telephone manner
  • IT Literate
  • Attention to detail/accuracy
  • Initiative and innovation
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Intermediate negotiation Skills
  • Self-Motivated
  • Health & Safety Awareness


  • Perpetually review the company's inventory profile in-line with sales performance and stock turns
  • Maintain the MRP re-ordering system alongside the Supply Chain department
  • Monitor stock and scheduling of new orders in conjunction with predicted Sales future material requirements. Ensuring correct type and specifications are sourced for optimum usage and the business stock KPI's are achieved as a minimum.
  • Administrate incoming freight activity in terms of paperwork requirements
  • Review and provide monthly analysis on up and coming inventory requirements and report the Supply Chain Director
  • Expedite external suppliers in line with the PO requirements
  • Oversee the updating of all supplier activity within the company's IT system
  • Manage and maintain positive relationships with key suppliers and internal customers
  • Regularly review working practices and processes, identifying and implementing improvement initiatives throughout the Supply Chain function
  • Actively maintain industry knowledge and awareness to support the business units
  • Implement effective regular communication with suppliers on delivery performance, documentation, quality etc.
  • Regularly liaise with supporting departments and the senior management team to provide business critical data to support the operation.
  • Update the business with changes in pricing and surcharges on a monthly basis