Tactical Buyer

Employer: Crane Building Service & Utilities
Job location
Ipswich
Job salary
Competitive
Job term
Permanent
Job closing date

Principle Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluate and act upon the MRP requirements and generating and adjustsing purchase orders to support MRP demand levels. Effectively communicate areas of concern to appropriate departments, individuals and/or Suppliers. Inputting, maintaining, and adjusing records or transactions to ensure system validity.
  • Negotiate pricing and lead-times on non-standard items or for large projects with Suppliers. Involves commodity managers/ Supply Chain Manager as required. 
  • Communicate forecast requirements to external Suppliers.
  • Measure and communicate Supplier performance to support Supply Chain continuous improvement initiatives. Interfacing with Suppliers, Quality, Strategic Sourcing, and Engineering to quickly resolve quality, delivery or cost issues.
  • Drive increased inventory turns, reduced cycle times, and improved Customer OTD by developing, implementing and managing pull-based material replenishment processes, including, but not limited to Kanban cards, vendor managed inventory and Supplier consignment stock.
  • Support resourcing and out-sourcing projects by proactively planning materials to ensure uninterrupted flow of product to customers as required.
  • Provide effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.
  • Ensure quick resolution of shipping discrepancies, receiving and invoice errors, adjustments to ship dates or quantities on open purchase orders as necessary.
  • Work to eliminate excess and obsolete parts, and rationalize similar parts.
  • Consistent with Crane’s Operational Excellence focus, participates in Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen events that will eliminate waste and result in significant benefits (Growth, Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost) throughout the Supply Chain and wider business.
  • Expedite/de-expedite materials when appropriate to effectively control inventory levels and demand requirements.

Applications for this role can be made submitting a cv to Michele Wilson, HR & Training Manager at miwilson@cranebsu.com