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17/09 - Buyer    Location: South East Kent Sittingbourne Jobs

Key points: A Buyer is necessary to be working with one of Kent's foremost employers - a global manufacturer with their UK Headquarters located in Mid-Kent on a six month fixed term contract. A permanent role is also available. The role will deliver the successful procurement solutions for material supply, balancing cost total cost, quality and service with an objective to minimise materials inventory. Working within a large Supply Chain team, the incoming jobseeker for this new vacancy will own the relationship between suppliers and the business, ensuring that the business will be a customer of choice. The Candidate will be able to interrogate master data and be able to negotiate at a senior level. Working with your counterparts in the team - you will work collaboratively to reduce risk, delivering a better value supply chain by embedding supplier relationship management into projects and focusing the needs of internal and external partners. Candidates will be seasoned Buying professionals with demonstrable experience of using SAP. Key characteristics needed will include excellent attention to detail and a pro-active, can do attitude. The post holder will take full responsibility for their position within the broader supply chain. CIPS Certificate would be preferred although not required. Advanced MS Excel skills are needed as you manipulate and examinelarge data sets. Good MS PowerPoint skills would be expected too, in order to successfully present to suppliers. Applicants need to be available with immediate effect in order to be considered. New Appointments Group, Expertly Matching Employers and Jobseekers since 1975. Committed to diversity, equality and opportunity for all. Twitter: @nagforjobs ..........

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18/09 - Product Selector/ Junior Buyer    Location: South East Kent Dartford Jobs

Key points: Product Selector/ Junior Buyer Location - DartfordSalary - £30k We have a motivating and challenging job opportunity for an established and leading furniture retailer. As the Product selector for accessories you will manage end to end processes from product and supply strategy through to delivery and execution instore and online. The accessories department supports mainfurniture by the creative selection of complementary product such as Mirrors, Rugs, decorative and soft accessories. Working in collaboration with the mainfurniture Buyers the product selection should enhance the mainfurniture offer and be maintained in accordance to the key launch periods per year. What we are looking for: As the Product Selector you will have an established background within home accessories with a flair and passion for product and styling. The Candidate will work well independently as well as within a team with a strong leadership and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact in order to help visual merchandising and retail teams. The Candidate will be creative, innovative with a highly commercial approach to drive send the accessories department to achieve sales targets and margin. The Candidate must be a strong negotiator and have the skillto influence those around you whilst creating strong cross functional relationships. Key Vacancy responsibilities: Autonomy and management of product selection and range building across the total accessories department.Maintaining structured price architecture within the product proposition to make sure good better best mixes are apportioned correctly.Managing market observations and defining a clear product strategyEnhancing mainfurniture product ranges in accordance to the look and feel of the companies zonal strategyManagement of range review and sign off presentations to be in line with mainfurniture departmentsNegotiation of store showdiscounting and markdown exit plan costsMargin maintenance by sub department Maximise sales opportunities both instore and online by showcasing of breadth of rangeConsidered and educational product knowledge to be cascaded simply and successfully through to the retail team and consumer.To build and keepstrong internal cross functional relationships throughout the various company UK/ China sites communicating all areas of change that impacts these departments.Management of service level agreements between both direct and DHD suppliers.Managing store, customer service and quality manager s response via Supplier to make sure preventative actions are put in place. Experience required: earlier Buying experience at either Junior Buyer/ Product Selector/ Assistant Buyer levelHome Accessories experience vitalA passion for creative product development and understanding of required quality and compliance expectationsStrong analytical skillsexemplary conversational and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interactSelf-motivation and the skillto be working ..........

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18/09 - Senior Buyer    Location: South East Kent Jobs

Key points: Inside Out Purchasing & Supply has been engaged to recruit a Senior Buyer for an established and leading manufacturing company. This role would ideally suit a Senior Buyer who has sourcing experience of raw materials for a manufacturing company. The successful applicant will be CIPS qualified or of Degree calibre. This job offer : Develop and implement the local sourcing strategy in line with the Global Sourcing Strategy Develop analytical framework of commodity requirements Develop commodity and supplier strategic sourcing plans identifying cost saving opportunities Manage supplier relationships, including supplier selection development, negotiation and management of contracts and checkcompliance with Supply Contracts, Agreements, terms and Conditions. Support on-going product development and cost reduction efforts The company benefits are Excellent Bonus incentives incentives Structure Pension Private Healthcare and much more ..........

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17/09 - Buyer    Location: Maidstone South East Kent Jobs

Key points: We are currently employing for a sensational organisation that are seeking to recruit an individual with good exposure to buying/procurement to be working with their Purchasing team. The role will require you to liaise with new & existing suppliers and manufacturers, keepand improve the performance of the product range through proactive management of existing items and ensuring that the supplier portfolio allows the company to introduce new items in line with the defined purchasing strategy. Duties will include: Maintenance of existing supplier commercial relationships and strategyCommercial awareness for purchasingThe investigation of potential commercial improvementsBuild upon market and competitor knowledgeFull understanding of product and rangeSupplier and trade show visits including international travelPatent awarenessWarranty issues and concernsSupport and assist the Strategic Purchasing Manager Product Management Skills and experience required earlier work experience in Procurement, planning or purchasing is soughtSAP knowledge would be a distinct advantageHigh level of Microsoft office skillsNegotiation skillsOrganised high attention to detailGood written and verbal conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact - internal and external make an application today for this excellent opportunity. ..........

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21/09 - Buyer    Location: Maidstone South East Kent Jobs

Key points: BuyerMaidstone (outskirts)£20k to £25 DOE The prospective employer based on the outskirts of Maidstone is currently employing a Buyer to be working within their team This role is ideally suited to someone from a Wholesale/Distribution or FMCG background passionate about achieving personal objectives and achieving organisational profitability. The Candidate will have demonstrable experience of managing inventory and the wider supply chain with a large product range across a range of suppliers. The Candidate will be able to work on your own and a confident decision maker continually looking for process improvements with experience of cost saving initiatives Daily tasks will include:.Maintain fill rate for stocked lines at or above set goals, by ensuring successful replenishment through consistent open order book managementManage customer back orders, to correct supply chain on advance notification of a potential issue, continuing the resolution if the product does back order. At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer serviceActively seek best pricing through negotiation market awareness and price list managementNegotiate and checkvendor rebates to make sure correct accrual decisions are made and rebates maximised without compromising working stockControl inventory levels through focused activity on new item management, overstock management to make sure inventory accuracy levels are attained and working stock maximisedConstantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply ChainDevelop supplier relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performance Huntress does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation. Huntress acts as a Recruitment organisationin relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles. PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from jobseekers who have the right to work in the UK. ..........

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18/09 - Senior Buyer    Location: Gravesend South East Kent Jobs

Key points: Senior Buyer £40, 000 - £45, 000, Mid Kent, Manufacturing Your new companyThe Candidate will be part of an established Global manufacturing organisation who are experts in their field. Based in Mid Kent this manufacturer is committed to continuous efforts to improve environmental performance throughout its operations.Your new roleYour new role will involve supporting, developing and implementing the local sourcing strategy in line with the Global Sourcing Strategy through liaison with relevant departments and international business. The Candidate will also develop analytical framework of commodity requirements, manage supplier relationships, including supplier selection development, negotiation and management of contracts and checkcompliance with Supply Contracts, Agreements, Terms and Conditions.What you'll need to succeedThe Candidate will be educated to degree level in either Engineering, Business or a similar related subject and also be MCIPS qualified. The Candidate will have strong commercial acumen including agreementnegotiation with strong analytical skills. The skillto produce and present accurate reports and the skillto multi-task and problem solve with the capability to work under pressure.What you'll get in returnThe Candidate will receive a salary of between £40, 000 - £45, 000 and have the opportunity to work for a Global Manufacturer. What you need to do nowIf you're interested in this role, click 'make an application today' to send an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.If this new vacancy isn't quite right for you but you are seeking to employ and looking for a new position Contact us for a privatediscussion on your career. Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited acts as an employment organisationfor permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this new vacancy you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at hays.co.uk ..........

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20/09 - Buyer    Location: Maidstone South East Kent Jobs

Key points: Buyer
Maidstone (outskirts)
£20k to £25 DOE

The prospective employer based on the outskirts of Maidstone is currently employing a Buyer to be working within their team

This role is ideally suited to someone from a Wholesale/Distribution or FMCG background passionate about achieving personal objectives and achieving organisational profitability.

The Candidate will have demonstrable experience of managing inventory and the wider supply chain with a large product range across a range of suppliers. The Candidate will be able to work on your own and a confident decision maker continually looking for process improvements with experience of cost saving initiatives

Daily tasks will include:

.Maintain fill rate for stocked lines at or above set goals, by ensuring successful replenishment through consistent open order book management
.Manage customer back orders, to correct supply chain on advance notification of a potential issue, continuing the resolution if the product does back order. At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer service
.Actively seek best pricing through negotiation market awareness and price list management
.Negotiate and checkvendor rebates to make sure correct accrual decisions are made and rebates maximised without compromising working stock
.Control inventory levels through focused activity on new item management, overstock management to make sure inventory accuracy levels are attained and working stock maximised
.Constantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply Chain
.Develop supplier relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performance

Huntress does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress acts as a Recruitment organisationin relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from jobseekers who have the right to work in the UK £20000 - £25000/annum ..........

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18/09 - Senior Buyer Raw Materials Lubricants Industry    Location: Maidstone South East Kent Jobs

Key points: Senior Buyer / Raw Materials / Lubricants Industry / CIPS / Supply Chain The prospective employer part of a global, leading provider of automotive fluids, oils and chemicals, are looking to recruit a talented and knowledgable Senior Buyer to be working with their Procurement Team based at their UK Manufacturing Site. They are expert marketers of quality automotive motor oils and car care chemicals. The Candidate will support, develop and implement the local sourcing strategy in line with the Global Sourcing Strategy through liaison with relevant departments and international busyness. Key Areas of Responsibility.Responsible for all sourcing activity on new and existing business, covering raw materials for base stocks, additives, MEG, brake fluid and other strategic suppliesDevelop and implement Global Sourcing StrategyDevelop analytical framework of commodity requirementsDevelop commodity and supplier strategic sourcing plans identifying cost saving opportunitiesManage supplier relationships, including supplier selection development, negotiation and management of contracts and checkcompliance with Supply Contracts, Agreements, Terms and ConditionsEnsure suppliers have a continuous improvement philosophySupport on-going product development and cost reduction efforts by partnering with suppliers, Sales & Marketing and Operational departments to develop mutually helpful strategiesApply relevant Company policies, procedures and controls to meet audit/SOX requirements and give training to colleagues or departments where it proves necessaryProvide strategic support to Supply Chain Committee What you will need to succeed A University Degree in Business, Chemistry, Engineering or other related areasChartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply membershipProcurement or sourcing background across the lubricants businessGood technical knowledge of base oils, additives and formulationsStrong commercial acumen including agreementnegotiationStrong analytical skills and skillto produce and present accurate reports and proceduresexemplary conversational and communication relationship building and inter-personal skills to deal with people at all levelsAbility to multi-task and problem solve with the capability to work under pressureEuropean languages (desirable)Contract law knowledge (desirable) Please apply if you are keen to progress your career as a Senior Buyer. ..........

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19/09 - Production Administrator / Purchaser    Location: Edenbridge South East Kent Jobs

Key points: The Company:

Working for a highly innovative and experienced manufacturing company, this is a great opportunity for an applicant looking to utilise their gained skills and experiences. This company are offering a stable, relaxed working environment, where growth and progression is available.

What will your working week be like?
The purpose of this role is to help sales, clients and factory production with pre-production administration and purchasing in a batch manufacturing environment, to make sure client and company requirements are met. Duties for this job will include, but are not limited to:
Work closely with & support production and sales teams
Pre-production administration generation/organising
Liaise with clients, sales admin & production on queries
Liaise with sales team/production information requests & updates
Stock/material management, sourcing and purchasing
Manage subcontractors/outsourced purchasing

Who will suit this role?

The ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will have practical knowledge of working within a similar position providing support with technical queries and administration.
Pro-active, confident and well organised.
Practical capacity to understand design and manufacturing concepts is sought
Basic technical drawing understanding/interpretation
Strong planning & organisation skills, with experience in use of systems (including ERP/MRP & excel) to help these
Strong conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact, both written and verbal
Good numeracy skills, with high attention to detail and methodical in approach
Organised with skillto manage a demanding workload
The skillto work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, adapting quickly & easily to changing working demands
The skillto work in a logical, systematic manner
Able and keen to work in a family orientated small but enterprising business

.For your information:
Interested? Please deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) in as a Word format only
Please only apply if you are already qualified to work in the UK
.Not for you but you know someone suitable? Take advantage of the YourRecruit paid referral fee.

Keywords: practical, technical, technical drawings, planning, purchasing, Excel, ERP/MRP, numerical, production logical
Due to the large numbers of responses we receive, despite our best efforts it is not possible to respond to every application. Therefore, only short-listed jobseekers will be contacted for this particular role and if you haven't heard from us within 7 days assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please feel free however to make an application for further roles and we will certainly keep your details on file and contact you with suitable vacancies.

YourRecruit L ..........

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18/09 - Production Administrator / Purchaser    Location: Edenbridge South East Kent Jobs

Key points: The Company: Working for a highly innovative and experienced manufacturing company, this is a great opportunity for an applicant looking to utilise their gained skills and experiences. This company are offering a stable, relaxed working environment, where growth and progression is available. What will your working week be like? The purpose of this role is to help sales, clients and factory production with pre-production administration and purchasing in a batch manufacturing environment, to make sure client and company requirements are met.Duties for this job will include, but are not limited to: Work closely with & support production and sales teamsPre-production administration generation/organisingLiaise with clients, sales admin & production on queriesLiaise with sales team/production information requests & updatesStock/material management, sourcing and purchasingManage subcontractors/outsourced purchasing Who will suit this role? The ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will have practical knowledge of working within a similar position providing support with technical queries and administration. Pro-active, confident and well organised.Practical capacity to understand design and manufacturing concepts is soughtBasic technical drawing understanding/interpretationStrong planning & organisation skills, with experience in use of systems (including ERP/MRP & excel) to help theseStrong conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact, both written and verbalGood numeracy skills, with high attention to detail and methodical in approachOrganised with skillto manage a demanding workloadThe skillto work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, adapting quickly & easily to changing working demandsThe skillto work in a logical, systematic mannerAble and keen to work in a family orientated small but enterprising business. For your information: Interested? Please deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) in as a Word format only.Please only apply if you are already qualified to work in the UK..Not for you but you know someone suitable? Take advantage of the YourRecruit paid referral fee. Keywords: practical, technical, technical drawings, planning, purchasing, Excel, ERP/MRP, numerical, production logical Due to the large numbers of responses we receive, despite our best efforts it is not possible to respond to every application. Therefore, only short-listed jobseekers will be contacted for this particular role and if you haven't heard from us within 7 days assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please feel free however to make an application for further roles and we will certainly keep your details on file and contact you with suitable vacancies. YourRecruit Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender or disability and complies with all relevant UK legislation. ..........

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19/09 - Procurement Manager Fresh Produce Kent    Location: South East Kent Jobs

Key points: Based in Kent, The prospective employer is a progressive fresh produce company who is seeking a talented and knowledgable Procurement Manager to be working with their team. Ideally you will come from a fruit buying background but fresh produce procurement will be expected.

This job offer

To manage the procurement of one or more of their key categories to meet customer orders and quality demands.
Your job duties will include being responsible for prices to the growers and hauliers.
The Candidate will plan all the programmes to include volumes with growers to meet the supermarket specifications.

The Candidate

Will have fresh produce experience, ideally having bought fruit in a earlier role from across the global.
Must have a few years experience of planning programmes with overseas growers.
Will have exemplary conversational and communication with good attention to detail.
Strong negotiation skills
Ideally Spanish speaking but this is not required.
Be flexible with regards to travel as suppliers will be overseas.

If you would like to have a privateconversation about this role, get in touch with Morten Andresen on (Apply online only) ..........

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22/09 - Procurement Service Specialist    Location: South East Gillingham Kent Medway ... Jobs

Key points: Procurement Services Specialist

Gillingham, Dorset

a motivating and challenging job opportunity is available for a motivated individual with interest in Procurement to be working with aenterprising team in Gillingham, Dorset.

As a Procurement Services Specialist you will have the following responsibilities:

- Research, source & procure lab-chemicals from suppliers that offer best price, delivery and quality
- Respond promptly to sourcing and procuring requests from customers.
- Manage the order fulfilment process for 3rd party items from globalwide suppliers using appropriate systems and processes.
- Procure materials following appropriate logistics and compliance regulations
- managecomplex customer and vendor communications via email, phone and occasionally face-to-face.
- keepgood relationships with vendors to make sure high levels of service.
- Observe and evaluate supplier performance and share with European PS teams
- Assist customers in quality issues develop corrective actions, returns, cancellations as required.
- give trouble shooting solutions within Sales and Supply Chain processes.
- give reports as required for customers on a steady basis regarding quotes, orders and overall service levels. Assist supervisor in collection and interpretation of performance metrics.
- Process Improvement
- Assist and initiate improvement efforts that increase throughput, improve service or reduce operation cost for both the customer and Sigma-Aldrich.
- Lead local process improvement projects to make sure successful and timely completion.
- Work with colleagues in EMEA Procurement Services teams to share best practices and process improvements to build the business and opportunities across the region.

Who you are:

earlier Customer Service experience

Key Competencies:

Our ideal jobseeker for this new vacancy will have successful conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact both written and verbal

Fluency in written and spoken English

Strong interpersonal skills

The desire to work in a team environment

Attention to detail and interest in sourcing/procurement

Knowledge of SAP is an advantage

The role requires no earlier professional experience as training will be provided for the right individual. ..........

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