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Purchasing Officer

Reference: 21801

Location

County Antrim

Salary

£26000 - £30000

Job Type

Permanent

Date Posted

09 April, 2024

Our client is seeking to recruit a Purchasing Officer to join their dynamic team. Our client is a lead supplier in the construction industry. As the Purchasing Officer, you will play a crucial role in overseeing the accurate and timely completion of all purchasing activities. This includes managing purchase orders, collaborating with suppliers and sales staff, and maintaining optimal stock levels in coordination with the warehouse team.  

Key Responsibilities: 

Purchase Orders: Efficiently and accurately process purchase orders while ensuring strict compliance with procurement policies and procedures, collaborating with internal stakeholders to gather purchase requirements. 

Imports: Manage and coordinate import processes, handling documentation and customs clearance, monitor shipment schedules to ensure timely delivery of goods, and promptly address any import-related issues with efficiency. 

Supplier Price Maintenance: Manage and update stock prices, sales prices, and commodity codes, address cost queries with Senior Management, conduct daily cost reports, and engage in price negotiations with suppliers. 

Stock Management: Collaborate closely with the warehouse team to optimize stock levels, employ effective stock management strategies to reduce stockouts and excess inventory, and analyze stock movements and trends for informed purchasing decisions.    

Qualifications & Experience: 

A minimum of 2 years previous experience in a buying/procurement role. 

Strong negotiation and supplier management skills to achieve the best price with suppliers.  

Strong organisational skills, a good understanding of sourcing and the ability to maintain supplier relationships. 

Excellent IT skills including MS Excel and preferably Microsoft Dynamics. 

Pro-active in decision making with keen problem solving and troubleshooting skills. 

Knowledge of inventory management systems and best practices. 

Knowledge of Trader Support System 

Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion.
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