Salary£32000 - £35000 per annum
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Purchasing Team of a growing business based near Ely. Prior experience in Buying or Procurement and working with an MRP system is essential. This role has a particular focus on maintaining data quality and developing improved controls and procedures.  The role provides an opportunity to develop within the Company very quickly.

Job Purpose
  • Ensuring ordering what the Co needs to ensure there is sufficient stock to meet forecast demand whilst managing working capital efficiently.
  • Continually improve the reliability of supply, to enable reduced stockholdings, whilst at the same time having stock available to sell.
  • Maintain and continually improve cost data used for selling price decisions.
  • Work with the Head of Purchasing to develop and implement a best practice purchasing strategy relevant to the needs of the business.
Principal Accountabilities
  • Processing and sending purchase orders
  • Following up orders and providing regular status updates for delivery schedules
  • Researching into potential suppliers
  • Monitoring stock allocations/ levels and reporting low stock to ensure that production requirements can be met
  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure that lead times are met
  • Timely communication with suppliers
  • Keeping up to date with environmental and regulatory requirements
  • Checking recent market trends and product availability
  • Maintenance of data for Safety Stocks, Lead times, commodity codes and MOQs as well as forecasts for each selling item.
  • Liaise with both sales and marketing to ensure their input is accounted for in the provision of products and forecasts used to develop demand plans.
  • Stock may be held in multiple locations.  Ensure this is properly controlled, and that advantage is taken of holding stock in the cheapest location.
  • Monitor slow moving and excess stocks and work with company staff, the senior management team and the CFO/ MD to reduce these.
  • Review and ensure timely maintenance of Bills of material held in Netsuite including impact on stock valuation.
  • Ensuring that ethical and sustainable solutions are adopted
  • Work with warehouse managers to ensure integrity of stock quantity data and that robust inventory count procedures are completed on a timely basis.
  • Become accountable for all International and Local import procedures and processes and ensure the preparation of accurate import documents for each container and forward to import agent.
  • Processing shipping related documentation to ensure that transactions are recorded on a timely basis.

Skills and Experience Required

-Outstanding attention to detail
-Strong excel and data analysis skills
-Excellent communication skills
-Ability to maintain good supplier relationships
- Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
-Good negotiation and research skills
Prior experience of Oracle Netsuite an advantage.
Please send your updated CV to julie.ottolangui@prs.uk.com

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