Operational Buyer

Adecco UK Limited
Leamington Spa
16.00 GBP Hourly
10 Aug 2017
30 Aug 2017
Contract Type
On behalf of my global client I am recruiting for an exceptional Operational Buyer to join their team in Warwick.

Job Description:
The Operational Buyer works as part of the purchasing team reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager. The Buyer will deliver key elements of the purchasing process, communicating with key internal customers and coordinating joint activities with external suppliers. The role will entail good working knowledge of SAP and e-procurement tools.

Specific tasks are:
1. Vendor Schedules - Vendor schedules are an automated ordering process for the ordering of multiple, generally low value high volume parts within SAP and requires data accuracy generally once established will run for a minimum of one year. This is a key process within the purchasing department.
a. Buyer will create vendor schedules in SAP and perform ongoing maintenance, including checking that issue numbers are correct on the schedule.
b. It is the buyer's responsibility to negotiate prices, lead times, and determine the source, and terms of agreement.
c. Buyers will also check and submit to Purchase manager for authorisation and release to supplier.

2. Non-Vendor Schedule (ad-Hoc) orders
a. Buyer will convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders.
b. Existing PIR's should be checked within SAP and if not valid will need to be re-validated
c. Buyer will create the Purchase Order using standard texts
d. It is the buyer's responsibility to release the purchase order in accordance with the purchasing guidelines and authorisation limits once purchase support has created the purchase order.
e. Any variations will be highlighted by the sourcing support and passed to the buyer for consideration and agreement on the next course of action.

3. Other activities include
a. Sending out requests for quotes (RFQ) to suppliers within the approved supplier list.
b. Collation of all necessary information including but not limited to drawings/specifications, quality requirements and send out the RFQ.
c. Monitor responses and ensure completeness. Analysis of responses received - including cost/price, lead time, etc. Recommend source highlighting any issues / opportunities.
d. Expedite responses from suppliers.
e. Creating the PIR in SAP.

4. Invoice/commercial Queries
a. Responsibility to resolve minor invoice/commercial queries with the suppliers
b. General ad-hoc support and input into company key initiatives e.g. Supplier Evaluation System, e-procurement tools, Approved Supplier Database, KPIs, Balanced Scorecard and World Class Purchasing measures.

Full time, temporary vacancy, 40 hours per week.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.