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Supply Chain
Job Type:
West Lothian
Exact Salary:
£25000 - £30000 per annum
Date Posted:
21-Jul-2021 04:42 PM
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This is an exciting opportunity to join an established organisation specialising in supplying products and services to clients world wide. Due to continued growth at their site in Livingston, they are looking for an experienced Buyer to join their team. Working in a team of 3, this position will be reporting to the Procurement Manager. Responsibilities will include:

  • Purchase materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets

  • Contact suppliers to progress orders, resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues and ensure dates are visible to other departments.

  • Ensure all order acknowledgements are received within 48 hours and updated in our MRP system (Emax)

  • Manage excess and obsolete stock and customer monthly reconciliation

  • Drive cost reductions in partnership with the supply base

  • Monitor Purchase Price Variance (PPV), and drive to achieve positive PPV.

  • Manage supplier open order book to ensure suppliers are adhering to delivery commits.


  • Should have experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment.

  • CIPS Qualification or working towards desirable

  • Must be a team player that can interact with all levels within the organisation. Can manage workloads adapting to continual change

  • Strong problem analysis, judgement and decision making skills.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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