Buyer - 12 month - Maternity Cover
Edwards is a leading supplier of vacuum equipment and Exhaust Management Systems to the semiconductor, scientific instrument and industrial markets. Edwards is part of Atlas Copco.
This role will be key in Clevedon's Manufacturing Operations covering all aspects of direct material supply to support standard production, Engineered to Order and New Product Introduction.
The jobholder will be personally responsible for ensuring continued supplier performance (on time delivery, cost and quality) within their portfolio of suppliers.
The day to day activities will include:
Raising purchase orders through various methods and channels. Reacting to MRP system messages to expedite, defer or cancel open order lines.
Issuing RFQs, drawing releases, analysing quotes and setting up new part replenishment profile.
Resolve issues relating to accuracy of deliveries, quality rejects, invoice queries, overdue orders and production shortages.
Identifying savings opportunities through benchmarking, value engineering & optimising replenishment methods.
Working with Engineering to manage obsolete and replacement parts. Raising temporary permits (concessions) and engineering changes.
Developing relationships with suppliers so important requests are handled with the necessary level of urgency. Conducting business review meetings over the phone and face to face in Clevedon or at supplier sites.
Represent purchasing in internal cross functional project meetings providing status updates relating to all the above activities.
Support senior buyers and purchasing managers with large volume supplier accounts by implementing system changes following strategic guidance.
Maintain document records, track personal performance against operational metrics and contribute to departmental reporting.