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  • Location:

    Wrexham, United Kingdom

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Armstrong

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  • Published:

    3 days ago

  • Expiry date:


Position Title: Supply Chain Buyer Position Code:
Department Name: Operations Pay Code:
Reporting To: Supply Chain Lead Date Reviewed:
Job Summary:
The Supply Chain Buyer role is responsible for working with the Supply Chain Lead, to ensure the smooth running of the day-to-day business. Working with internal stakeholders (intercompany) and suppliers to ensure products (including raw material and special processing) are delivered on time to the agreed system price and quality requirements.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Complete Purchase Order approval process through to issue to supplier
Check requisitions to ensure correct supplier, nominal code and quotations
Goods & Services on time delivery – manage and expedite to required lead-times - intercompany and supplier
Invoice queries – lead investigations and drive resolution to invoice issues
Blanket order – working with the Category Lead ensure order coverage
Support data gathering and analysis for key meetings – Business Reviews, Rate readiness and Weekly Management meeting
Attend daily operational meetings to provide updates from the supply chain and implement daily actions
Support annual spend and budget forecasting
Identify opportunities to drive improvements in service levels to internal stakeholders
Support meetings with suppliers in line with Supplier Relationship Management activities
SAP – support the roll out of SAP across MAL-UK and maintain SAP data integrity
Cost Reduction – provide ideas to support departmental targets
Skills/ Knowledge Requirements:
Professional Accreditations:
? Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) desired or working towards the qualification
? Procurement or operational experience or equivalent in a customer facing role
Key Competencies:
? Commercial awareness
? Supplier and Stakeholder Relationship Management
Other Skills/ Abilities/ Personal Attributes:
? Ability to meet tight deadlines
? Organised
? Tenacious
? Communication – written and verbal
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? Team player
Personal Attributes:
? Positive “can do attitude”
? Adaptable and flexible to new ideas and ways of working
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Supervision/ Direction Received:
The role will involve a degree of autonomy plus guidance from the Supply Chain Lead
Supervisory Responsibilities/ Direction of Others:
Major Contacts:
Major Internal Contacts
Major External Contacts
1. Supply Chain Lead
2. Procurement – Category Lead and Category Manager
3. Internal functions – particularly Operations and Planning
1. Suppliers
Working Conditions:
Physical Effort Minimal
Continuous Exertion
Physical Environment Comfortable
Some Discomfort
Notable Discomfort
Extreme Discomfort
Sensory Attention Moderate Attention
Close Attention
Concentrated - Changing Stimuli
Concentrated - Multiple Stimuli
Mental Stress Modest Pressure
Noticeable Pressure
Continuous Pressure - Unpleasant Contracts
Continuous Pressure -
Extreme Criticism
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the job.