Production Buyer

Production Buyer

Responsible to: Purchasing Manager

Location: Dynamo Motor Company – Bayton Road


  • Skills: – Must be able to work independently and with a team; Excellent time management and organisational skills; Ability to handle multiple projects at one time; Judgement and decision making; Excellent verbal and written communication; Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Qualifications: Degree qualified would be advantageous, MCIPS (working towards) essential.
  • Experience: Relevant experience in automotive.

Main Duties

  • Purchases materials, equipment, supplies and services of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures.
  • Reviews and analyses purchase requirements, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues bid requests and reviews quotations.
  • Researches and selects vendors, evaluates vendor performance, utilizes different vendor sources to fill as directed.
  • Compile and analyse statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives for contract transactions.
  • Obtain data for cost analysis studies.
  • Prepare reports, charts, and graphs of findings; evaluate findings and make recommendations regarding feasibility of manufacturing or buying needed products.
  • Recommend use of alternative parts, materials, or manufacturing methods to reduce costs.
  • Interprets purchasing procedures to departments which require a degree of technical knowledge.
  • Process requisitions, research products, clarify specifications, type purchase orders, follow up back orders, and maintain up-to-date product information files.
  • Follows up back orders, expedites delivery of orders, and makes special arrangements for delivery; communicates to the department the expected delivery date.
  • Maintains an up-to-date filing tracker on pricing to ensure immediate and accurate access to information.
  • Searches out alternate vendors or supplies during periods of shortages or stock outs.
  • Purchases high volume items and materials.
  • Ability to work as a team member and participant in projects that involve or impact the entire company.

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