• Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £18.00 - £23.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karolina Stapor

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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  • Start date:


  • Client:


Morson International is currently looking for Buyer our client based in Portsmouth

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Ensures and maintains an effective and timely order management and acknowledgement system supported by appropriate KPI's.
  2. Ensures an effective system of vendor management to support f/c promise credibility, effective expediting and timely delivery (O.T.I.F) of all purchased products.
  3. Sets up and manages appropriate supply methods to minimize inventory holding (i.e consignment agreements) and provide effective line side (JIT) delivery (i.e Kanban)
  4. Receives and reviews requisitions for accuracy; confers with departmental representatives to determine specific needs, taking into account budget allocations, market conditions and availability.
  5. Prepares and reviews departmental workload statistics; advises the Department head regarding the proper allocation of commodity assignments to buyers, and monitors the work of buyers and support staff.
  6. Researches sources of supply by reading current periodicals and product literature, interviewing marketing representatives and evaluating sample products to support business systems.
  7. Prepares complex requests for bid and contacts vendors for bid quotations; analyzes bids received; issues purchase orders; prepares and monitors contracts, outlining performance standards, tolerances, warranties, and maintenance requirements.
  8. Provides technical support and conducts training for staff.
  9. Works with departments within the business to become acquainted with their specific needs; notifies departments of new products and arranges for samples and demonstrations.
  10. Investigates sensitive or unusual issues or complaints regarding vendors/products; provides guidance and assistance to vendors and County departments; reviews, analyzes, and interprets legislative data pertinent to procurement.
  11. Interprets departmental policies and regulations governing purchasing activities and the awarding of contracts.
  12. Reviews procedure manuals and training materials to ensure that changes in law, policy, and procedure are properly reflected in all the Purchasing Department's published materials. Assists the Head of Scheduling & Logistics in the production of training materials and presentations.
  13. Acts as Head of Department in his/her absence and performs other administrative tasks as required.

Buyer Experience:

Theory and practices of purchasing, including effective vender management techniques , KPI's, ethics, standards, bid preparation and evaluation, competitive bidding procedures, quality control; data collection techniques for establishing sources of supply, product, and vendor information; market research techniques; general law of contracts; statistical analysis; accounting and budgetary controls; office procedures; use of office automation to assist in the purchasing function; general computer applications used in business, such as spreadsheet, data base, word processing software.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for and receive a basic disclosure certificate prior to the commencement of the contract