Trainee Buyer

A new and exciting opportunity to train to be a Buyer for the company.
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Cathelco, part of the Evac Group, a world leading marine industry supplier has an opportunity for a Trainee Buyer. Cathelco has over 60 years’ experience in the manufacturing of equipment for ships and off shore installations, including marine growth protection systems and impressed current cathodic protection systems.  Cathelco has a history of being at the forefront of cutting edge marine technology worldwide.

Purpose of Role

  • Purchase goods and services, goods inwards and stockholding funtions within the financial constraints and targets agreed in a professional and effective way for Cathelco and its subsidiary companies.
  • Be familiar with the product range the company has, what the product's purpose is, what family of products are required in a BOM and where they are stored in the warehouse.
  • Before placing any order, especially those for items predominantly going into systems, review SAP for expected usage.
  • When manual stock sheet information is received, compare against SAP, look at usage and previous order history, use own knowledge from physical inspection and question anything which looks to be inaccurate.
  • Comply with relevant authorisation levels i.e. any order over £10k requires Financial Director approval.
  • Review Stock Holdings.
  • Review system stock levels to ensure that stock is available for production whilst ensuring excessive levels are avoided.
  • Review and agree levels with Manager then set minimum and maximum stock levels.
  • Control stock sent to third parties for further processing.
  • Maintain in conjunction with relevant suppliers a two bin system for components and “standard” parts.
  • Ensure good communication with suppliers.
  • Purchase goods and services, goods inwards ands stockholding functions within the financial constraints and targets agreed in a professional and effective way for Cathelco and its subsidiary companies.
  • Be familiar with the product range the company has, what the products purpose is, what family of products are required in a BOM and where they are stored in the warehouse.

 

  • Before placing any order, especially those for items predominantly going into systems, review SAP for expected usage.
  • When manual stock sheet information is received, compare against SAP, look at usage and previous order history, use own knowledge from physical inspection and question anything which looks to be inaccurate.
  • Comply with relevant authorisation levels i.e. any order over £10k requires Financial Director approval.
  • Review Stock Holdings.
  • Review system stock levels to ensure that stock is available for production whilst ensuring excessive levels are avoided.
  • Review and agree levels with Manager then set minimum and maximum stock levels.
  • Control stock sent to third parties for further processing.
  • Maintain in conjunction with relevant suppliers a two bin system for components and “standard” parts.
  • Ensure good communication with suppliers.
  • Generate purchase orders ensuring the correct details are entered (Cost, UOM, supplier reference, quantity) and to ensure the same part is being bought as is being sold.
  • Review outstanding purchase orders to ensure deliveries are being made on time and contact suppliers regarding any overdue deliveries.
  • Help and support purchasing and production with relevant tasks when required.
  • Work in line with the business planned requirements as directed by the Procurement Manager.
  • Ensure all purchasing is carried out in an appropriate, cost-effective and safe manner.
  • Take the lead from the Procurement Manager to improve purchasing management systems, processes, best practices and continuous improvements.
  • Deliver the strategic and operational objectives set out by the Procurement Manager.
  • Ensure the organization’s processes remain legally compliant.
  • Record throughput on team board KPI’s.


Key Functional Responsibilities

Help carry out the annual stock take

Work with Production leads to ensure the correct level of materials are         available at all times.

Ensure each team board is attended daily, addressing each issue in an agreed timely manner.

Affect the departmental KPI’s positively each day.

Ensure you operate safely and respecting company H&S policies at all times.

Address departmental daily 5S requirements.

Ensure that the department is kept clean and tidy and end of shift checks are completed daily.

When required, provide the Sales team with lead-times based on the information provided by that team.

Suggest ways to improve Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD).

Provide any relevant information to warehouse / despatch teams.

 Key Performance Indicators

1.  Safety;  2. Supplier Quality; 3. Supplier on Time Delivery; 4. Inventory Days in Stock; 5. 5S

Relationships required


 

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Report to the Procurement Manager, and give daily updates on personal work based progress.       
 Maintain a good working relationship with all company departments and their employees.

 


Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications



 



Essential Experience and skills:
        
Experience in a purchasing role.

Good attention to detail.


Proficient use in all Microsoft packages – Outlook, Excel, Word

Experience in using ERP/MRP is preferable but not essential (SAP desirable) or similar

Excellent communication skills (for dealing with external suppliers and liaising with internal departments)
Negotiation skills
Good organisational skills
Good team player
Ability to demonstrate excellent time management skills
Great work ethic 
‘Can do’ attitude
Important qualities include integrity, accountability, empathy, humility, resilience, vision, influence and positivity.

 


Commitment to self development and training for this trainee role.

Qualifications sought but not mandatory



GCSEs in Maths, English, Science Grades C or above (grades 4 to 9 from 2019 onwards)

CIPS Diploma

 



Job specific notes
This role is not deemed to be a physically demanding.

 

     

Hours of work:  36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.15 pm with an unpaid lunch break of one hour.

25 days' holiday per year plus statutory holidays

Reporting to: Procurement Manager

 

 

 

 

 


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Evac Chesterfield

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S41 8NY Chesterfield Directions View page

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