Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer Jobs

As a Procurement Manager you will be responsible for buying anything a company might need in order to operate effectively. This could include equipment, goods and services, such as the raw materials to make a particular product, or the energy source used to power a factory. You will play a vital role in the operation of the business.

Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs is the process of planning, implementing and controlling the operations of the supply chain as efficiently as possible. Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs include all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption. Importantly, Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs also includes coordination and collaboration with channel partners, which can be suppliers, intermediaries, third-party service providers, and customers. In essence, Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs integrates supply and demand management within and across companies.

Procurement/Supply Chain Buyer jobs key responsibilities include;

  • Releasing purchases orders to suppliers based on MRP planned orders.
  • Lead efforts to implement MRP system and other supply chain business systems as required, establish site training programs for these systems.
  • Drive effective implementation of design to cost methodology within the project team.
  • Purchase order management through open order reconciliation and rescheduling.
  • Identify and design the necessary periodic reports which should be made available, MRP, Rescheduling, Shortage etc.
  • Manage excess and obsolete materials to ensure no exposure at product end of life or transition.
  • Manage relationships with procurement organisations.
  • Input cost information to Sourcing Manager
  • Place and expedite orders in line with project requirements
  • Maintain supplier files with relevant qualification history and appropriate documents.
  • Develop with production and other functions and execute the production scheduling processes and develop and maintain SOPs for Planning / Operations.
  • Carry out monthly/quarterly/ yearly planning for organisation.
  • Set finished goods inventory targets to facilitate the measurement of actual versus goal.
  • Participate in the yearly budgeting process for the plant.
  • Liaise with relevant departments on site with regards to customer complaints.
  • Complete month end processing and associated reports.

Skills and qualities

To become an SCM, you will need:

  • brilliant customer service skills
  • great motivational skills
  • excellent time management
  • a great understanding as to how business work and operate, including finance

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