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Job Reference: SC/HQ1242

Purchasing Stores and Logistics Leader

  • Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Life Sciences Team
  • £32000 - £32000

Purchasing Stores and Logistics Leader

  • The candidate will should have prior knowledge in a procurement role and knowledge of industry practices in a manufacturing business
  • Strong communication skills are essential with the ability to liaise with all levels of personnel and management of a broad range of suppliers to negotiate pricing and manage delivery schedules.
  • The role will involve working with all areas of the business.

Main Purpose

  • You will be responsible for procurement planning, purchasing, inventory management and Logistics.
  • You will oversee every stage of the product lifecycle from purchase of raw materials, organising the processing and storage of products and ensuring on time delivery to customer
  • Responsible for continuous improvement you will drive standard work ensuring quality processes are implemented and sustained
  • Works alongside all departments
  • Reports to the Manufacturing Manager

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all relevant procedures and processes are followed and adhered to in line with the Company’s procedures and requirements.
  • Management and measure of suppliers.
  • Purchase goods, materials, components or services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets organisation wide.
  • Negotiate competitive pricing and contracts with supplier agreements.
  • Identification of supplier performance and capabilities, implementing improvement actions ensuring value for money.
  • Maintenance of purchase orders / open order book
  • Improving the overall supply chain performance and look for any possible innovations to the process.
  • Report to relevant departments communicating any supply problems which may impact on business operations.
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities.
  • Continuously monitors and adjusts inventory of production material and components to minimize obsolescence.
  • Plan, co-ordinate and monitor the receipt, storage and dispatch of goods.
  • Supervise and control Works order picking, issuing completion and closure.
  • Organise, facilitate and manage stock takes/Cycle Counts at regular intervals.
  • Identification and implementation of cost reduction initiatives
  • Responsible for driving Standard Work and ensuring quality processes are implemented to ensure a “Right First Time” product to the customer aligned with their expectation.
  • Identify opportunities to implement shop floor based Kanban locations in conjunction with production management to minimise stockholding and reduce operator travel and material transportation.
  • Play a Key role in supporting the implementation of MRP/Kanban into the business.
  • Oversee the logistics process, including all export developments and requirements, of finished goods to customer.
  • Provide a safe working environment, adhering to Health, Safety and Environmental procedures and ensuring they are understood and practiced by the team at all times.
  • Managing, motivating and developing team members in your area of responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing Principles JIT, Cellular manufacturing, pull systems, Kanban essential.
  • Experience of implementation of MRP into a business as a lead, or major support to lead implementer.
  • Experience of standard enterprise resource planning (ERP). Experience with SAGE beneficial.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Analytical, numerically astute with strong demonstrated problem solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of Post Brexit planning and compliance desirable.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with team memebrs, suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Significant exposure to a “change environment” and conversant with managing and supporting people through change.
  • Able to monitor employee productivity and performance and provide constructive feedback and coaching.
  • Good understanding of supply chain and Logistics processes and their interdependencies
  • Knowledge of exporting goods internationally.
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets.

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