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      Purchaser

      The Ability Matters Group (AMG) is a market leading international healthcare products and services provider, operating primarily in areas that enhance mobility and accessibility including orthotics, prosthetics and wheelchairs. We have in excess of 60 sites across the UK and Ireland, as well as operations in France, The Netherlands and Sweden; employing approximately 700+ staff.

      We are now seeking a Purchaser to join our team in either Abingdon or Birmingham.

      Job Summary:

      To procure goods and services on behalf of the company by using established procurement methodologies to ensure supply-chains are optimised and cost-efficient at all times.

      Purpose of the job

      • Procurement of all items required by the company including finished goods, components and consumables.
      • Maintain cost-effective stock levels at all times based on demand analysis and supplier performance. Just-In-Time principles.
      • Repetitive buying on long and short supply-chains.
      • New supplier validation and set-up.
      • Build relations with Existing and new suppliers and implement SLA
      • Monitoring supplier performance through agreed metrics that would cover Quality, Cost and Delivery.
      • Ensure ERP system and Item Cards are up to date at all times with the latest supplier information especially pricing, currency
      • Resolving defective product issues with suppliers to minimise impact on the company.

      Responsibilities & Tasks

      • Placing of purchase orders via ERP system.
      • Running outstanding PO reports to manage delivery expectations.
      • Produce KPI’s and reports for management reflecting the performance of the procurement function.
      • Supplier performance evaluation.
      Essential Desirable
      Qualifications Good understanding of English –Written and Verbal CIPS level 2 or above
      Experience At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role.

      Long and short lead time supply-chains.

      Experience of Quality and Environmental Management Systems.
      Skills Operational understanding of MRP or equivalent.

      Ability to calculate safety stock, re-order point and min/ max levels.

      Demonstrable skills in end-to-end planning of supply-chains to minimise gaps and overstocks.

      Good understanding of incoterms.

      Ability to select freight modalities (air, road and sea), to ensure that most cost-effective solutions are chosen at all times.

      Spend analysis.

      Negotiation

      Supplier selection and set up.

      High standard of MS Office experience especially Excel.

      Understanding of currency and commodity effects on purchase pricing.

      Experience in Kanban.

      Selection of appropriate packing materials.

      Microsoft Project or equivalent.

      Other Personal Qualities and any Special Physical Requirements
       
      High standards of accuracy.

      Ability to work with minimal guidance.

      Numerate.

      Calm but effective under pressure.

      To apply for the position, or for further information, please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@abilitymatters.com

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