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.
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
Responsibilities & Tasks
|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.
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.
Calm but effective under pressure.
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