Purchasing Officer

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Moore Concrete

E: recruitment@moore-concrete.com

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W: http://www.moore-concrete.com

Since its formation in 1978, Moore Concrete Products Ltd has developed into a world class, quality focused, precast concrete manufacturer based outside Ballymena. The company is customer focus led, ensuring the continued evolution of our extensive product range, designed to meet the requirements of civil infrastructure, agriculture and building customers across the UK and Ireland.

We are now recruiting for a Purchasing Officer to join the expanding procurement team. The purpose of the role is to liaise with colleagues, building specifications for goods and services that are procured as efficiently as possible, to support the needs of the overall business.

Hours of work:
Standard hours will be Monday to Friday 8.00am – 5.00pm. 40 hours per week. Flexibility is required to work additional hours on occasion as needed.

Job responsibilities:
Working with other departments to create specification to ensure goods & services procured best meet business needs.
Purchase goods, materials, and services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings.
Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes, including communication and negotiation of resolution to any supply problems, which may impact the business.
Extending supplier network by building, maintaining and managing supplier relationships.
Minimise stock holding and ensure timely controlled delivery of goods and services to departments across the business.
Provide analysis / reports on costs, new and existing suppliers.
Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation.
Work closely with others in the procurement function and review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements.
Management of Brexit customs paperwork.
Ensure compliance with company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures.
Any other duties deemed necessary by your manager.

Essential Criteria:
Previous procurement experience and strong ability in supplier management.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work as part of a busy team.
Forward thinking, with forecasting experience. 
Strong capability to deal professionally with customers, clients & colleagues.
Proactive approach to problem solving.
Willingness to be flexible to suit business needs.
Good organisational and time management skills, with ability to prioritise a busy work schedule.
Confident in using computer software such as Microsoft Office programmes.

Desirable Criteria:
Driven individual with experience working in manufacturing environment. 
Product knowledge of precast building products.
Experience in meeting KPIs and targets.
Full driving license.

Company Benefits:
Pension scheme
Company sick pay
Private healthcare scheme
AXA Insurance discount
On-site parking
Cycle to work scheme
Life Insurance policy
30 days holidays
Employee Referral scheme

Closing date for applications: 26th April 2024 @5pm 
Please visit our website www.moore-concrete.com/careers to apply for this vacancy.
Moore Concrete is an Investors in People Company and Equal Opportunities Employer

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