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Product & Purchasing Manager (Far East)

We are currently searching for a Product and Purchasing Manager on the Far East Division of this globally successful tour operator.
Applicants should have a detailed knowledge of the area they are responsible for - in this case the Far East and may even be open to relocating over seas for this opportunity.
Please note this job for Product & Purchasing Manager (Far East) was advertised some time ago and is now withdrawn.
1. Reporting directly to the Director of Land Product & Purchasing, the key focus of this role will centre around the negotiation and procurement of properties, suppliers and DMC partners in areas of responsibility.
2. *Maximise commercial return on relationships by ensuring highly competitive brochure contributions and sales overrides are incorporated into the contracting process. Many opportunities within the organisation. *Manage and oversee the XML relationships to ensure best rates whilst delivering the required product to brand managers.
(N.B. Product & Purchasing Manager (Far East) is shown for research purposes only.)
Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
*Procure best rate and allocation practice in all areas of responsibility ensuring the business receives the most competitive deals in the market place
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13/09 - Purchasing and Despatch Manager    Location: North Lanarkshire Dunbartonshire Scotland Lanarkshire Coatbridge ... Jobs

Key points: Purchasing & Despatch Manager Up to £30, 000 DOE + profit share potential We are seeking to employ and looking for a Purchasing & Despatch Manager for our highly-regarded client who are located in Coatbridge. The Candidate would be responsible for the supervision and overseeing of all aspects of Purchasing, Despatch and Customer Service by supporting the Operations Manager in leading a small team in successfully coordinating the smooth running of the department with a goal of fulfilling all customer orders whist striving to meet KPI s and business strategy. Experience within a manufacturing environment is sought. The Candidate will ideally have 4-5 years practical knowledge of working in a similar role with a proven track record of liaising with customers and suppliers on a steady basis. Must have a high level of competency in using Microsoft Office products and be proficient in the use of ERP/MRP as the employee will be influential in introducing new systems and procedures to the department. Knowledge of continuous process improvement initiatives would be desirable as would CIPS qualification although not required as the company would be willing to fund CIPS training as part of ongoing employee development. Must be able to keeppersonal flexibility for this hands-on role working with and supporting the team and offering help to the Operations Manager where it proves necessary. Must have the skillto organise, process and take responsibility for a variety of tasks and activities to meet customer requirements. Flexibility will also be sometimes required at the end of the working day, occasionally staying after normal hours when required to finish off any outstanding issues from the day. Important job duties & Vacancy responsibilities: Purchase of materials, negotiating with suppliers to make sure best price and service whilst developing and maintaining supplier relationships and investigating potential new suppliersReview run rates of fast moving products and manage raw material inventory levels working successfully with suppliers in the procurement of materials and supply chain process improvementsResponsible for On-Time Delivery of components and other materials to help production and avoid line stoppage expediting when necessaryMonitor improve and response supplier performance to allow continuous improvementStock check and stock valuation as requiredGenerate productsreceived notes for receipt of goodsProvide costing information and purchasing trend analysis when required participating in purchasing improvement projects.Processing customer purchase orders, generating sales orders and work orders to meet delivery requirementsWith the team, agree daily and weekly production and delivery schedules and forecasts to plan and prioritise production workload to meet OTTP delivery datesProcess work orders and raw material stock downloadUse customer specific portals to assist with planning, sales order generation and order d ..........

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17/09 - Purchasing Executive    Location: Lanarkshire Glasgow Scotland ... Jobs

Key points: Job Description The Category Manager will take ownership of the tendering process for a wide range of complex Commodities for Works, products& Services, conducting Sub OJEU & OJEU Procurement. They will have the skillto manage, lead project manage, drive, negotiate and deliver complex projects and stakeholders through the procurement process from beginning to end whilst maintaining critical deadlines. They will be expected to deliver a customer focused and professional service, as well as manage, coach and mentor procurement officers as appropriate. The Category Manager will require to deliver target savings, efficiencies and recognise opportunities in order to deliver added value. The Candidate will be aware of and up to date with recent legislative changes to the procurement process and be proficient in the use of PCSt. This post primarily deals with the Food and Drink sector and Community Equipment and it would be desirable if jobseekers had experience in either of these sectors. Application Packs Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, Audio and other languages. To request an alternative Application Pack phone 0141 287 1054. Packs will be posted out to you within 3 working days of receiving your phone request. Please note the closing date of the job advert to make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to complete your application form and return it to us. Further Information For further information about working for us refer to our website Working for us.See also: Person Specification.pdf Role Profile.pdf. This job was initially submitted as ..........

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13/09 - Buyer    Location: West Lothian Scotland Jobs

Key points: Excellent opportunity for a talented and knowledgable Buyer to be working with a globalwide manufacturing organisation located in West Lothian.

Your job duties will include being responsible for the control and reporting of all raw material supply for the business.

Key responsibilities will include:

- Purchasing all raw materials for manufacturing sites in Europe.
- Involved with agreementreview process, outlining critical information and timelines relating to materials.
- Launching production work orders and monitoring and reporting launches against operational priorities.
- Report material performance across the organisation inputting to P&L and monthly reporting packs.
- Work closely with the planning to highlight potential issues and opportunities to production plan.
- Management of customer scorecard to checkperformance and follow up on actions/escalations.


- earlier work experience working in a procurement role within a manufacturing environment is sought for this role.
- PC Literate and high level of competence on Microsoft Office.
- Excellent organisation skills with high attention to detail.
- Must have excellent verbal and written conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact. ..........

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12/09 - Buyer    Location: Glasgow Scotland Lanarkshire ... Jobs

Key points: Search Consultancy has been engaged by a global manufacturing business who are currently looking to recruit a Buyer. This position will be based near Glasgow and is offered on a permanent basis. The successful Buyer will be expected to hit the ground running and therefore it is sought that jobseekers have demonstrable experience in a similar role. Key Vacancy responsibilities.Liaise with suppliers and work to achieve reduction in purchase costs while striving to maintain/improve quality where required Highlight all shortages asap and ensure appropriate action is taken swiftly Send RFQ's to supplier base Source new suppliers, ensuring they are appraised thoroughly before inclusion Expedite delivery of critical components where it proves necessarySkills & Experience.CIPS qualification preferred Significant experience of MRP/ERP system.Commercially astute Confident communicatorA generous pay coupled with a comprehensive benefits package is offered in return. To apply, deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) via this website. Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified or qualified jobseekers, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age. ..........

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12/09 - Buyer    Location: Alloa Clackmannanshire Scotland ... Jobs

Key points: Based in Alloa, Eden Scott's client is looking to hire a Buyer to procure productsand services in line with business requirements.

Applicants must have demonstrable experience of Purchasing and supplier management and be able to grow Supplier relationships through direct visits, performance reviews and collaboration initiatives.


The Buyer will be involved in the negotiation of purchase savings, improving lead times and supplier on time delivery performance. The Candidate will be expected to communicate progress of ordered productsand services to internal stakeholders as well as taking the full responsibility for the administration of Supplier Database (new supplier request forms, amendment of existing supplier details, dealing with supplier questionnaires etc).

Other Duties for this job will include:

- examinethe purchase spend to highlight potential for setting up Framework Agreements (including retrospective turnover agreements) and strategic Alliances/Partnerships
- Ensure that productsand services are procured only from approved sources in accordance with Supplier Selection and Approval Procedure
- Request detailed and documented proposals (RFP - for contracts) or quotes (RFQ for one off purchases) as required
- Carry out analysis and prepare comparison matrix to show overall successfulness prior to agreementaward
- Ensure that all information drawings and procedures called for on a planned purchase order purchase requisition or any relevant specification are managed by Document Control
- Place purchase orders and ensure compliance with authorisation matrix and approval list
- Ensure that official acknowledgements to Purchase Orders are received for all high value/critical product direct spend orders
- Expedite productsand services to make sure on-time delivery to specified locations
- Rationalise the Vendor database by setting up partnerships and Framework Agreements with key strategic vendors and measure compliance using supplier scorecards
- Work to department KPIs and in accordance with documented policy and procedures
- Utilise available tools and systems (e-sourcing, e-procurement, performance scorecards and spend analysis database as and when required


Knowledge of procurement principals and techniques including commercial awareness, analysis, preparation and reporting of purchase spend is necessary.

Prior experience of service business is highly advantageous, ideally within an engineering environment.

CIPS Level 4 (or working towards) is desirable but not required. ..........

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02/09 - Senior Sub Contract Buyer    Location: Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland ... Jobs

Key points: I am actively assisting a global leader in defence electronics who is seeking a Senior Sub agreementBuyer for their procurement team. The employer specialises in delivering mission critical systems for situational awareness, electronic warfare and surveillance across land sea and air.

The successful Sub agreementBuyer will be a qualified team player with an inventive, pioneering and innovative, analytical mind. The Sub agreementBuyer must have the skillto influence, negotiate and communicate (written & oral).

Key responsibilities for the Desk Sub agreementBuyer:

- Primary interface with key parts of the supply chain.
- Conversion of authorised demand into Purchase Orders in line with the strategy for the respective projects.
- Leading, co-ordinating and communicating solutions to supply chain problems whether the primary dependence is internal or within the supply chain.
- Establishing commercial outline agreements with the supply chain where required.
- Contribute to Phase Review deliverables i.a.w. Life Cycle Management guidelines.
- Procurement interface at internal progress meetings on all related material and configuration issues.
- Have a sound understanding of Sub-contract Management principles, tools and techniques.
- Manage Suppliers through various process Gateways
- Procurement interface with all disciplines within the internal Integrated Product Teams.
- Manage accurate maintenance of Purchase Order system data on SAP OTD, Overdues, Acknowledgements other KPI's.
- Manage/component obsolescence recognition and mitigation.
- Maintenance of a healthy material pipeline in support of the SAP MRP demand.
- Management of Internal stakeholders (Project / Eng / Ops / QA).

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01/09 - Senior Buyer Polmadie, Glasgow    Location: Glasgow Scotland Lanarkshire ... Jobs

Key points: Job functions and responsibilities: Responsible for ensuring material availability in the stores to allow completion of the maintenance plan. Sourcing of components to make sure compliance with specifications skillto negotiate with suppliers focusing on cost, quality and value checksupplier performance against lead times, quality and service. Continually review stock holding set minimum order levels based on supplier lead times and parts usage. Order stock in a timely manner to make sure that minimum holding quantities are maintained. Responsible for review and implementation of all stores and purchasing related ISO9001 quality procedures. Report on material availability and supplier performance as required by the Purchasing Manager and in accordance with key KPI's. Assist various internal and external departments to give the best possible procurement support for all business requirements. skillto liaise with clients and comply with procurement contractual obligationsTechnical Competenciesrequired5 years' experience in a Purchasing Role3rd level qualification in a relevant Business or Engineering discipline Excellent IT skillsStrong Organisational skillsexemplary conversational and conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interactAbility to work to specific deadlines and meet agreementKPI'sCIPS Qualified (Ideally MCIPS or working towards)Clean Driver's LicenseDesirableThe skillto speak another languageprevious work experience working in an engineering environmentUnderstanding of mechanical & electrical systems and componentsInitial training will take place in Manchester for approx 3 days per week during the first 3/4 months.Applications should be sent for the attention of Marcus Kane. Closing date for applications is 29th September 2017. NO AGENCIES..This job was initially submitted as ..........

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13/09 - Procurement Specialist/Buyer    Location: Fife Glenrothes Scotland Jobs

Key points: An exciting and demanding opportunity has arisen for a Procurement Specialist/Buyer based at our site in Markinch, ScotlandRole descriptionWorking as a Procurement Specialist you will lead manage and govern assigned external spend by ensuring short and long term value. The Candidate will do this by the formulation and implementation of category sourcing strategies achieving both business objectives and/or the lowest total Cost of Ownership. The Candidate will need to foster strong relationships with stakeholders to help best value to the business.Skills and experienceRelevant qualifications to Chartered (MCIPS) status is preferableExtensive experience of high value strategic sourcing involving complex services and processesProven capability/skills in complex negotiations and deal closingAbility to influence and manage across multi-disciplinary teamsHighly motivated and possess strong interpersonal skillsExperience of working to tight timescales with the minimum of guidance, able to multi taskAble to communicate successfully across all levels of the businessExperience of being able to work at an expert level within a large company structure and dealing with major vendorsExpert understanding of goods/service supply markets including cost and value driversFully committed and flexible to meet business requirements constantly looking to improve serviceWhy work for usAs well as a generous pay and impressive benefits package you ll also get the opportunity to really shape the future of our business. Along the way we ll give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long term ambitions.Please apply online by selecting the 'Apply' button and uploading your CV directly. Applications will only be accepted via the Apply button.Agencies: RWE operate a preferred supplier arrangement, however if you wish to be considered at the next review session send a brief overview of your capability to . ..........

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12/09 - Buyer    Location: Fife Glenrothes Scotland Jobs

Key points: Search Consultancy has partnered with an established and leading Manufacturing business located in Glenrothes to assist with their current Recruitment drive. As part of their expansion they are quickly seeking a Buyer to be working with their team on a permanent basis. Reporting directly to Operations Manager the selected jobseeker for this new vacancy will play a key role in ensuring all productsand services are purchased in a cost-successful and timely manner. Further to this, they will be expected to assume responsibility for full Procurement process and have a strong focus on Continuous Improvement.Key Duties:.Sourcing, Negotiation and Supplier Selection Continuously review Purchase Order System, ensuring it is updated accurate and fit for purpose checkvalue offered by existing suppliers and ensure pricing remains competitive Ongoing review of customer demands Efficient stock control Skills & Experience: Purchasing experience within manufacturing environment Continuous Improvement experience Advanced Excel skills Strong negotiator In return a generous pay will be offered. Please apply via this website today to register your interest. Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified or qualified jobseekers, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age. ..........

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02/09 - Buyer/Planner    Location: Lanarkshire Glasgow Scotland ... Jobs

Key points: We have a motivating and challenging job opportunity with a growing organisation looking for an enthusiastic and aspiring individual to be working with their company and business as a Buyer/Planner.

This is a privately owned manufacturing and packing FMCG business that has BRC A grade accreditation and are site-approved by every UK retailer. They offer a large range of products, with innovation manufacturing, packaging and dispatch all located on one site.

This is a fast paced FMCG environment that is the 'go-to' company for innovation in its sector. The company are keen to bring someone on board they can develop and will invest in the successful jobseeker for this new vacancy to achieve this. This is a key role and will liaise closely with other areas of the business daily and will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following areas:

- Production Planning
- Drive inventory pipeline management practices and processes to meet customer needs and all asset management objectives
- Develop and keepstrong customer vendor alliances
- Lead and/or participate in materials management projects
- checkKPI's
- Production Buying
- Transfer sales and operation planning into Master Schedule
- Measure production against forecast
- Ensure min/max stock levels are adhered to
- Ensure daily, weekly and monthly plans are communicated throughout the business

This is a unique opportunity to be working with a growing business with plenty of scope for personal development and career advancement. ..........

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13/09 - Buyer    Location: Glasgow Scotland Lanarkshire ... Jobs

Key points: Lusona Consultancy are currently working with a fast-paced food manufacturing organisation in Glasgow who are looking to appoint to a Buyer join their purchasing team. The Buyer will be responsible for placing orders for raw materials, packaging and ingredients to make sure continuity of supply against the site production plan. The Buyer will upload inventory and forecast data to allow the MRP to be calculated. They will place orders, ensure stock levels are correct and expedite orders to site. The Buyer will work closely with their colleagues in Production Planning, NPD and Sales and update with them steadyly on any issues relating to deliveries, stock and quality. Experience and Knowledge required for the vacancy.Experience of working as an Assistant Buyer / Expeditor / Buyer - Great Opportunity if you are seeking to employ and looking for that next career stepIntermediate Excel skillsAbility to manage and process all paperwork related to the purchasing processHighly organised with the skillto deal with multiple requirements and constant changeBe a problem solver - always seeking the solutionStrong analytical skills Interested? Please deliver your curriculum vitae (CV) today.... ..........

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13/09 - Buyer/Planner    Location: Scotland Lanarkshire Glasgow ... Jobs

Key points: Buyer/Planner - Glasgow - Great Western Road This role will be responsible for the timely purchase and supply of packaging material required to help the production needs of the business, whilst optimising on-site inventory and cost parameters. The individual will also be expected to give a certain amount of support to the PM including project work and supplier management. Reporting to the Procurement Manager key responsibilities for this role include:.Regular analysis, preparation & purchase of raw materials from suppliers. Ensure products are within agreed specifications. Maintaining IT system (SAP) to facilitate material receipt. Attend steady supplier reviews and conduct external audits. Work closely with PM in order to manage supplier relationships and maximise customer service levels. Clear communication with Production Warehousing, Brands Packaging & Customer Service functions. The successful applicant will have excellent influencing skills, in addition to excellent attention to detail. They will have excellent verbal and written conversation discuss issues and skillto positively interact and will work well as part of a co-ordinated group. Computer literacy is sought (MS Office), whilst knowledge of SAP would be preferable. The Candidate must have a valid Driving Licence and educated to Higher grade or equivalent. The role would offer the right jobseeker for this new vacancy the opportunity to develop buying, planning and supplier management skills, broaden their commercial and technical experience and through successful teamwork, enhance their appreciation of the cross functional collaboration required within the Edrington production operation. ..........

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