Buyer

Location

Crewe

Description

Are you a skilled negotiator with a knack for ensuring timely and cost-effective procurement? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your expertise in supply chain management can make a significant impact? If so, Aztec Aerosols has the perfect opportunity for you!

About Us:
Aztec Aerosols is a dynamic and growing company committed to delivering high-quality products to our customers. We're looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented Buyer to join our team and help us maintain our high standards of production efficiency and supplier relationships.

Operating since 1995 undertaking Aerosol Contract Filling for customers we have been based on Gateway in Crewe since 1999 and the site has grown in size and market presence. In 2017, the business was acquired by the Instarmac group plc, a privately owned manufacturing business, who are an award winning Times top 100 business who supply products to the Highway maintenance, Tiling, Commercial flooring and External hard landscaping markets to most continents across the world.

This is an exciting time to join our business and be part of our success!

Duties

Some of the key responsibilities for this role will include:
• Ensure Accurate Supply: Maintain sufficient levels of components to meet production needs and place orders for production
and other departments.
• Order Placement: Handle the ordering of production materials and ad-hoc items as required by the company.
• Supplier Management: Communicate with suppliers to obtain delivery status of orders and ensure timely fulfilment as well as
ensuring effective quality standards, scoring, and auditing against QMS, which may include UK and international travel.
Challenge, improve, and develop a long-term vision of the supplier portfolio strategy.
• Negotiation & continuous improvement: Negotiate to obtain the best prices for purchased products and actively seek
opportunities for trade, value, seasonality, and continuous demand improvement.
• Production Planning Assistance: Assist with production planning and schedule required delivery timescales.
• Sales Collaboration: Work closely with the Sales Team to align purchases with sales and marketing strategies & respond to
product and brand priorities as requested by the sales team.
• MRP System Use: Fulfill requirements through the MRP purchasing system.
• Marketing Support: Collaborate with the Marketing & Merchandising team to procure retail fixtures, POS, POP materials, and marketing services to support the Sales and Marketing strategy.

Requirements

Qualifications:
• Proven experience as a Buyer or in a similar procurement role.
• Strong negotiation skills and ability to obtain the best prices for products.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
• Proficiency in using MRP purchasing systems.
• Ability to work closely with cross-functional teams, including sales and marketing.
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Willingness to travel for supplier management and auditing purposes.
• Experience in supplier and contractor management, including quality standards and auditing.

What We Offer:
• Competitive salary and great benefits package.
• Opportunities for professional growth and development.
• A collaborative and supportive work environment.

If you're ready to take on this exciting challenge and contribute to our company's success, we want to hear from you! Whilst the role is primarily office based there will be a requirement to travel to suppliers for auditing purposes so a full driving licence is essential.

Application Details

To apply for this position - please email us at careers@aztecaerosols.com