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Italian Speaking Operational Buyer

Salary £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Location Nottinghamshire,
Job Type Permanent Jobs
Job Ref HQ00047504
Published 12 months ago

Job Description

Macildowie is pleased to be working with a large company based in Nottinghamshire to recruit an Italian speaking Operational Buyer for it's Head Office operation.

Reporting to the Head of Procurement you will be responsible for the following:

* Generate purchase orders in line with approved MRP and proactively seek supplier acknowledgements to deliver against on-time delivery targets
* Maintaining minimum stock levels whilst avoiding disruption to production
* Review invoices in query and address as appropriate in a timely manner taking necessary action and seeking the required approval to resolve and avoid any reoccurrence
* Coordinate the reduction and pro-active management of NCR's and ensure that quality or delivery requirements are adhered to
* Conduct formal market testing exercises as part of a continuous commercial review process (RFI/RFP)
* Support the new parts introduction process by obtaining the necessary information from suppliers and assisting in the improvement of this process
* Provide information and statistics with regard to purchasing activities as required to support business needs
* Collaborate and communicate effectively with all stakeholders
* Support on escalations of all portfolio items from other members of the team
* Coordinate and be responsible for specifically agreed projects as agreed with the management team
* Carry out supplier performance metrics and facilitate regular business review meetings with selected key suppliers
* Negotiate and implement commercial improvements with suppliers ensuring that the company is appropriately protected and ensuring that the lowest possible costs and best credit terms are negotiated
* Establish and maintain effective relationships with the company's suppliers and internal customers in accordance with the ethical code and standards of conduct maintaining the highest level of professionalism at all times
* Continually seek and identify areas for improvement, in line with the strategic direction of the purchasing organization with a view to improving service levels to customers
* Ensure proper and professional commercial engagement at all times
* Perform other specific and general duties as required and agreed

To be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

* Fluent Italian speaker ideally with Italian business experience
* CIPS qualifications (level 4 or higher) would be desirable but not essential
* Competent with Microsoft Office packages (Excel, Word, Outlook)
* Experience with SAP would be advantageous
* GCSE grade C or above in 5 subjects or equivalent qualifications required
* Able communicate effectively at all levels internally and externally
* A willingness to challenge the status quo and ability to deal with ambiguity
* Ability to generate improvement ideas and successfully implement them
* Able to develop and present business cases across a variety of topics
* Solid level of competence regarding analytical tasks and interpretation
* Able to work on own initiative and be able to work as part of team
* Solid track record in conducting negotiations

This is a great opportunity to join a large organisation as they look to restructure the business, offering genuine career opportunities and a salary of up to £30,000 depending upon experience plus other benefits.

Macildowie is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a rich history of enhancing the careers of professionals across the Midlands and the Northern Home Counties. We have an unrivalled understanding of the local market place and recruit for the majority of the regions premier employers. To search for all of our live jobs please visit us at

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