Purchasing Executive (Far East)

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 27th April 2018
  • £21000 - £23000 per Annum
  • Ref: SW1215
Purchasing Executive (Far East)

My client is a rapidly expanding, family run business, looking to recruit a Purchasing Executive / Buyer to manage suppliers from China and the Far East. It's a close-knit team, and service a large customer base locally and nationally, including several high-profile blue-chip clients. This is an excellent opportunity for a driven Buyer with experience of critical path and strong organisational skills, who is used to working in a project based way to tight deadlines.

*Liaising with offshore suppliers - predominantly in China and the Far East
*Ensures critical dates are met in production and product development of offshore orders to minimise delays
*Ensures quality and compliance are met against specifications for products and samples
*Supports the Purchasing Manager in all administration tasks for offshore development and production
*Management of ordering and OTD of all products for critical orders
*Exporting and analysing data to support in supplier performance management
*Investigates accuracy of purchase invoices and resolve queries in a timely manner
*Driving through the offshore process - from development and testing stage, through to delivery

*Experience of Far East product development and production in a fast-paced environment
*Must have experience of Critical Path management, Quality Control, and Factory Auditing when dealing with suppliers
*Ability to work well under pressure and deliver high standards of work to tight deadlines
*Logical, organised, process-driven and analytical
*Comfortable working independently but can also be hands-on in supporting the Purchasing Manager where necessary

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