Buyer (UK)

Elma UK is looking for a Buyer

Careers Posting

Elma UK, the UK subsidiary for the Elma Group, specialises primarily in the design, manufacture and integration of electronic packaging and processing systems used in a wide range of applications from Industrial Control through to Radar processing and Air-Traffic Management spanning Aerospace & Defence, Industrial Automation, Communications and Transportation.  Also from the company’s 30,000sq ft facility in Bedford, thousands of standard catalogue components produced at Elma factories around the world are distributed to UK based customers.   

Buyer 

Competitive purchasing of good quality parts delivered on time to specification are some of the cornerstones ensuring continued success at Elma UK. We are looking for a purchasing professional to join our team. The individual will have experience in buying parts for Electro-mechanical products from both new and existing vendors and managing our sub-contractor suppliers. 

The job: 

To work closely with the Purchasing Manager to source materials from new and existing vendors. To control Elma orders through from placement to on time delivery. Work with other teams within the business to assist with supplier sourcing issues. 

Key Skills:

  • Good attention to detail demonstrated by past success in order placement and management 
  • Have the initiative to work both independently and as part of a team 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal 
  • Good numeracy & computer skills, including Excel and Word 
  • Ability to organise, manage and prioritise workloads 
  • Previous experience of using MRP reporting to accurately schedule orders to meet their delivery requirements and quantities 
  • Strong commercial awareness when negotiating both price and delivery 
  • Ability to multitask when juggling order placement, expediting, and communicating with internal customers over material supply  

Main tasks:

  • Manage new and existing Elma suppliers to source high quality parts, delivered on time within target pricing 
  • For new orders review the Bills of Materials, working with the engineering team to resolve any issues
  • Find and add new approved suppliers to the purchasing system
  • Run Material Resource Planning to generate requirements
  • Obtain quotes for price and lead time from approved suppliers
  • Negotiate pricing and lead time to meet purchasing targets
  • Load purchase orders and place these on our suppliers
  • Ensure orders are confirmed by Suppliers within lead time, quantity and to price
  • Progress vendors in advance to ensure on time delivery
  • Manage any material non-conformances with suppliers
  • Support the Production team with any material related questions
  • Maintain the Elma Approved Supplier List
  • Carry out purchasing activities created by Engineering changes

The person:

We are looking for a confident individual with a can-do attitude, who is proactive and enthusiastic with a good work ethic, who wishes to learn new skills, develop and who enjoys the challenges faced in purchasing.

Qualifications required:

GCSE Minimum of Grade C and above in English and Mathematics or equivalent
CIPS qualified or working towards achieving this qualification

What we offer:

  • Salary between £25K & £35K (depending on experience) 
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Discretionary company bonus 
  • 33 days holiday (including statutory days) 
  • Free parking and easy access from the A421 
  • Medical cash plan & retail benefits 
  • Long standing established company 

Training and support on Elma processes and ERP system will be provided 

If you are interested in the position, please send your CV and covering letter explaining why your skills and experience match Elma’s requirements to [email protected] or by post to;  

FAO. Stuart Young, Elma Electronic UK Limited 
Solutions house 
Fraser road 
Priory Business Park  
Bedford 
MK44 3BF 
E-Mail: [email protected]

Successful applications will be contacted within 2 weeks of receipt of their application. http://www.elma.co.uk