Location Lisburn, County Antrim
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 3 months ago
Contact Glenda Reddington
Job Ref GR285_1550482252

Job Description


Location: Lisburn

Salary: Negotiable DOE

Grafton Specialist team are delighted to be working alongside a superb manufacturing company, who due to rapid expansion are seeking to add to their procurement department.


  • Procurement / buying of direct / indirect materials in line with inventory targets.
  • Raising purchase requisitions and purchase orders for suppliers.
  • Progressing / expediting orders with suppliers to ensure on time deliveries and maintenance of appropriate inventory levels.
  • Validating and implementing MRP outputs.
  • Monitoring supplier performance.
  • Maintenance of supplier schedules in line with demand requirements.
  • Ensuring cost effectiveness of all purchases.
  • Interprets data and provides recommendations and/or defines trends that result in improved inventory holding efficiency.
  • Ensuring the accurate and timely maintenance of all systems and records.
  • Developing and testing systems within the purchasing department.
  • Liaising with suppliers and internal department managers.
  • Developing / maintaining current ISO standards.
  • Provide cover and assistance to colleagues when required.
  • Additional duties which may be required by management from time to time.


  • Educated to A Level standard with GCSEs Grade C passes, to include English & Math's or equivalent;
  • Minimum of 2 years' relevant experience of buying / procurement within an MRP environment;
  • Experience of purchasing and procurement within a manufacturing or FMCG environment.
  • Working knowledge of efficient materials flow and best practice;
  • Experience of supplier selection;
  • Strong track record of negotiating procurement / buying terms;
  • Experience of report writing;
  • 2 years experience of using an ERP system and specific Purchasing modules on an ERP system;
  • Expert knowledge of Excel functions including V Lookup, Pivot tables, formulas etc;
  • High level of computer literacy, to include MS PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.


  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or similar;
  • Level 4 CIPS Qualification;
  • Previous experience of Navision or similar ERP system;
  • Willing to travel.

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