Buyer

Date:  Jul 2, 2024
Location: 

Corlu, Tekirdag, TR

Travel:  Up to 25 % Travel
Company:  Lindsay Turkey
Description: 

 

 

Job Description

 

 

Date issued:

 

Updated Version:

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Job Title:

 

Buyer

 

 

Department:

Factory  - Indirect

 

 

 

 

Reporting (Accountable) to:

Supply Chain Manager

Direct Reports:

 

 

Career Path:

 

Name of Job Holder:

 

 

 

SUMMARY AND PURPOSE:

 

The Buyer is responsible for supporting the company with the selection and procurement of products. Sourcing, negotiating and buying of goods, materials and services to meet the Company’s operational requirements. Support the Buyer in the purchase of goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.

 

 

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES:

 

As an employee of Lindsay Sulama with a 1 year contract, the employee’s responsibilities are, but not limited to:

 

  1. Building and maintaining positive supplier/vendor relations

 

  1. Assist with preparing competitive retail and pricing strategies (evaluate prices of goods on the quotation and decide on pricing).

 

  1. Writing, placing, and tracking purchase orders with vendors

 

  1. Negotiating specifications, pricing, and deadlines (for delivery) with vendors

 

  1. Suppliers:
    1. Receive information (e.g. compliance) on potential suppliers from the Supply Chain Manager, develop a supplier data base and on instruction will follow up with these suppliers.
    2. For normal consumables he/she will evaluate quotations sent to various suppliers and put in orders.
    3. Manage supplier Invoice Queries and resolve in agreed time-scales.
    4. Liaise with suppliers on quality problems in conjunction with company quality standard.
    5. Assist in data collection on supplier performance (e.g. on-time delivery).  Keep list and submit to Operations Manager.

 

 

  1. Planning, monitoring and maintaining suitable inventory levels on normal consumables but not on safety stock.  MRP report is run to determine e.g. safety stock.

 

  1. Participate in Vendor Meetings

 

  1. Provide support in undertaking due diligence of suppliers/vendors and ensure that new suppliers/vendors are recorded and registered on the relevant business system (NAV).

 

  1. Imports:
  1. Need to ensure that it gets to suppliers
  2. Do reconciliation of sales orders, commercial invoices, shipping documents.
  3. When shipping documents are received, will ask clearing agent to do shipping, ensure that all importing documents are correct to ensure delivery in SA.
  4. Keep import tracking list up to date.

 

10.       Manage the Cleaning team at office and factory

 

11.       Manage the upkeep of the gardens and inside plants at premises.

 

12.       General Office Housekeeping:

Deal with internal queries from staff and management on office equipment and supplies(replacement, repairs, framing and hanging of info in office, etc.)

 

13.       Coordinate Events Management, arrange catering

 

 

 

REQUIRED STANDARDS (JOB HOLDER AND HIS/HER DEPARTMENT) IN TERMS OF MEASUREMENT / KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPI

 

  1. Products are purchased at the right time, to specification and at budgeted price.

 

  1. Positive, long term relationships with vendors are established

 

  1. Value of Procurement Savings

 

  1. Supplier Returns (Quality)

 

  1.  Suppliers meeting SLA’s

 

  1.  Procurement budget achieved.

 

  1.  Accuracy of Vendor and product data recorded

 

  1.  Reduction in procurement costs

 

  1. Compliance to company guidelines and purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts, are adhered to.

 

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

Competencies:

 

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work independently
  • Analytical thinking ability in being able to evaluate various data (vendors, pricing, etc)
  • Passion for staying current on the trends within the industry
  • Expert understanding of the company’s products and quality.
  • Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers, vendors
  • Able to manage time effectively, prioritise tasks and achieve set targets
  • Commercial and financial awareness
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to make sound decisions

 

 

Skills (Technical, Behavioural and other):

 

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent influencing skills
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Skilled in MS Office packages and excellent in inventory management software (NAV)
  • Strong problem-solving skills

 

 

Knowledge:      

 

  • Manufacturing environment and related industry knowledge
  • Business administration and record keeping
  • Knowledge of product categories and markets including manufacture processes and costs, product make-up’s, specifications and raw material costs

 

 

Education/ Qualification: 

 

Preferred/Recommended:           Bachelor's Degree

 

 

Experience                                        

 

Preferred/Recommended:           1-3 years’ relevant work experience in a competitive, pressurized working environment, doing procurement or work as a buyer working closely with suppliers, vendors in the manufacturing environment.

 

 

 

 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Lindsay Corporation does not accept unsolicited referrals or resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. We will not consider unsolicited referrals and/or resumes from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies, fee-based referral services and recruiting agencies. Lindsay Corporation will not pay a fee to a recruiter or agency that does not have a signed vendor agreement with Lindsay Corporation. Any resume or CV submitted to any employee of Lindsay Corporation without having a vendor agreement in place will be considered property of Lindsay Corporation. Lindsay Corporation will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.


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