Henry Schein Animal Health
03 Aug 2017
03 Sep 2017
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to identify profit opportunities through reviewing existing sources, identifying new suppliers with improved prices and negotiating improved terms that generate benefit for a global leader in animal healthcare.

Details about the Client

Our client is a global leading animal healthcare company offering veterinary supplies and solutions to over 26000 professionals. This position is based in Dumfries, Scotland and reporting to the Purchasing Supervisor

Detailed Job Description

Maintain Fill Rate for Stocked lines at or above set goal of 98+% by ensuring effective replenishment through consistent open order book management

Manage customer back orders by working in conjunction with Purchasing Assistants to correct supply chain on advance notification of a potential issue, continuing the resolution if the product does back order. At all times ensuring good quality communication occurs within the business to maximise customer service.

Maintain E3 parameters to ensure cost effective placement of orders on a daily basis to meet service and profit requirements

Attain Key Metrics as defined by the department lead related to E3 and order book maintenance

Actively seek best pricing through negotiation, market awareness and price list management

Ensure that all relevant supplier details and product price information is accurately maintained on the appropriate system, working closely with the IM Gatekeepers to ensure all price lists are updated on a timely basis enabling the correct forward buy investment to be made

Ensure Freight costs are managed to optimise costs for the supply chain, working to best practice guidelines as defined by the department lead

Control inventory levels through focused activity on new item management, overstock management and maintenance of E3 parameters to ensure inventory accuracy levels are attained and working capital maximised

Develop supplier relationships and introduce measurement tools to improve supplier performance

Develop internal relationships, influencing key internal customers to promote professional purchasing principals across the business ensuring timely communication and problem resolution.

Progress and achieve set objectives as defined by the Department Head on a yearly basis

Candidate's Profile

Identify opportunities to improve margin by identifying new sources of supply from either the existing approved supply base or where necessary opening up new sources, completing the vendor due diligence process where necessary

Cost effectively negotiate supply agreements for a range of Special Products to secure best cost of acquisition to meet Customer demands

Manage the supply chain for key Special Product Vendors including sourcing upon request special products to meet customer requirements

Constantly review and suggest improvements to processes to bring efficiencies/cost savings to the Supply Chain

Well-developed Influencing ability

Analytical / Logical

Results / Profit Orientated

Process Driven / Methodical

Creative / Innovative

Collaborative Nature

Professional Communication Style

Strong Administrative Skills, essential

Ability to prioritise and handle multiple projects and daily tasks, essential

Education-Minimum A Level Standard required

Purchasing or Logistics Qualification preferred

Specialised Knowledge and Skills:

Microsoft Office (including outlook)

Microsoft Excel (advanced knowledge is required)

JDA E3 experience preferred

ERP system experience, system is bespoke so training will be provided

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Access

What's on offer

Attractive salary plus benefits

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.


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