• Ensure all raw material demands are analysed and Purchase Orders executed daily in conjunction with the local buyers
  • Ensure global safety stocks are accurate and updated in AX in line with global sales forecasts and changing demands
  • To have zero Purchase Orders without unconfirmed delivery dates
  • To have supplier lead times regularly updated in order to support smooth running of AX and CTP
  • To maximise the potential savings by centralising the purchase of non-commodity raw materials taking advantage of group consolidated demand

  • Responsible for support to the local buyers and covering their roles during holidays/illness/increased demand or lack of local resource to ensure the Daily buying is carried out and the necessary Purchase Orders raised on time
  • Responsible for streamlining and harmonising the global buying process
  • To provide a direct link between Global Procurement and local buyers/order placers
  • Responsible for analysing raw material safety stocks and liaising with local buyers to ensure the safety stocks are updated on time in AX
  • Responsible for ensuring global purchasing parameters are kept up to date in AX. Vendor lead times/pack sizes/min/max order quantities
  • To assist the local buyers in ensuring Purchase Order confirmations are received in a timely manner and AX is constantly updated
  • Responsible for centralising, coordinating and contracting small order purchasing across the manufacturing sites to ensure best price and maximise savings for all locations from global vendors in conjunction with global purchasing
  • To participate in the local daily production meetings and responsible for taking action to mitigate raw material shortages in production
  • Responsible for analysing and coordinating the proactive movement of ageing stock between CPL factories

Qualification / Experience

Must have at least 5 years’ experience in a Purchasing / Buyer Role

Have worked in a similar environment / industry would be a definite advantage

Ideally have experience dealing with overseas suppliers and proven knowledge of shipping/freight/inco terms

CIPS/ISM or equivalent qualification would be an advantage, although not a requirement


Skills and Knowledge

  • Proven international experience in Buying
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills
  • Team player who can communicate and influence across all business levels
  • Strong financial acumen, commercial awareness, and results orientated with a proven track record in global contract negotiation
  • Trusted decision-making ability
  • Able to remain resilient and efficient when working under pressure
  • Well-developed market knowledge
  • Great planning and organising skills
  • Solid written and spoken communication
  • Experience in Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 ERP system required
  • Computer literate and skilled in using Office 365 with excellent ability using spreadsheets and calculations software