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Buyer

Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol
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Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 146ee974-febc-40ed-a072-17c40e70e58c
Job Published: January 21, 2021 18:33

Job Description

Job Description

Our overall mission is simple: we want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds and implement innovation. This is your chance to make history. Business area: Operations - Procurement We make sure Amazon gets value for money every time it buys non-inventory goods and services for its Fulfillment Centers (FCs) and corporate business. It's a fast-paced operation that supports growth and change, works with every department and is driven by Key Performance Indicators - and there's plenty of healthy competition. We work individually and as part of teams, meeting regularly to cement our relationships and approach. For more information about Amazon Operations, visit our micro site and click here: http://amazon-operations.eu

The Shipping Supplies Team, reporting into the Procurement Function, ensures that Amazon gets value for money for non-inventory goods to provide the Fulfillment Centers with the necessary shipping supplies they need to operate smoothly. As a cluster buyer, you will provide functional support to all the Fulfillment Centers (FCs) within the cluster for all aspects of procurement. This includes securing the constant flow of packaging goods and services, supplied at the best overall value to the business on a day to day basis. The number of FCs within a cluster will ideally depend on FC size and other relevant parameters. The Cluster Shipping Supplies Buyer will directly report to the Regional Shipping Supplies Manager. Main Responsibilities: The extent of your responsibilities will include but is not limited to: · Plan and execute the daily forecast and effective materials management of all non-inventory packaging supplies · Execute purchase order creation based on the planned forecast and internal requests · Liaise with suppliers to secure prompt deliveries for the full range of shipping supplies items · Develop relationships with primary internal customers (on-site management teams), external suppliers and other Amazon Teams (Operations and Corporate) · Work in full compliance with the company Spending and Transaction Policy · Plan the truck deliveries in full while placing replenishment orders · Plan time slots for deliveries upfront with the suppliers · Communicate the accurate delivery schedule to the local FC stores teams · Be the escalation POC to ensure deliveries are offloaded as per the agreed timelines with suppliers · Work with Operations and Stores to define strategies to mitigate space constraints · Manage and drive down the number of Invoices on Hold (IOH) requests · Support change initiatives and continuous improvement projects aimed at improving the efficiency of shipping supplies processes · Proactively flag delivery issues with the Regional Shipping Supplies Manager as well as the EU Procurement Team for visibility · Provide support to other cluster buyers as and when required · Interact with the FC Stores Coordinators on a daily basis to get a sense of activities on the shop floor · Provide training to new cluster buyers · Deliver Procurement metrics in line with set targets. This includes achieving cost savings for the cluster, no FC stock-out issues and achieving individual project objectives · Availability to work during peak weekends · Travel Requirements: Occasional Travel may be required to visit individual FCs within the cluster/other regions (5% of the total time)

Candidate Description

· Strong shipping supplies (Corrugated Materials) purchasing experience in Procurement, ideally within a large scale, fast paced Retail Distribution, Production or Manufacturing environment · Strong experience in Materials Management and Logistics domains · Analytical, data driven approach with attention to detail · Basic knowledge of ERP and/or MRP systems ( such as Oracle, SAP, COUPA etc)

  • Computer literate - advanced knowledge of software programs (i.e. MS Excel, Access, Outlook and Word) · Proven ability to build constructive and effective supplier relationships · Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) at all levels · Any additional sourcing and/or purchasing competencies would be advantageous. · Travel Requirements: Occasional Travel may be required to visit individual FCs within the cluster/other regions (5% of the total time)

    · Analytical, data driven approach with attention to detail · Basic knowledge of ERP and/or MRP systems ( such as Oracle, SAP, COUPA etc) · Computer literate - advanced knowledge of software programs (i.e. MS Excel, Access, Outlook and Word) · Proven ability to build constructive and effective supplier relationships · Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) at all levels · Any additional sourcing and/or purchasing competencies would be advantageous. ·