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Job Title: Buyer
Division: RSD Europe
Location: Loughborough
Band: 4

When you’re part of Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do challenging work, and be part of a team that values performance, quality and innovation. As part of a successful, growing global organization you will be encouraged to perform at your best. With revenues of $20 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Buyer to work as part of the Supply Chain team managing a portfolio of a wide range of laboratory consumables including working with key suppliers. You will work to the inventory plan in order to maximise customer satisfaction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure service level targets (fill rate and availability) are met.
  • Ensure the inventory plan is followed and that targets are met.
  • Effectively manage all purchasing and associated operational aspects of inventory management.
  • Establish and build effective relationships with key suppliers and stakeholders within the business.
  • Manage the execution of purchase orders for a portfolio of suppliers in accordance with the planning and scheduling calendar.
  • Track Shipments of purchase orders and take necessary actions in case of unusual delay.
  • Manage the data flow through each stage of a purchase order – confirmation, estimated ship date, ASN etc. Provide updates to changed delivery dates.
  • Track the indicators of dead/excess stock and take the necessary actions to reduce them: Returns, promotions, sales, disposal.
  • Mange the processing of delivery issues from suppliers – short/over/wrong product/damaged etc.
  • Maintain a high level of internal customer service, supporting customer services and other business functions when required.
  • Manage the implications of short dated stock, supplier contract conditions and compliance/regulatory issues associated with the supplier portfolio.
  • Knowledge and experience of purchasing/inventory management, preferably in a distribution environment.
  • Knowledge and experience of inventory management systems and methods.
  • MS Excel intermediate level.
  • Data manipulation and analytical ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to apply in communications with internal/external business partners.
  • High level of organizational and time management skills.
  • Sense of urgency and priority.
  • Demonstrated ability to independently take ownership of initiatives and drive execution.
Please be advised that this is a one year fixed term contract.

Closing date: Friday 16th February 2018

For further information or for an informal chat please contact Noaman Hussain, Recruiter on 07464 531867 or via email noaman.hussain@thermofisher.com.


Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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