At CF Fertilisers UK Ltd, we produce market-leading premier fertilisers that farmers rely on to optimise crop performance and yields. As well as being the leading supplier of Nitrogen, manufacturing Ammonium Nitrate and True Granular Compound Fertiliser, we also provide process chemicals and utilities at our 2 sites in the UK.
The role of our Graduate Buyer is ideal for an Engineering/Business or Sales and Supply Chain Graduate who wants to grow and develop their career in Purchasing from within a leading Manufacturing company.
The role will involve working in a busy Manufacturing environment and be very much hand’s on working with the Procurement team, based in the UK and part of the global procurement function. CF offer fantastic career development and future opportunities.
Business Area Procurement Hours Full Time LinkedIn job title Graduate Buyer Location Ince, Chester
In this role you will be accountable for…
Delivers an effective and efficient procure to pay process
Assists in the development of procurement strategies
Supports the site based procurement team to deliver to the long term and annual goals of the procurement function
Participates in site meetings and support site initiatives around safety, reliability and the community
Contributes to sourcing strategies that increase productivity, improve supplier performance and reduce costs
Ensures on-going efficiencies of the procurement and material control functions
Ensures implementation of all procurement related policies, practices and process improvements
Participates in and promotes the work of CF Commodity and Improvement teams
Supports the material control function to optimize inventory levels, minimize stock outs and sales of obsolete equipment and materials
Suggests improvements for process standardization and optimization in procurement processes
Obtains bids and quotations for defined areas of spend including preparation of bid packages, evaluation of bids, and developing initial supplier selection recommendations
Provides support to the administration of the supply base to include: introduction of new suppliers, evaluating supplier performance, managing insurance requirements and ensuring required training is completed
Supports end users in the utilization of procurement systems
Assists Accounts Payable with the resolution of invoice issues
Manages relevant supplier relationships and prepares input into the supplier management process
The skills, qualifications and experience you will have…
Bachelor’s Degree required preferably in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or other related disciplines
Already has or is willing to work towards MCIPs accreditation (company funded) Strong customer service orientation
Basic understanding of good procurement practice including negotiation, sourcing, bidding and contracting
Energetic, goal oriented and a team player
In return we offer:
Excellent bonus scheme
Contributory pension scheme coupled with life assurance
Private health insurance
Cycle to work scheme
Training and career development
At CF our values are the foundation of everything we do, guiding us to work safely, efficiently, collaboratively and with an eye toward the future. We need dedicated and driven people who are committed to getting it right, doing it well, executing as a team and taking a long term view with a never-ending desire to learn, improve and contribute. Join our diverse and talented team and you’ll enjoy opportunities to really take your career places.
Closing date: 30th July 2021 – ideally starting in August or early September
Please advise the Recruitment team should you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process, so that we can remove any barriers during the process.