Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1391981

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Buyer based in Belfast.

Buyer- QUA000917

About Us:

The Global Leader… in automated monitoring, protection and control instrumentation and related solutions in electric generation, transmission and distribution systems by exceeding customer expectations for world class quality, delivery, and product value. Qualitrol was originally founded in 1945 and has been a subsidiary of Fortive Corporation a leading global manufacturer competing effectively through a focused strategy leveraging product value, quality and customer service since 1986. Specialties Supplier of Instruments, Controls and Monitors Utilized in the Electric Utility Transmission and Distribution Industry


You will be a member of the Materials Department and will be paired with other buyers and inventory controller to manage a large list of direct and indirect material suppliers. You will be responsible for obtaining commitments and coordinating the procurement of all assigned material to support the factory; ensuring optimum quality, prices and delivery for defined parts required while minimizing inventory and maximizing supplier performance.

Essential Duties, Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Expediting purchase orders and managing the integrity of supplier PO promise dates – hold supplier accountable for communicating purchase order fulfilment dates and expediting orders to ensure timely delivery
  • Proactively review open orders to identify supply problems (excess inventory and backorders) and negotiate with supplier directly to remedy the issues before they impact the Company
  • Ensure purchase process flow and management procedure are setup to comply with quality system request. Ensure the procedure has been fully followed
  • Purchase the material and follow up with the shipment to ensure the delivery on schedule Drive the cost reduction, support PPV, VAVE, Indirect and Logistics projects 
  • Lead cross-functional savings projects, and drive/monitor savings projects to on time completion
  • Establish supplier performance measurements and report monthly performance data to users in operating companies
  • Work with QA Quality Assurance and materials team closely to focus on supplier quality improvement
  • Provide and communicate the right/accurate related material data to production for review
  • Plan the material purchasing, manufacturing and shipment to ensure customer supply without any shortage
  • Control the inventory at low level and meet business turns
  • Work with sales team closely to keep delivery flexible and achieve customer satisfaction
  • Gather spend data to identify trends and opportunities for consolidation and leverage
  • Prepare and execute bid packages utilizing RFIs, RFPs, and reverse auctions
  • Lead the selection of preferred suppliers in targeted spend categories and manage their performance to ensure they consistently meet operating companies’ requirements
  • Drive usage of Fortive’s preferred suppliers with new acquisitions and in targeted spend categories



  • 3 years minimum procurement/supply chain experience
  • 3 Years minimum experience as Buyer preferably in electronic market


  • A 3rd level business studies or related qualification
  • Knowledge of Oracle business system would be advantageous.

Fortive Corporation Overview:

Fortive is a diversified industrial growth company, with a $6B portfolio of market-leading brands. We develop and deliver essential technology for the people who create, implement and accelerate progress. And we achieve this through our people. Our globally diverse team of 24,000 employees is united by a common culture rooted in Fortive Business System (FBS). Exceptional people thrive at Fortive because we build extraordinary teams for extraordinary results. We recruit, develop and retain the best talent available. We shape the future. We innovate to fuel our customers’ success, building better businesses and propelling progress. We are driven to do better. We emphasize continuous improvement and nonstop learning. We are team-oriented. We work together, and we win together. We create an environment based on integrity and action, not politics and bureaucracy.

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Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019.