Company: Sodecia Global Tech & Automation Center Europe.

Location: Portugal

Sodecia Group is recruiting a Buyer/Stores to join Sodecia GTAC in Europe.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Gather and document information that must be relayed to all other associates regarding the status of orders, pricing, and delivery schedules.
  • Issue consumables as required.
  • Maintain the required inventory levels of all items in stores through the requisition procedure.
  • Monitor overdue orders daily.
  • Place and follow up on orders and their due dates to ensure timely deliveries.
  • Process purchase orders and requisitions in accordance with Sodecia TS16949 Material Standards and Procedures.
  • Receive all incoming packages and accurately match the items with the corresponding packing slips, requisitions, and purchase orders.
  • Communicate receipt of same as needed to customer or secure for off-shift.
  • Enter orders and receipts into the ID4 computer system.
  • Ensure timely and accurate data entry.
  • Maintain inventory listings with current information for sourcing and pricing.
  • Collect from suppliers and catalogue all Material Safety Data Sheets, and ensure they are kept up-to-date and in compliance with proper MSDS format and legislation.
  • Send out any parts needing repair or recycling and ensure return or replacement.
  • Complete daily housekeeping and maintenance of the store area. The area must be visibly neat and orderly.
  • Keep the first-aid room and bathroom supplies stocked at all times and maintained as required.


  • Sourcing appropriate vendors in the supply of products for the company.
  • Negotiate and track supplier cost-downs.
  • Interviewing vendors to ensure competitive pricing and delivery requirements.
  • Development of vendor bases and supplier performance tracking and reporting.
  • Responsible for the upkeep of purchasing records for the department.
  • Maintain order files of material purchased for follow-up checks on delivery for promised dates.
  • Check materials received against purchase orders; maintain communication with suppliers and internal departments regarding overdue items.
  • Processing of purchase orders and ensuring proper authorization for the purchase of products.
  • Servicing and scheduling for company vehicles.
  • Other duties and projects as required by your manager.

Skills Profile:

  • Post-secondary education in business or a related field.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in this type of position is required.
  • Experience in buying manufacturing equipment is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of material management, contracts, purchasing systems, and legal requirements.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel) and AS400/JBA systems.
  • Enrolment or completion of PMAC Principles of Buying or APICS Basics of Supply Chain Management courses.
  • Ability to react appropriately in stressful situations while working in a “just in time” environment.

What we Offer:

  • Multicultural environment
  • Excellent work conditions
  • Travel required in and out of the country as defined by project requirements and as requested by management.
  • Report to Plant Manager

Will also accept any suitable combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Location: Portugal

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