Cordant People
Lytham St. Annes
£35000 - £45000/annum
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Buyer (automotive)

Salary: £38,000 to £45,000 (dependant on relevant experience)

Location: Lytham (Flexible working times for those that live further afield are available)

Job Purpose:

To purchase direct goods for exhaust valve production lines. Interface with production planning, quality and project functions to ensure that strategic quantity demands are communicated effectively with the supply chain.

An Automotive background coupled with experience as a Buyer or Purchasing Manager is essential for this role.

Main responsibilities and duties:

* Supplier selection.

* Price negotiations.

* Dispute resolution.

* Cost recovery for poor quality.

* Supplier ERP scheduling.

* Attend project meetings.

* Attend management meetings.

* Supplier visits.

* Expediting components.

* Ensuring supplier delivery performance adherence.

* Cost reduction programs.

* Any other tasks defined by the purchasing manager.

* Ensure all activities carried out are ethical, meet H & S regulations and comply with Company procedures.

* Ensure your area of responsibility complies with the Environmental Management System.

Relationships: Main customers/suppliers

Internal: Purchasing Manager, Production planning, Quality and Stores.

External: Suppliers and Customers

Minimum requirements: A long history within a similar role as a Buyer or purchasing Manager within an Automotive environment.

Education: CIPS - Desirable

Travel: Occasionally throughout the year to International and European countries.

Experience & Training:

* Competent IT skills

* Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

* ERP experience

* Excellent Communicator at all levels and scenarios

* Potential to enrol on further education and qualifications where appropriate is funded by this employer.

Please Note: Regretfully, if you have not been contacted within 1 week of your application, you have not been selected for this particular position. Thank you

In respect of the above role, Cordant People Ltd, operates as an Employment Agency as defined under the Employment Agencies Act 1973.

As an equal opportunities employer, Cordant People Ltd, welcomes applications from all sections of the community.