Buyer

Recruiter
Travail Employment Group
Location
Loughborough
Salary
£25000 - £30000/annum Pension
Posted
17 Jun 2017
Closes
16 Jul 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Buyer

Job Title: Buyer
Location: Loughborough
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Job Type: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

The Role
Our client is currently seeking CIPS qualified Buyer as integral part of the purchasing team with a strong, solid background in purchasing and supply chain management. The successful Buyer will take a proactive approach in reviewing company systems and procedures. The role is key to leading the business in securing quality suppliers of materials and components covering price delivery and quality targets.

Key Responsibilities
·Managing and controlling external suppliers with an emphasis on the purchase of Materials and finished parts for production.
·Ensure parts and materials are purchased at the most competitive price and delivered on time for production.
·Establish strategic relationships with key suppliers aligned to company requirements.
·Identify new suppliers, agree terms and negotiate supply agreements including discount structures and volume rebates.
·Continually improve purchasing methods and drive down external spends.
·Direct Supplier and Commodity management for a specific number of Commodities/Suppliers.
·Management and coordination of purchasing activities with relation to cost, delivery and quality performance.
·Coordinating with Quality personnel, resolutions to Supplier Quality concerns.
·Understand and embrace continuous improvement / LEAN manufacturing principles.
·Supplier visits both in the UK and abroad sometimes at very short notice.

Key Requirements
·Extensive experience within a procurement role related to engineering.
·Experience of working as a Buyer within a manufacturing / engineering environment.
·High competency level in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and MRP Systems.
·Proven track record of controlling and reducing external spend whilst developing a robust supplier base.
·Fully conversant with modern procurement and purchasing techniques.
·Experience of purchasing bespoke, manufactured parts including scheduled deliveries.
·Experience of outsourcing to low cost countries would be an advantage.
·Ability to take a proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results.
·Versatile, tenacious with strong negotiation skills.
·Result orientated and confident.
·Commercial and financial acumen.

Essential Qualifications
Degree qualified or equivalent in a business related subject
CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply qualified

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