Strategic Buyer - Electronics / Mechanical components

JAM Recruitment Ltd
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Strategic Buyer urgently required for market leading Manufacturing business who service the Aerospace and Defence sector, business based in Harrow, North London.

The successful candidate will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, implementing and administering long term supply agreements for the assigned commodity areas.
Key responsibilities include managing and driving down total acquisition costs, sourcing, supplier performance management, driving high levels of service through customer focused key performance metrics and driving the strategic deliverables for the area of accountable spend for which this role is responsible for.

You will be responsible for:
*Managing all commodities and the associated supplier base including indirect procurement activities.
*Developing supplier partnerships for quality, supply chain, risk management, product and margin enhancement.
*Developing and implementing competitive sourcing strategies for the commodity spend.
*Identifying, championing and implementing key purchasing initiatives to achieve business goals based on cost, quality and delivery.
You will have:
*Professional qualification in Purchasing (such as CIPS) or a relevant business degree.
*Experience working in a manufacturing /engineering environment especially relating to Defence or Avionics or other high compliance industry would be an advantage.
*Technical competence in electronics & mechanical components would be a distinct advantage.
*Significant strategic procurement experience, particularly Commodity experience in a technical environment.
*Demonstrable record of success in management of commodities or significant areas of Procurement spend.
*Excellent supplier relationship and negotiating skills.
*Knowledge and experience using modern ERP / MRP systems.
In return, you will be offered an extremely competitive salary and an opportunity to make your mark with a clearly defined career path in a forward thinking organisation.

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