Programme Launch Buyer
Programme Launch Buyer role based in Bradford
Your new company
A high profile, global automotive business based in the Bradford area currently seeking to appoint an organised and articulate Programme Launch Buyer on a permanent basis.
Your new role
In your new role you will need to plan and manage the activities and operations of the Bradford Program Launch Buying (PLB) Team, to meet the requirements of both plant and employees. To oversee departmental employees, administer budget, planning and physical facilities. To comply with short and long term goals in areas of Quality, Delivery, Cost and Employee Relations. To optimise and continuously improve the various PLB activities and supplier relationships. You will effectively manage the programme launch buying team whilst continuously driving improvement activities. You will be responsible for the purchasing of goods, materials and logistics services within the company budget whilst ensuring that purchasing costs are reduced and analysis of expenditure is conducted throughout. You will be responsible for negotiating long term contracts with suppliers, provide reporting to ensure effective decision making and be innovative in your approach to deliver further savings
What you'll need to succeed
Previous experience in managing the launch of a new part or product is essential to this role. You will have to demonstrate high levels of professionalism and a positive work ethic as well as having a good understanding of purchasing process, customers and suppliers. Qualified to degree level or Professional Purchasing Certification. Ideally you will have safety certification and have experience in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP).
What you'll get in return
For the selected candidate a strong financial and benefits package is on offer.
What you need to do now
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