Project Buyer

SF Group
Bermuda Park
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

SF Group are currently recruiting a Buyer for a fantastic leading manufacturing business based in Warwickshire. This is a permanent role paying up to £45,000 per annum + excellent benefits and perks.

Overall purpose of the role:

  • To deliver cost leadership to the business through improved quality products, cost and delivery optimisation for all suppliers/services
  • Implement procurement strategies for all key/high value categories with framework agreements including monitoring and reviews of KPI’s for all responsible categories
  • Main categories but not all – Castings, Forgings and Extrusions
  • Research and develop new supply sources from LCC’s
  • Represent the Purchasing Department at Project Meetings and drive Procurement actions ensuring that budget costs are being maintained as well as prototype, pre-production, production parts are available on time
  • Carry out international research for technology suppliers, technology partners & new innovations
  • Understand the ‘at risk suppliers’ within commodity and set contingency plans to resolve
  • Work to achieve company cost down targets within all responsible categories
  • Review & monitor new & existing suppliers performance
  • Build and develop relationships with key suppliers
  • Place orders for materials/services in line with company’s requirements per the negotiated price
  • Maintain procurement files on all activities undertaken/ongoing
  • Prepare reports on a frequency determined on all category activities
  • Work to pre-determined deadlines & work the necessary hours to meet objectives
  • Support and react quickly to resolve day to day problems to the satisfaction of the relevant department and assist in long term projects where Purchasing involvement is required
  • To give key support to all departments by working closely to ensure professional working are maintained
  • Expedite materials/services when required to ensure continuation of Manufacture

Skills & Experience:

  • Strong and effective negotiator with proven track record
  • Understand and able to translate engineering/technical drawings
  • Dedicated and able to work on own initiative
  • Have a lateral thinking approach to problem solving
  • An unimpeachable standard of integrity in all business relationships both inside and outside of the company
  • Able to positively react to change
  • Strong computer literate within Microsoft Office, Excel specifically
  • Tenacity to follow through on tough business decisions
  • Effective management approach in managing priorities on a workday/week/monthly basis
  • Able to communicate effectively to all levels of the business
  • Working cooperatively and productively with others to achieve results
  • Be a key team player and ability to multi task
  • Attention to detail
  • Always have the company’s best interests in mind
  • Analytical, accurate and performance orientated

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