Category Buyer

Recruiter
Cordant People
Location
Littlethorpe
Posted
11 Feb 2018
Closes
21 Feb 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

From an automotive background with a good understanding of materials, you will source and identify suppliers globally for steel and ductile iron castings for GT and the global KB network. 80% of purchases cover steel and ductile iron castings buying. You will be familiar with automated disamatic casting processes and investment castings. A very challenging opportunity for the right candidate

Job Description

  • Commodity group purchase steel and castings, focused on GT part and supplier portfolio
  • Active contribution of cost reduction programs and growth programs with new projects (e.g. Daimler 2020)
  • Yearly price negotiations of serial products
  • Negotiation and contract design in coordination with the superior Category Manager
  • Creating of the Total Cost Comparison including supplier recommendation
  • Creating of Sourcing Boards presentation and presentation of a suitable decision
  • Compliance with an implementation of purchasing processes including formal framework conditions
  • Orientation of all measures and decisions to purchasing management KPIs
  • Purchase responsibly for selected suppliers including price negotiations and target agreements (Supplier Host)
  • Benchmark surveys on the purchasing volume in order to deduce savings potential and supplier strategy
  • Central linking point of GT between the Centre Of Competence Purchasing and the Knorr-Bremse Global Category Purchasing Team
  • Functional reporting to the Regional Category Manager Castings
  • Will be measured on cost savings, delivery performance and parts per million
  • Will have no responsibility for direct or operational personnel

Skills/experience

  • Must have had at least 3 years' experience in an automotive buyer background and be familiar with ductile iron castings, automated disamatic casting processes and investment castings
  • Must have a commercial and/or technical degree with a good understanding of materials
  • Must have had at least 3 years' experience of working in a similar role
  • Must be computer literate with a very good knowledge in the use of MS-Office, SAP and SRM
  • Must have very good English skills (oral and written)
  • Must have knowledge of purchase methods and tools as well as project management

Personality

  • Must be able to travel widely throughout the world to visit suppliers for GT and KB
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work in an international team and be able to work well with all colleagues
  • Must be an ambitious self-starter
  • Must have an analytic approach to your daily work
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and Intercultural skills to enable you to work all over the world
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy

Salary:

£35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus 3% pension, depending on experience

All travel expenses are paid

Environment:

We offer an excellent working environment in which you will be required to work permanent dayshift based on the following hours (minimum 39 hours per week):-

Monday 08:00 to 17:00 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak

Tuesday 08:00 to 16:30 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak

Wednesday 08:00 to 16:30 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak

Thursday 08:00 to 17:00 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak

Friday 08:00 to 14:30 with a half hour unpaid lunchbreak

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Cordant is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Cordant Group is an Equal Opportunities employment agency, and as such encourage applications from all sections of the community.

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