Direct Buyer - Engineering

Shorterm Limited
08 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Direct Buyer - Permanent

Salary: £33,000 - £37,000 a year + overtime + pension scheme + 25 days' holiday

Location: Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, South West

The Client:

Our client is a growing and well respected manufacturing company.

The Role:

My client is looking for an experienced Direct Buyer to manage the end-to-end procurement within one of a number of buyer sections. As a successful candidate you will be responsible for negotiating the costs of a specific commodity part, focusing on manufacturing best practice, VA/VE and exchange rate analysis etc. You will also produce a clear New Model strategy for commodity parts, accurate cost reporting and reduction plan for all New Model Design Change gateways.

Main Responsibilities Will Include:

- Buyer opportunity on a specific commodity to produce clear new model strategy implementation and continuous Mass production cost down.
- Unique opportunity to work directly with the Global Procurement & Design team on strategy and VA Development
- Support for Junior/Trainee Buyers to ensure correct process is adhered to within the business
- Understand and apply the tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships
- Understanding of how a cost of manufactured part is derived (key cost drivers)

Applicants Should Have:

- Ability to build, forge and maintain relationships
- Strong communication and negotiation skills
- Passion for analysing data and identifying commercial opportunities
- Highly motivated with good time keeping skills and ability to work to strict deadlines
- Direct category purchasing, procurement and/or buyer experience.
- Ability to provide clear and regular cost reporting to Senior Management.
- Previous purchasing experience at Buyer level within a fast-paced automotive or similar manufacturing environment
- Ability to manage individual tasks in line with specific deadlines. Self-management and daily completion is key
- Be able to analyse data, input data into structured XL sheets and interpret data to ensure correct input.
- Be detail orientated and always be looking for continuous improvement.

Additional Requirements:

- A degree in a related business function would be advantageous
- Fully qualified or working towards CIPS is advantageous
- Experience working within an automotive/engineering/construction environment would be advantageous

To Apply:

In the first instance phone Flora Donnelly on ************** alternatively email your details to ********************************
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