Technical Buyer

Clear Quality Recruitment LTD
11 May 2018
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
CQR are excited to be working with our client to recruit a Technical Buyer for their Barnstaple site. Specialising in the manufacture of wound components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for the civil aircraft, space, and defence industries this is a highly successful and growing organisation. The Technical Buyer will have previous experience of purchasing mechanical and electrical components and assemblies and will also ideally be CIPS qualified. You will need to have a good understanding of technical drawings and bills of materials and have a good knowledge of precision manufacturing processes and have a relevant degree in Business, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering. This is an exciting time for the business and if you have the skills and experience we are looking for then we would like to hear from you!

About The Job…

The Technical Buyer will report directly to the Supply Chain Director, this is a key position in a highly successful and growing company and is a fantastic career move for the right person.

• Sourcing of mechanical and electronic components, sub contract parts, assemblies and printed circuit boards
• Delivery of VA/VE solutions generated through supplier collaboration
• Interface with Engineering to ensure support to new product introduction (NPI)
• Management of the strategic sourcing process by commodity for the site
• Development & improvement of commodity performance through analysis and supplier selection
• Work with the purchasing & legal departments to facilitate implementation of supplier agreements that will drive total cost & inventory reduction strategies
• Management of supplier contract compliance
• Ensure excellent customer quality and delivery service levels while driving improved supplier performance
• Forecasting price trends and their impact on future activities
• Purchasing for specific projects and responding to engineering change requirements, and ordering the required components in line with engineering releases and required timescales
• Identify suitable suppliers and monitor their performance and competitiveness, negotiate the price of technical products ensuring the best acquisition cost

The right person…

• CIPS qualification
• Experience in purchasing mechanical and electronic components and assemblies
• Have a strong understanding of technical drawings and bills of materials and possess a knowledge of precision manufacturing processes or equivalent degree in Business Studies, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering
• Excellent negotiation skills with proven track record of cost reduction through use of appropriate strategic purchasing tools
• Spreadsheet skills and proficient use of Microsoft Office products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and ERP systems experience required to support procurement decision making

In return we offer…

• Excellent salary package from £30k to £40k dependant on experience
• Hours Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm and Friday 8.00am to 1pm
• Employee benefits including: Active Social Club; Birthday brunch in the month of your birthday; Early finish on Fridays; Free fruit and hot drinks; Contributory pension scheme; Free on-site parking; Discounted Gym membership; Cycle to work scheme; Company share-save scheme & company sick pay scheme (eligible after a qualifying period)
• It’s an exciting time to join our clients business; they are investing in their people and facility, they are a customer led business, their technologies support major Aerospace customers and there’s scope of opportunity for the right candidate.

If you feel you have the right skills and experience for this position email your CV to Claire - click APPLY NOW . Our aim is to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome all applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex or sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief. CQR will consider all applications solely on merit

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