Project Buyer

Barclay Meade
East Sussex
06 May 2017
05 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client are a specialist manufacturing company who are looking for a project buyer to join them for a year to cover maternity leave.

The role of the project buyer will be responsible for the analysis of competitive quotes and selecting suppliers for new products in conjunction to the design team and act as the main point of contact to assigned suppliers.

Location - West Sussex (Brighton)

Salary - Up to 40k experience dependant

Roles and responsibilities of the project buyer -

Act as liaison between suppliers and engineers, ensuring that Non-Disclosure Agreements are in place at all times with those we engage with and arrange meetings between engineering and potential suppliers to discuss cost reduction initiative.
Ensure projects stay within the schedule and within target cost (maintaining cost analysis) with minimal inventory exposure and ensure that suppliers within the project area are within the commodity strategies.
Track, analyse and communicate any supply risk and associated costs with the project teams at weekly meetings or as required. This will include the tracking of tooling schedules to ensure the project schedule can be met.
Develop and implement plans to establish and improve supplier performance. Manage Minimum Order Quantities (MOQ) and lead-times (for samples and production) to improve responsiveness and flexibility, expedite samples, parts ad tooling.
To manage all communications with key suppliers and nominated vendors on behalf of Project teams. This will include planning, business reviews, buffer stocking, overdues feedback and ensuring that supply contract provisions are executed appropriately.
Diagnose causes of supply interruptions and report reasons to drive continuous improvement and elimination of root causes.
Develop and implement cost reduction projects under direction of the Purchasing Team Leader within the scope of the existing supply (including renegotiation, value engineering, supplier development and resourcing, and supplier rationalisation/aggregation).
Ensure that the transition to production of new products is achieved with minimal lead-time, minimum disruption, and minimum obsolescence.
Ensure that appropriate purchase order coverage is maintained with nominated suppliers in line with procurement plans and policies.

The ideal candidate will have the below experience -

Strong ICT skills including competence with Windows applications, company intranets, extranets, and relational databases
Ability to diagnose operational problems (delivery, quality, capacity, financial, organisational) within suppliers and identify solutions and implement improvement plans
Work well under pressure and managing high profile, multiple tasks with conflicting priorities
Strong Communicator (negotiating as well as strong written and verbal communication skills)
Strong organisational skills including: Planning, Time-management, and Prioritising
Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplined team across a multi-site location

The role would suite a buyer, project buyer, engineering buyer, senior buyer or purchasing manager.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK