Innova Search
02 Jan 2019
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client:

Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to be a part of a company that is experiencing extensive international growth? The business are a global engineering business supplying bespoke engineered products and engineered solutions to some of the largest manufacturing companies and defence contractors worldwide.

With a UK based Head Office, the company has been trading for over 100 years and has over 1000 staff members worldwide working across 20 global sites. The company focuses on industrial gearboxes, power transmission, rotating equipment and drive units supplying every major sector. The company is going through sustained growth and offers an excellent career opportunity to help drive this organic growth across the world.

Role Overview:*

Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager, you will work on managing a portfolio of spend categories, whilst taking ownership of business-critical Value For Money and cost projects. You will have responsibility for supplier selection, supplier development and contract management. Identifying alternative sources and working towards long term supplier agreements.

Key Responsibilities:

* Purchase in line with the MRP system demand and other authorized inputs, within the agreed financials constraints

* Manage a portfolio of spend categories, ensuring all parts are available to meet the production plan and customer needs

* Control the purchase order process from enquiry to invoice clearance

* Sourcing of new products and the issuing of RFQ's

* Conduct competitive bid exercises to test pricing and sourcing strategies

* Continual development of supply base

* Address and Resolve commercial / performance issues with suppliers

* Take a proactive lead in resolving supplier related issues

* Key supplier engagement and service level performance

Role Requirements:

* A comprehensive use of ERP/MRP and/or SAP

* Detailed experience of Category expenditure

* Proven negotiation skills

* Operational purchasing experience gained within a manufacturing or engineering environment

* Contract negotiation

* Contract / supplier management experience

If you feel that you possess the skillset required for this Buyer position, please click apply

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