Blueprint Recruitment Solutions
Eastleigh, UK
20 Jun 2019
04 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Direct Buyer to join a global client of ours in Eastleigh on a permanent basis and manage the raw material spend for one of their Business Units.

The selected candidate will have a number of roles and responsibilities, which will include:

* Lead and own all key supplier relationships for the Business Unit, building strong, professional relationships.

* Identify innovative opportunities from the market to enhance product offering, working in collaboration with the engineering department.

* Mitigate any risk in the supply chain by identifying single source materials and approving new sources of supply through established or new suppliers.

* Raise purchase orders and negotiate contracts on behalf of the company for the supply of specified materials and goods, ensuring accurate SAP records are maintained.

* Provide monthly reporting to Purchasing Manager and undertake analysis of adverse price variations by focussing on product cost drivers and cost reduction opportunities.

* Strategically maintain competition amongst suppliers through communication, negotiation and competitive tendering.

* Provide statistical purchasing data as required.

* Manage and report on supplier On Time Delivery and Right First-Time performance data, highlighting supply risk analysis and action plans to improve performance.

* Support the Purchasing Manager including preparation of a Management Plan in line with Company procedures.

* Take ownership of all day to day commercial issues with suppliers, resolving these appropriately.

* Review departmental processes and procedures and make recommendations to improve.

Essential skills, experience and attributes:

* Educated to degree level in a technical or engineering discipline or hold or working towards achieving their MCIPS qualification

* Extensive experience in a manufacturing purchasing role working alongside engineering, design and logistics.

* Sound level of commercial acumen and excellent analytical skills.

* Excellent working knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office.

* Excellent communication and negotiating skills.

* Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and suppliers at all levels.

In addition to a competitive salary, you will receive a number of benefits including a competitive salary, flexible working hours and a company pension scheme.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK without visa restrictions.

For further information please call Rebecca Bush on (phone number removed) or email rebecca.bush @ (url removed) and quote 16264, or apply directly using the "Apply" option below

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