Direct Production Buyer (EDS) - 37989
Pay Rate: up to £41.46/hr LTD - inside IR35 (PAYE option available)
Contract Position based at: Gaydon (hybrid)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Direct Production Buyer, responsible for specific EDS commodities. Reporting to the Global Commodity Leader you will utilise your experience to analyse, define, and implement market and sourcing strategies for your designated commodities. You will lead the Global sourcing activity through the Global Sourcing Process (GSP) up to contract award (SCPA).
You will lead the development of the supplier and internal stakeholder relationships to ensure strategic and programme alignment. You will manage suppliers within your designated commodities, responsible for Supplier Business Reviews, ensuring that the Global Commodity Strategy and Supply Base Market strategy is effectively deployed throughout the business and the external supply chain.
This role is a pivotal role for interface with other key functions and acts as a core conduit for true cross functional working across Production Purchasing, MP&L, STA, Product Engineering, Cost Engineering and Manufacturing.
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Strategy & Sourcing
Supplier Relationship Management
Act as central co-ordination to ensure appropriate information exchange between the business and suppliers
Ensure effective handover for regional team(s) post SCPA using defined handover process
Manage Supplier and Supply Chain Risk Management for assigned commodities post SCPA, ensuring the supply chain operates in accordance with business, customer and governmental regulations
Participate in Global functional improvement projects, process improvements and activities as required
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Management of supplier relationships, both tactical and strategic. A strong communicator and negotiator with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders to influence - ability and experience to lead cross functional negotiations with suppliers.
Commercial contract management experience, including but not exclusively leading and/or developing; commercial negotiation, new business award (via RFX / RFI / RFQ process).
Strong MS Excel / PowerPoint experience, able to assess large commercial data sets with ease. Extracting key messages to recommend a negotiation/strategy and summarise commercial information (cost, investment, tooling submissions from suppliers) information into internal strategic recommendations and updates
Experience of working in a global, multi-cultural environment
Ability to work independently, results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment.
Implementing and delivering purchasing strategies with the focus on total value chain delivery
Ability to identify opportunities for creating value in a commodity or commodities
A resilient and enthusiastic individual who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs
Experience within EDS (Electrical distribution systems / wiring harnesses) or Electrical purchasing
An individual with a proven track record in delivering results in both favourable and unfavourable conditions
The ability to challenge in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
Delivering complex supply chain solutions in a fast paced, high pressured manufacturing environment
Experience within automotive / electrical is desirable but not essential, candidates with strong experience within purchasing and in particular new business award/sourcing would also be considered from other industries such as retail/FMCG etc.
Degree qualified or equivalent experience
** THIS POSITION IS CONFIRMED INSIDE IR35 **
To apply, please send your interest and CV to - (url removed)
Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business