A leading engineering group manufacturing products for use in the technology, aerospace, automotive & defence sectors has a new vacancy for an Senior Indirect Buyer to join its UK head office of a six month contract basis. You will be responsible for ensuring effective and efficient flow of goods and subcontract services, by developing long-term improvements in quality, cost and delivery performance and candidates are sought with proven experience developing long term supplier agreements.
Commutable from: Warrington, Chester, Runcorn, Liverpool, Crewe, Manchester, Wrexham, Stoke On Trent, Shrewsbury, Stockport.
Rate: Dependent on experience
Suitable for: Indirect Buyer, Buyer, Senior Buyer.
Develop positive relationships with direct purchasing
Manage and maintain the ERP accuracy including all information relating to the Indirect Commodity, suppliers, lead-times, pricing, stock records, delivery dates
Manage and maintain all supplier relationships and contracts, utilising other functions as appropriate.
Responsible for ensuring commercial negotiations are carried out in line with Commodity Strategy. Conduct longer term cost planning based on commodity strategy and external market trends.
Develop and deploy an integrated approach to a wide range of Purchasing-related cost reduction activities,
Accountable for quality performance of assigned commodities, in conjunction with the Quality departments.
Minimise number of vendors whilst maintaining cost control.
Quarterly reviews with key suppliers
Implementation and maintenance of LTAs
Work with Quality department to ensure that all vendors have appropriate quality systems and regular auditing is completed through prioritization based on spend and risk
Experience in a Supply Chain function (Indirect purchasing experience)
Experience in strategic planning and industry analysis at commodity level.
Customer focused with strong communication skills
Experience in Supplier Relationship Management.
Experienced user on an ERP system's Supply Chain functionality.
Team Leader qualification e.g. CIPS or Degree qualified
MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook and other software as appropriate.
For more information regarding the role of Indirect Buyer, please send a CV to Alex Hodgkins