Technical Buyer

Recruiter
Glen Callum Associates Automotive
Location
Redditch
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Technical Buyer This is a new position of Technical Buyer, working for a global market leading organization supplying products into the automotive industry. Ideally located – Alcester, Studley, Redditch, Stratford upon Avon, Bidford upon Avon, Bromsgrove, Droitwich, Kidderminster, Worcester, Henley in Arden, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Solihull, Halesowen, Dudley, Stourbridge, Hagley. Salary: c£50k Basic, 5% Bonus, 6% Pension, 25 days holiday + bank holidays The Role •Achieve annual material cost reductions and ensure on-time launches for new product developments. This will involve constant contact with the existing supply base, evaluating new potential suppliers, market analysis, organising supplier meetings, visiting suppliers, benchmarking, re-sourcing activities and contract negotiations. •Generate cost reduction programs by conducting and leading team sessions (VA/VE) to achieve the Cost Reduction targets. •Create and manage a pipeline of direct material saving programs and drive the team for on time movement of ideas from draft through execution. •Create and implement the most beneficial initiatives and sourcing strategies in line with commodity and business strategy. •Leverage best practices across product base and create strong manufacturing cost awareness. •Leads and conducts supplier evaluation audits (Risk Assessment, Part and Process Audits (PAPA) etc) as required. Develop gap closure / improvement plans with suppliers to address and effectively close audit findings. Provide regional based support as required. •Conduct supplier technical reviews as part of supplier launch process as required. •Support crisis management, capacity planning, and supplier risk management (SRM) as required. •Liaison and coordination with other functions on ongoing performance programs / quality issues to assist in resolution of any issues that can impact the project critical path as required. The Candidate •Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Bachelor in Business Administration / Quality with a Technical education •At least 3 years of experience in cost reduction / idea generation / value engineering activities •Combined minimum 2 years experience in quality e.g. SQE and/or supplier development e.g. SDE •Experience with audit procedures – ISO9001 / TS 16949, SOX including PPAP, pre-awards and technical reviews •Working familiarity of DMO tools, clean sheets, deproliferation, roadmaps, teardown •Experience of working in a global cross functional environment •Advanced Microsoft Office skills – Excel, PowerPoint •Knowledge of Oracle R12 and/or other ERP systems •Strong problem-solving, decision-making and prioritisation skills •Strong communication and team building skills •Strong interpersonal / customer relations skills •Strong project management skills •Good presentation skills •Ability to manage multiple concurrent assignments while meetings deadlines and demanding quality execution Added Advantage •Six Sigma Green Belt / Black preferred •Process Engineering Experience in a foundry, forging, assembly, machining, stamping industry is considered a strong advantage •Experience in automotive, commercial vehicle is an added advantage •Project management certification is an added advantage Apply in Confidence To apply for the position of Technical Buyer please forward your CV to Jenny Harris, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Glen Callum Associates Ltd or call Jenny directly for a further chat on the job. Jenny is an ethical IRP registered recruiter and will deal with your application in strict confidence. If your application is successful, you will be contacted directly by Jenny and she will talk you through in detail the full company role and specifics. Don’t delay, we’re hiring now, apply today! JOB REF 2992JH Glen Callum Associates are a leading automotive and industrial recruitment agency for sales, operational and marketing positions. We have an impressive client base of market leading manufacturers and distributors and are dedicated in providing candidates with advice, support and assistance in their recruitment search. Our consultants have valuable senior sales, marketing and operational experience within organisations within the automotive and industrial industry, allowing us to share an empathy with both client and candidate alike. By applying for this role you accept the Jobzooma terms and conditions that can be found on our website and agree to receive email notification of other suitable jobs

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