Our client is a manufacturer of vehicle warning and safety products and they require a Buyer to join their Supply Chain team due to a leaver. They are seeking a transactional buyer used to purchasing parts for a manufacturing company. This would suit someone from an Automotive or another similar manufacturing purchasing background, who have experience of cost down, MRP and be studying towards or already have their CIPS.
Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager, you will be an integral part of the tight-knit Supply Chain team with full accountability for a large number of supplier accounts. You will use your negotiation skills to achieve cost reductions with our suppliers whilst still maintaining exceptional service levels.
You will build great relationships with suppliers so that they produce and supply great quality goods in the right quantities, at the right time and at a great price. You will be a super-user of Excel and other buying systems so that you can manipulate data as and when required.
If and when supplier issues arise, you will thrive in getting to the root cause and solving them effectively and efficiently. You will be a confident individual, with a drive to succeed, even when the pressure is on!
Main Duties / Responsibilities
? Manage and negotiate effectively with suppliers to drive cost reductions on all products purchased.
? Build great relationships with suppliers to achieve competitive trading terms.
? As part of the Supply Chain team, maintain/improve stock availability and service levels from our suppliers.
? Communicate with suppliers using a range of methods including face-to-face, email, telephone, Skype etc.
? Work closely with our Quality department making sure all goods purchased meet our rigorous quality checks.
? Maintain accurate electronic files for each supplier and create part numbers accordingly.
? Report back to the business of any price changes, making sure all affected parties are informed.
? Agree and confirm packaging / labelling and product presentation and communicate to internal stakeholders.
? Evaluate and select suppliers based upon quality, delivery & cost.
? Raise purchase orders from MRP reports.
? Undertake management reporting -PPV, cost down activity.
? Project Manage transfer projects and cost down initiatives.
? Manage NPI across multiple sites.
? Budget and analyse financial forecasts based upon given targets.
? Develop current and future new product strategies with the Engineering team to optimize costs.
You will have:
? Experience working in a similar role within a manufacturing environment.
? Be working towards or have a CIPS qualification or equivalent.
? Successfully delivered tangible cost down projects.
? Experience of working with and manipulating complex data / financial information.
? Strong Excel knowledge & competent working with other financial management tools
? Excellent negotiating and influencing skills.
? The ability to build good working relationships, both internally and externally.
? Strong analytical skills.
? A good understanding of MRP Purchasing reports.
? The ability to think strategically and develop creative and innovative improvement ideas.
? Resilience with a positive, can-do attitude.
? Strong communication and influencing skills with sound commercial awareness.
? Willingness to travel is essential – within target regions primarily, but also occasional travel internationally (as required by the business).
? Ability to work well within a team and independently.
? Second language (European) would be advantageous.
? Technical knowledge within the Automotive industry.
We offer - Aside from the opportunity to work for a global, forward thinking and growing organisation alongside some of the best colleagues you could dream of… we offer the following remuneration for your hard work and commitment:
Annual salary, bonus, pension, annual leave, Healthcare, Company equipment
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review and consideration and we will come back you.