Our client is looking for a new Repeat Buyer to join their Manufacturing company. They would like someone from a Manufacturing purchasing background who is either currently CIPS qualified or working towards being CIPS qualified.
To select and manage our repeat material/services suppliers, to ensure that we are placing all orders at the optimum combination of quality, value/cost and delivery. To build strong collaborative relationships with our Strategic and Key Suppliers.
Job Specific accountabilities and responsibilities:
? For each of our Strategic and Key Suppliers, ensure that an appropriate material contract/supply
agreement is in place covering all aspects of supply.
? On a monthly basis measure and monitor supplier performance by use of appropriate Key Performance Indicators. These will be used to drive supplier improvements in quality, delivery performance and value/cost.
? To work with our suppliers/Material Schedulers in order to optimise ordering efficiency (orders raised per person) by use of forecasts, order status reports, price lists, electronic interfaces from our Material Requirement Plan System, call off ordering etc.
? Work closely in conjunction with suppliers that are not achieving the agreed performance measures in order to improve performance. If the performance does not improve, work with Engineering and Quality Control to resource the materials to an alternative supplier.
? To support and manage an approved supplier list, in conjunction with Quality Control and Engineering. Rationalise any suppliers that are no longer used and remove/block on our Material Requirement Plan System.
? To implement and support a material cost reduction plan to reduce the overall total cost of acquisition, without detrimentally affecting quality/delivery performance. This will be achieved by, negotiations with suppliers, tendering, extending payment terms, reviewing supplier lead-times, order multiples, implementing contracts/price agreements, supplier stock holding, in conjunction with Quality Control move more suppliers to “ship to stock” status etc.
? All supplier prices increase requests to be reviewed and (where appropriate) challenged/negotiated to eliminate/reduce the cost impact to the company. Cost increases, reductions and avoidances will be monitored/reported on a monthly basis.
? To be the first point of escalation when a Material Scheduler is experiencing difficulties with repeat
purchase/supplier/material. Support and guidance will be offered and in certain cases, the supplier
will be managed closely by the Repeat Buyer until the issue has been resolved.
? Review/approve Purchase Orders raised by the Material Schedulers above their authorised approval limit set.
? To attend the monthly Material Review Board Meetings representing Purchasing on any outstanding supplier quality issues.
? To attend the monthly Supplier Quality Review meetings in conjunction with Quality Control.
? To implement, manage and track a supplier business continuity plan with back up suppliers for all
? Work in conjunction with the New Product Buyer to ensure that any new Purchase of materials procured from established suppliers are incorporated into the relevant existing contract.
? Work closely in conjunction with the New Product Buyer on future supplier selection based upon
current supplier performance.
? Work in conjunction with the New Product Buyer to ensure that we limit the introduction of new suppliers without sufficient justification.
? To support and cover New Products Buyer when required.
General accountabilities and responsibilities:
? To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role.
? To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information and Technology)
and other systems required to adequately perform the role.
? To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times
? To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments
in order to deliver business objectives or deadlines.
? To carry out any other duties as detailed by a member of the management team or authorized
? To ensure that the working area is a clean and safe environment in compliance with our Health and
Safety policies and to report any potential Health and Safety hazards or violations to your supervisor/ line manager or directly to the QHSE manager.
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