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Senior Buyer

Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsBerkshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 February 2018

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A leading global organisation within the Thames Valley area is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer.

Your new company
A leading global organisation within the Thames Valley area is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to join there established Procurement department.

Your new role
  • Create, Develop and implement sourcing strategies for the Mechanical and Mouldings commodity to support the business.
  • Lead category business Supply Chain Transformation goals in vendor reduction, monitoring and optimization.
  • Ensure the effective procurement of materials, components, major work packages and services within the category for the business & for any related new products.
  • Work with relevant internal stakeholders and suppliers to drive procurement operational excellence.

  • Manage the end-to-end supply chain relationships with a specified group of vendors to ensure the best possible quality, cost, delivery and overall supplier reliability for the Business Unit.
  • Manage associated sourcing and tendering processes in accordance with project or production deliverables.
  • Review material demand requirements to ensure component deliveries are scheduled in line with production requirements; reviewing, negotiating and issuing purchase orders and making necessary changes to requirements, schedule and price.
  • Analyse and process supplier notifications for the category.
  • Early engagement with relevant stakeholders to review and challenge engineering specifications with the purpose of developing appropriate procurement strategies to support the business needs.
  • Lead supplier negotiations within the category to ensure appropriate and cost effective solutions are achieved.
  • Be the data owner for all supply master data for the category.
  • Monitor the delivery status of scheduled receipts to ensure on time delivery to manufacturing need date.
  • Research vendors and develop new and alternative sources of supply where vendors and preferred suppliers are inadequate.
  • Derive and execute Vendor reduction strategy for the category.
  • Create and maintain market profiles for the category.
  • Continually monitor, evaluate and report on the performance of suppliers.
  • Ensure timely disposition and return of any non-conforming supplier material ensuring rapid replenishment to support production need.
  • Manage day to day procurement activities including internal and vendor communications; negotiating price changes with vendors, negotiating revised terms and special arrangements with vendors.
  • Deploy responsible supply chain management practices in accordance with Company policy including a heat map and any required corrective actions.
  • Significantly contribute to the on-going capability development and performance of the function.

What you'll need to succeed
  • 5 years of experience working in a supply chain organisation. Previous experience as a buyer within a manufacturing company is an advantage.
  • A degree in business, operations, supply chain, or related field.
  • Experiencing of influencing and/or negotiating.
  • Experience of supplier relationship management.
  • Technical knowledge of the Mechanical commodity.
  • Ability to work to financial and time-sensitive constraints.
  • CIPS certification is desirable.

What you'll get in return
A very interesting opportunity to work for a highly successful organisation within there industry.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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