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Senior Engineering Buyer

RecruiterNCR Purchasing & Supply
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £42,000 per annum
Town/CitySt Neots
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted27 July 2017

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Job Description: Senior Engineering Buyer 
The Senior Engineering Buyer will form a key, integral part of the Purchasing function in the achievement of operational and strategic objectives. With a strong, solid background in purchasing and supply chain management, the position holder will take a proactive approach in supporting the purchasing team, also acting as forefront for daily activities, making recommendations and implementing changes. The role is key to leading the Company forward in securing quality suppliers of materials and components covering price, delivery and quality targets. 

Main Objectives and tasks:
Support operational requirements
" Requesting for quotation, analyzing quotes and making sourcing recommendation/decisions using comparison of quotation (COQ) and/or decision matrix  
" Updating prices in SAP, costing of parts and resolving blocked invoices 
" Assist Sales/Engineering process with collecting target prices and effective quotations
" Planning and organising meetings, preparing accurate minutes and documentation for meetings, ensuring prompt distribution and follow up of actions
" Documenting purchasing decisions in accordance with company guidelines/requirements, ensuring complete access of relevant data by maintaining files (e.g. supplier information, quotation, negotiation agreements, contracts etc.)
Manage the supplier base 
" Conducting annual price negotiations with local suppliers (1:1 relationship) in alignment with the material field specialist strategy
" Renegotiate initial offers from suppliers to generate savings, while ensuring materials and services are bought at the most competitive price and at best negotiated cost
" Undertaking annual supplier assessments together with quality and logistic department on delivery, quality, communication and pricing performance while ensuring that optimal performance levels are achieved
" Visiting suppliers and customers, providing a proactive response to problems and identifying appropriate solutions to improve performance
" Ensuring Frame agreements, confidentiality agreements and certificates are obtained from suppliers where appropriate
" Conducting supplier audit together with the quality department and assist in processing quality notifications 
" Supporting and implementing local purchasing strategy and strategies defined by material field specialist (MFS) and including the strategy of the regional concept.
" Monitoring suppliers dependency level to minimise risks  
Develop strong relationships with other functional department
" Participating in projects meetings with Sales/Engineers, identifying measures to reduce costs and/or delivery timescales for a job prior to technical specification
" Maintaining excellent communication channels between internal departments 
" Sharing ideas and suggestions for improvements, using CIP Methodology and information with others to enable them to fulfil their role.
" Identifying and utilising opportunities for improvements and growth that exist within purchasing and logistics
" Projects meetings with internal/external customers (Sales, Engineering, Quality, Logistic etc.)
" Regional conferences or cross location meetings
" PUE412-GB Regular group meetings
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" To carry out other tasks that may be reasonably requested from time to time.
" To complete all tasks and objectives in accordance with customers' technical, quality and delivery requirements, standard company procedures and policies, Health and Safety, and environmental requirements and industry Codes of Practice.
Behavioural Competency Profile
Ability to focus on objectives and meet deadlines in required timescales
Customer focussed, responding proactively to requests from both internal and external customers
Team player, with excellent communication skills
Strong negotiation skills, with the ability to positively influence required outcomes for the customer and the business

Reporting Lines
Job role reports to: UK Purchasing Manager
Reports to job role: none
Qualifications and Specialist Training
Purchasing qualification or relevant purchasing experience at senior level
ONC in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
Conversant in Microsoft Office products
Knowledge of hydraulic products
SAP R3 or similar integrated system

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Recruiter: NCR Purchasing & Supply
Tel: 0161 214 3000
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