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STRATEGIC BUYER ref : 124972296
35,000 Wiltshire
11/01/2018 11:58:27

Location: Wiltshire - Commutable from Bristol, Bath, Swindon and Somerset
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum

My client is looking to recruit a Strategic Buyer for their offices based in Wiltshire. The main purpose of the role is to lead the strategic and technical buying for the commodity.

* Essential - educated to 'A' level standard or a relevant NVQ in engineering, science or business discipline or equivalent qualification/experience
* Preferred - MCIPS certified and/or technical engineering degree.

Professional experience and/or qualification / skills:
* Essential - experience as a Buyer in an engineering or manufacturing based company.
* Preferred - experience working in a safety critical and quality environment.

Additional skills and requirements:
* Experience of SAP or similar.
* MS Office experience including Excel at an intermediate level.
* Ability to read engineering drawings.
* Flexibility to travel.

Indicative Main Responsibilities / Duties:
* Purchasing of new and existing parts for the commodity.
* Definition of all purchasing parameters until the serial release of a product.
* Release of first article purchase orders at approved suppliers.
* Negotiation of frame and delivery contracts, price negotiation of specific products and suppliers (if necessary together with the Group Commodity Management).
* Knowledge of understanding of contract related legal and commercial subjects.
* Responsible for ensuring all commercial documents are in situ to all purchase orders to be placed against a supplier.
* KPI responsibility for a certain supplier and product portfolio (savings gross/net, supplier delivery reliability, supplier delivery quality, purchased parts turn rate, number of suppliers).
* Supplier management (introduction, supplier development, supplier exit).
* Engineering and technical know-how for specific products and suppliers (cost structure, technology - product and manufacturing - quality management).
* Implementation and continuous improvement of modern logistic interfaces between supplier and KB Production (target: simplification of order processing in line with 100% material availability).
* Participation in make-or-buy projects (potentially as project leader).
* Functional lead of material planners and substitute for material planners during periods of absence.
* Work with MRP Planner to resolve all enquiries database requirements for quotation and information.
* Member of cross-functional teams with R&D, Quality and Testing.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

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