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JOB DESCRIPTION

BUYER IN WEST SUSSEX

Location Type Salary
West Sussex Contract Excellent
  • Reference: 008945
  • Contact: Graham Vockins
  • Tel: 0121 230 1070

Experienced, CIPS qualified Buyer required for initial 6-month contract opportunity with a leading specialist vehicles systems manufacturer.

The Role:

Reporting to the head of Procurement (Bids and Projects, you will be responsible for the strategic planning of vehicle armouring programmes. Accountable for cost, time, and quality of supplied goods and services on £multi-million vehicle programs. To provide strategic direction and subcontract management expertise to bid teams in the winning of new business.

You will be based at the Client`s Rustington offices in West Sussex and may be required to travel within the UK and overseas from time to time.

Main Responsibilities:

Single point of contact for the project team, managing procurement dependencies across Quality, Product Development, Logistics, Production and Legal departments.
Create the bid & project procurement strategies communicating clear cost, time and quality deliverables to key stakeholders.
Creation and management of project budgets, establishing bill of materials costs at key stages of the product development cycle. Identification and pursuit of cost savings and efficiencies to exceed objectives.
Supplier nomination, ensuring robust evaluation of supply chain capacity and capability.
Subcontract management of key suppliers
Work-package management and implementation of subcontracts to ensure commercial & technical specifications meet customer requirements
Ensuring compliance to contract, leading regular multifunctional reviews
Management of subcontract changes
Management of subcontract risk and opportunities, developing mitigation strategies where necessary.
Lead the planning of materials requirements and work collaboratively with Category Buyers to secure timely deliveries within budget.
Management of materials shortages, addressing through influence of others or resolving as a matter of priority.
Management reporting to evidence supply chain performance against key targets.
Support the sales function in winning new business through effective sourcing and accurate costing at early stages of product maturity.

Skills Requirements:

CIPS preferred or currently studying for CIPS.
Proven supply chain management experience within automotive, engineering and manufacturing industries
An excellent understanding of technical drawings, design intent and manufacturing processes.
Ability to manage low-level maturity design and skilled in cost estimating.
Planning & implementation skills, able to deliver to tight deadlines.
Strong negotiator.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of SAP and similar ERP systems
Full driving licence.
Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC level.
Demonstrates core competencies:
Team player and respect for others
Professional
Customer-focused
Flexibility and effectiveness under pressure
Results-focused
Communication and listening
Integrity and morality

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties, but it is intended to give a general indication of the range of work undertaken and will vary in detail in the light of changing demands and priorities within the department. Any substantive changes in the range of work undertaken will be carried out in consultation with the job holder.

Applications:

Applications are welcomed from Candidates who possess the relevant skills and experience as detailed in the job description.

Recent Graduates who do not have the required level of skills and experience need not apply.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK before making an application and it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide evidence of such eligibility.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Natalie Dass on natalie@gentecrecruit.co.uk