Role details

Senior Buyer

Staffordshire   •   £40,000 - £60,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Innovative Manufacturing Organisation
  • Looking for a Senior Buyer

About Our Client

My client has evolved and grown recently and has plans to develop further as an organisation into it's specialist areas. The role of the Senior Buyer is critical to help support the growth plans of the Group.

Job Description

  • Assess supplier capability, cost benefit analysis, issue resolution, risk mitigation and contingency planning.
  • Review drawings and specifications with suppliers as necessary to initiate and develop through implementation of material containment and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Manage projects through completion with: quality assurance, engineering; project engineers and buyers.
  • Liaison between suppliers, quality assurance, engineering and other commodity groups of purchasing; to support cost containment and cost reduction project implementation.
  • Develop and maintain systems and processes necessary to maintain and drive supplier suggested cost reductions.
  • Assess and communicate technical risks, business requirements, deliverables and schedules supporting project initiatives.
  • Drive purchasing initiatives to completion inside the estimated project schedule.
  • Analyse technical data, designs, preliminary specifications, manufacturing limitations and supplier capabilities.
  • Co-ordinate efforts between suppliers, engineers, quality assurance and purchasing personnel to facilitate material substitutions, standardisation, rework and salvage of purchased materials.
  • Negotiate contracts meeting ISO standards.

The Successful Applicant

  • Strategic and international purchasing expertise.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret engineering drawings, quality systems requirements and customer specifications.
  • Ability to understand component requirements and communicate requirements to suppliers.
  • Understand manufacturing processes.

What's on Offer

On offer to the successful candidate is a basic salary £45,000 - £55,000 + benefits.

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