Role details

Strategic Technical Buyer.

Newport   •   £30,000 - £380,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Strategic Technical Buyer - Electrical and Electronic Commodity Background
  • Needing Excellent Supplier relationship management skills to add increased value

About Our Client

Strategic Technical Buyer.

My Client is an exciting fast growing and stable manufacturing company based in South Wales who are needing a Strategic Technical Buyer with specific electrical and electro - mechanical commodity background. They are needing somebody who has excellent Supplier Relationship management skills to add increased values to an ever expanding spend portfolio.

Job Description

The role:

This role would suit an experienced Senior Buyer, Strategic Buyer, Purchasing Manager

  • To manage a high exposure product commodity for the business
  • Develop and deliver a commodity strategy that meets the needs of the business
  • Negotiate contract terms, price, delivery
  • Facilitate cross functional teams to deliver solutions that meet NPI programme needs, and programme manage the supplier introduction



Key Responsibilities.

  • To identify, assess and select suitable suppliers
  • Maintain metrics of supplier and personal performance
  • Create strategic an innovative solutions to business problems in order to maximise profitability
  • To provide management metrics which allows accurate and easy monitoring of progress
  • Ensure Supplier non-Quality is reduced in line with agreed targets
  • Rationalise Supply base in line with Business Plan to ensure maximum economies of scale
  • Select and negotiate supplier terms and conditions in line with Company policy
  • Work with programme team to manage all procurement aspects of the programme
  • Manage the Sub-contract management process ensuring the new programmes are delivered on-time, on budget and to the required Quality standard
  • Project management skills and the ability to mitigate and manage risks within the programme
  • Liaison with programme teams to ensure release of information in a timely manner to the supply base to ensure sufficient lead time
  • Technically aware with strong commercial background
  • Negotiation of prices, terms and conditions, long term agreements
  • Understand processes/procedures and challenge design/processes to optimize lead time and cost
  • Identify improvements, cost down opportunities and drive them through to delivery
  • Experience of MRP/project management tools and methods
  • Negotiation of supplier development contracts
  • Involvement in e-procurement systems such as e-auctions, e-RFQ, eSourcing

The Successful Applicant

Knowledge & Qualifications

  • A good academic standard of education (Ideally 5 GCSE's)
  • MCIPS desirable not essential or CIPS.
  • Degree educated desirable not essential



Skills and expertise:

  • Background in a technical procurement role in a manufacturing related industry
  • 5 year's experience in a similar strategic role
  • Experience in developing ideas
  • Experience in reading and understanding engineering drawings
  • Demonstrable experience in pulling together extensive project plans detailing key milestones and tasks



Competencies and personal attributes

  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to establish good working relationships across departments and with supplier representatives at all levels.
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach to work
  • A strong team player



Computer literate with MS Office Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Projects

What's on Offer

Very Competitive Salary Available with a comprehensive benefits package.

An efficient recruitment process with an ASAP start date.

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