Senior Buyer - NPI

Shoreham-By-Sea Permanent £40,000 - £50,000
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • Chance to make an impact within the organization

About Our Client

The company is an industry leader in engineering and manufacturing specialising in automotive industry.

Job Description

  • Meeting with Clients to discuss/define requirements and coordinate supply chain activities between suppliers, clients and Engineering/project teams.
  • Maintain and promote relationships with clients, suppliers and the Ricardo community.
  • Procurement of project goods including bespoke parts/tooling manufactured from drawing, along with design/development, and other technical services.
  • Competitive bidding (RFQ), negotiating prices / added value and reporting cost-reduction achievements
  • Liaising with suppliers and Engineering teams on design feasibility issues, expediting orders and agreeing concessions or return rejects
  • Control spends against budget and forecasting to completion of project
  • Identification & evaluation of potential supply partners (working closely with SQA).
  • Negotiation, contracting, and risk evaluation of/with UK and international suppliers.
  • Ownership of the end-to-end, purchase-to-pay process for projects assigned
  • Coordination and Maintenance of supplier held tooling registers
  • Actively supporting the Ricardo procurement community in identification & development of procurement best-practise across all business divisions.
  • Take an lead in make vs Buy strategy in conjunction with our manufacturing teams.
  • Leading cost estimation activities during product concept phases
  • Supporting the business development team on bid preparation and pitching to clients for procurement activities

The Successful Applicant

  • Strong data management skills and IT literacy. knowledge with SAP & Info LN Purchasing an advantage
  • Negotiation skills with an ability to close the deal in short time frames
  • Knowledge of BoM's, PO Processes, familiarity with technical drawings
  • A working knowledge of contract law
  • Ability to communicate well within a cross-functional team and at all levels.
  • CIPS is desirable.
  • Background working in an Engineering or manufacturing environment essential
  • Demonstrates the highest integrity and ethical values in dealing with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.
  • Ability to support regular travel to suppliers/customers domestic & internationally and holder of a driving licence.
  • Ability to self-manage and demonstrate resilience/robustness when working to challenging targets

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary and great competitive benefits

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Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
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