Strategic Buyer

Milton Keynes Permanent £30,000 - £35,000
  • Future Growth Opportunities
  • Leading business in their industry

About Our Client

Our client is a leading manufacturing business in their industry and have a diverse customer base which has allowed aggressive growth across multiple sectors.

Job Description

The role will report to the Supply Chain Manager and be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Implement systems, KPI measures & develop a strategic & a co-operative supplier base in Europe.
  • Work closely alongside the Production Manager to deliver customer orders in line with the companies targets.
  • Strives to capture best value for the organization, achieving & maintaining high quality at best value & maintaining high service to the customer.
  • Abiding by the organisations code of ethics whilst ensuring supplier materials meet legislative compliance.
  • Work with NPD, Sales & other departments to bring new products to market.
  • Conduct specific cost down projects to find best value for the organisation.
  • Conduct negotiations & price review with suppliers & outside organisations
  • Conduct supplier audits, selections & quality reviews
  • Negotiate & monitor incoming freight & delivery contracts.
  • Monitor & report PPV (Purchase Price Variance) measured against the company's component price systems.
  • Monitor & report vendor performance monthly.

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Background in purchasing, procurement & project buying for a manufacturing organisation.
  • Good technical understanding of typical manufacturing processes such as extrusions, high pressure diecasting, plastic injection moulding, electronics, and electronics supply chain.
  • Knowledge in supplier management & inventory control techniques including but not limited to MRP, visual management, Kanban, POU (point of use), vendor managed inventory.
  • Experience of purchasing function in a lean manufacturing strategy.
  • High level of ownership whilst working in a dynamic fast-moving team environment where work spans the boundaries with other departments and functions.
  • Tenacious mind-set constantly striving for the best & most cost-effective outcomes to provide best value for the organization.

What's on Offer

The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to join a business that invests in the development & growth of their staff. They will also be rewarded with a competitive salary.

Liam Kavanagh
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+44 121 6346923

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Liam Kavanagh
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+44 121 6346923
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