An exciting opportunity has become available with our client who are looking for a Senior Buyer to join their team on a permanent basis.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
Procurement of goods fit for purpose, based on:
Parts supplied confirming official drawings and material specifications
Liaising with Quality, Production, R&D, and suppliers to maintain agreed quality.
Confirming that standards set by Regulatory Bodies ISO and BEAB are adhered to by suppliers.
Policing of European Legislation – RHOS and WEE directives.
Develop close working relationships with other key functions (Production, R&D, etc.) to commercially lead negotiations for key projects with strategic suppliers.
Ensure a high level of cross communication to ensure a coordinated approach to negotiations and projects/initiatives.
Issue and manage purchase orders in line with customer requirements through Oracle MRP system.
Ensure that the supplier base adheres to all criteria set out in the supplier contract.
Manage supplier relationships to drive annual cost reduction activities while maintaining quality and security of supply.
Monitor the schedules for deliveries including sea and air shipment and report any issues accordingly.
Monitor and evaluate material pricing based on external independent sources.
Monitor and evaluate supply base performance through methods such as vendor rating, price monitoring, quality performance, and on time delivery performance.
Assist, build, and discuss KPI performance with suppliers.
Provide reports on key events.
Maintain agreed action plans and progress PDR objectives.
Record, measure, and improve performance of suppliers and provide to stakeholders.
Purchasing experience within a fast-paced environment.
Strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with all business levels.
Confident negotiation skills and ability to deal with procurement activities.
Experience of managing multiple simultaneous projects.
Must be proficient in MS Office applications.
Valid passport and driving licence.
Technical knowledge and the ability to analyse drawings and specifications.
Experience within the Electronics or Manufacturing industries.
Proven experience of Oracle systems.