Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: West Sussex, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 01/12/20
Reference: 897013_1605536255
Contact Name: Lauren Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 16, 2020 14:17

Job Description

Our client specialising in armoured vehicles is looking for a SC cleared Buyer to join them for a 6 month contract. This role will be based between their office in West Sussex and home. Please note, SC clearance is essential for this position.

Role Overview
Responsible for the strategic planning of their vehicle armouring programmes. Accountable for cost, time, and quality of supplied goods and services on £multi-million vehicle programs. To provide strategic direction and subcontract management expertise to the company bid teams in the winning of new business.

*Single point of contact for the project team, managing procurement dependencies across Quality, Product Development, Logistics, Production and Legal departments.
*Create the bid & project procurement strategies communicating clear cost, time and quality deliverables to key stakeholders.
*Creation and management of project budgets, establishing bill of materials costs at key stages of the product development cycle. Identification and pursuit of cost savings and efficiencies to exceed objectives.
*Supplier nomination, ensuring robust evaluation of supply chain capacity and capability.
*Lead the planning of materials requirements and work collaboratively with Category Buyers to secure timely deliveries within budget.
*Management of materials shortages, addressing through influence of others or resolving as a matter of priority.
*Management reporting to evidence supply chain performance against key targets.
*Support the sales function in winning new business through effective sourcing and accurate costing at early stages of product maturity.
Subcontract management of key suppliers
*Work-package management and implementation of subcontracts to ensure commercial & technical specifications meet customer requirements
*Ensuring compliance to contract, leading regular multifunctional reviews
*Management of subcontract changes
*Management of subcontract risk and opportunities, developing mitigation strategies where necessary.

Person Specification
*CIPS preferred or currently studying for CIPS.
*Proven supply chain management experience within automotive , engineering and manufacturing industries
*An excellent understanding of technical drawings, design intent and manufacturing processes.
*Ability to manage low-level maturity design and skilled in cost estimating.
*Planning & implementation skills, able to deliver to tight deadlines.
*Strong negotiator.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Knowledge of SAP and similar ERP systems
*Full driving licence.
*Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC level.

Other Information
Contract role
6 months
Location: West Sussex and home based
SC clearance

Please Note: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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