Direct Buyer

Direct Buyer

Job Title: Direct Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Canterbury, Kent
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 896427_1573646548
Contact Name: Damon Bates
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 13, 2019 12:02

Job Description

Do you have experience of Purchasing in an Engineering Environment and seeking an exciting new opportunity?

My client is a market leading technology manufacturer with businesses across the globe, who specialise in designing and manufacturing products for customers in Aerospace and Military sectors.

Key Responsibilities

*Responsible for all transactional procurement activity associated with a designated range of category suppliers
*Interpreting drawings and specifications and following rules in order to conform with our accreditations
*Able to calculate batch sizes to both manage cost reduction, reduce in-house transactions whilst still optimising inventory levels to ensure product availability
*Liaise with Quality, Operations and Engineering to ensure quality standards are adhered too in supply of goods and services
*Promote supplier relationship management and actively engage with key suppliers to address issues and identify potential opportunities to further develop collaboration and deliver continuous improvement of supplier performance (e.g. Costs, Service and Quality)
*To provide appropriate procurement input to New Product Introduction projects
*To manage tender and negotiation process for new contracts and contract renewals
*To review all aspects of performance from your supplier base and to issue monthly reports detailing actions taken to obviate any failures or threats to the business; this would include Adverse Purchase Price Variance, Adverse OTIF and PPM

Key Skills & Experiences

*Strong Purchasing awareness and negotiation skills
*Knowledge of Supply Chain Practices
*Strong Purchasing background with experience in Procurement in an Engineering environment
*Engineering background
*Proven track record of cost savings and vendor performance improvement
*Strong Vendor Management skills
*Solid background in supply management, with strong discipline in supplier cost avoidance
*Engineering or Business Management degree
*CIPS qualified
*Experience in MRP base systems professionalism in attitude, conduct and communication
*Manufacturing background
*Experience of MAPICS XA an advantage

Direct Buyer
Competitive Salary + Benefits

Purchasing, Buying, Procurement, Commercial, Supply Chain, Negotiation, Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology, Vendor Management, Cost Avoidance, Business Management, CIPS

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading global technology, with an array of career development opportunities and training courses available to acquire new skills.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to several 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.

This role is a permanent position.

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

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