Principal Buyer - Mechanical

Principal Buyer - Mechanical

Job Title: Principal Buyer - Mechanical
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: 895503_1547802951
Contact Name: Bradley Baxendale
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 18, 2019 09:15

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our client's Mechanical team for a Principal buyer in the Mechanical Procurement domain in support of Manufacturing and Engineering

This role covers the procurement buyer activities for Mechanical Domain and is a part of the subassembly's procurement team. The lead buyer within the UK Mechanical team provides support to the Manufacturing and Engineering functions and covers the lifecycle from Project Development/Engineering through to volume Production/Manufacturing

As part of your role you will be responsible for:
Supporting the development & implementation Category strategies, pro-actively providing ideas and solutions.
Leading negotiations with suppliers to optimise cost, delivery and quality of products.
Taking active participation, in multifunctional and international teams, to support definition and negotiation strategies for specific categories and/or projects. Leading national multi-functional teams as required.
Managing suppliers and, where necessary, building up longer-term supplier management expectations.
Contributing to managing supplier performance in support of the Supply Chain Managers Operational targets.
Actively supporting functional excellence programmes, identifying and developing areas for improvement where new processes may be required.
Identifying & securing savings opportunities
Raising & negotiating contract documents.
Raising, maintaining and managing Request for Quotations, Purchase Orders and outstanding order books in an effective and timely manner.

You will have the following experience
Commercial acumen, CIPS qualified (Preferred)
Knowledge of Mechanical technologies e.g. Machining (Preferred), Fabrication, (Preferred), Forgings (Preferred), Ball Screws, Bearings, Optics, Composites, ALM and Standard Components etc.
Understanding of cost make up/drivers.
Competence in understanding of technical queries with the ability to liaise between suppliers and customers.
Understanding of Product Assurance / Supply Chain Assurance (continuous improvement philosophy)

Title: Principal Buyer
Pay Rate and Bens: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Stevenage

Key Skills: Buying & Purchasing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Indirect & Direct, Cips, MCips, Engineering, Defence, Aerospace

If you are a good match, then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

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.

This is a Permanent Role

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

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