buyer in belfast

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£ 15 per hour
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belfast, northern ireland
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job description

An NPI Buyer is required on a contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you experienced in NPI Buying? Do you have the capabilities to be successful in a fast paced team? If you are looking for an exciting new opportunity, then this is the job for you!


Major Role - To represent Procurement in the Core NPI teams, ensure NPI conformance on procurement issues, monitor and report NPI progress, hold NPI & design teams accountable for meeting quality and timeliness of requirements, and to assist the product group in managing procurement related issues. Accountable for understanding product strategies, procurement strategies, corporate NPI process, and the business processes necessary to deliver NPI commitments. Responsible for the forecasting and management of procurement related activities and NPI target setting and conformance.

Leadership - Provide leadership for the NPI activities within procurement including selection of sources taken from the category strategies & matrices. Demonstrate leadership in recognizing the potential for cost and inventory reductions, and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment. Promote the highest level of professionalism and business ethics.

Customers - Typical internal customers include contacts at all organization levels, worldwide. The incumbent solves NPI problems by determining the best course of action, within departmental guidelines, from many existing solutions. The role will identify and satisfy Critical Customer Requirements (CCR), managing Product expectations for Procurement to deliver benefits required to sustain a competitive advantage.


The position requires a relevant degree - or equivalent experience.

Extensive progressively responsible job-related experience is also essential, this may include procurement, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering.

Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified

Well-developed interpersonal skills are required in dealing with sensitive issues, developing others, and reaching consensus on specific actions.

This individual normally possesses category team or product team experience.

Functional leadership. Is experienced in leading teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions.

Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skill.

Effective communicator, in written and oral form.

Fluent in the English language and preferred other languages.

Understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.





educational requirements

automotive engineering,engineering