senior buyer in coventry

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£ 35,000 per year
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coventry, west midlands
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£ 35,000 per year
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01489 560 124
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job description

Senior Buyer required on a contract basis to join an industry leading manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of off highway machine technology? Do you have a background strategically managing the procurement of components and developing effective supplier relationships? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced R&D / Engineering environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you!

As a senior buyer you will be responsible for the sourcing and purchase of relevant components and materials, ensuring quality, cost and other relevant factors such as delivery are within specification and target. Also the identification and management of a specific supply base both from a strategic and operational support perspective to drive best value in terms of cost, quality and service from suppliers throughout the life cycle of each product.

Key responsibilities:

* Responsible for the management of nominated commodities
* To drive the achievement of Supply Chain Cost, Quality and Service objectives through successful delivery of strategies that result in identification, negotiation and contracting with suppliers that will deliver clear identified benefits to the business.
* Purchasing of Production Material
* To deliver against set targets and objectives, although not restricted to the following, primarily set in the areas of: Material Cost Reduction, Supplier Quality and Delivery performance, Inventory Management, Supplier Rationalisation, Supplier Payment Terms and number of completed Preferred Supplier Agreements (PSA).
* Develop supplier relationships
* Work closely with Group Purchasing Team to ensure effective supply to the business.
* Ensure compliance with internal systems/processes
* Effective Market Price Analysis - via traditional benchmarking techniques (RFQ/QAF)
* Create robust supply agreements.
* Responsible for Xm spend - specific details depending on 'portfolio' (£5m - £25m)
* Undertake other duties and tasks, appropriate to the grade and skills of the post as reasonably directed from the organisation management structure

Experience required:

* Suitable purchasing/buying experience with exposure to manufacturing is essential
* CIPS qualified or working towards this
* Previous experience of managing and developing supplier relationships
* A desire to develop and progress is a major requirement within this role.
* Demonstrate integrity and best practises in all aspects of the role
* Excellent communication skills
* Proven record of cost reductions
* Understanding of lean manufacturing, JIT and KanBan
* Understanding of Contractual Law
* Ability to control and improve cost of materials whilst maintaining integrity
* Strong Negotiation skills
* Project Management Skills
* PC Skill - Excel/ Power Point
* Experience of Oracle desirable
* Experience in global sourcing
* BCC/LCC Sourcing with proven results
* Customer Focused

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.

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