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Technical Buyer

Swindon, Wiltshire
Job Type
7 Sep 2022

Technical Buyer

Our client is keen to recruit an experienced Technical Buyer to join their team in Swindon.

You will be responsible for ensuring the purchasing schedules meet the business production demands. Develop strong and effective supplier relationships. Contribute to supplier performance management and maintain a suite of KPIs to measure and challenge quality, cost, and delivery performance. Contribute to an inventory strategy to improve inventory turns to optimise working capital. Ensure all negotiated gains and cost savings are tracked, measured, and delivered.

The Role:

  • Assume ownership and accountability of purchasing activities in dynamic project teams.
  • Own the engineering change requests (ECR) and concession activity in relation to the sourcing function.
  • Assume ownership and maintain full awareness of market changes that impact parts availability and pricing within the manufacturing and engineering business.
  • Manage the NPD and ensure smooth transition from old to new (Run in, Run out) of purchased parts.
  • Develop strong and effective supplier relationships, ensuring a consistently high standard of service
  • New supplier review and negotiation
  • Benchmarking of prices to ensure the supply base remains competitive
  • Investigate and manage supplier delivery dates and any issues
  • Drive cost reduction and quality improvements
  • Conduct regular supplier performance reviews and maintain performance KPIs
  • Process purchase orders using the ERP system outputs
  • Maintain accurate supplier data within the ERP system
  • Optimisation of inventories and working capital

The Person:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience working as a buyer within a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience within manufacturing and engineering industries. Electronics knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems, Epicor would be a particular advantage.
  • Ability to produce, organise and analyse data from the ERP system to be able to plan and purchase goods in a timely and cost-effective manner to support the project demands, production plan, delivery of customer orders in full and inventory targets.
  • Confidence and ability to create, negotiate, and review basic supply agreements, including benchmarking the imported global supply chain from to ensure they remain competitive.
  • Understand the supply chain's influence on working capital investment and to review and keep control of inventory data parameters, hence keeping stock and the company's cash flow under control.
  • Ability to report and manage a supplier's performance against KPIs whilst still maintaining good supplier relationships
  • Confidence and ability to manage stress in the event of supply chain exceptions
  • Have a CIPs qualification or be working towards.

The Benefits:

  • This is a permanent position based in Swindon
  • Competitive salary
  • Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 7.30am - 12.45pm
  • Free On-Site parking.

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  • Job Reference: 706411743-2
  • Date Posted: 7 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Purely Recruitment Solutions
    Purely Recruitment Solutions
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent