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  • Location: Eccleshall
  • Salary: £200 - 250 per day per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 27 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Purchasing and procurement
  • Contact: Kate Stevens
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446130
  • Expiry Date: 07 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59327


Marine Industry  

6 Month Contract

Stratford, Supplier Sites, WFH

Up to £250.00 p/d

As a Buyer you will work closely with Head of Procurement & Supply Chain, Supplier Development/ Supplier Quality function and the Chief Engineer as the test & validation programme is completed, BoM cost is optimised and the supplier nomination process is finalised.


  • Bring suppliers on-board via defined formal nomination process.
  • Negotiate best possible parts and tooling costs, using Total Cost of Ownership methodology.
  • Negotiate best possible contract terms by exception, using standard General Purchase Conditions.
  • Expedite parts as required for urgent build activities.
  • Assess, measure and develop suppliers via on-site Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management (QCLDM).
  • Carry out Supplier Assessments (remote & on site), Implementation of Lean, Best In Quality, Production Parts Approval Process (PPAP) & Advanced Parts Quality Planning (APQP) in conjunction with Supplier Development function.
  • Participate in BoM-wide Value Add/ Value Engineering activities.
  • Develop and implement the appropriate metrics to measure and improve Supplier Commercial Performance. Collaborate with suppliers in order to form mutually beneficial long-term partnerships
  • Support the Cost Reduction Roadmap Strategy.
  • Support the Product Lifecycle Management and Bill of Materials systems.

Key skills and experiences:

  • Demonstrable experience in Procurement & Supply Chain in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of (but not limited to) powertrain, machined parts, cast or forged parts, mouldings, A-surface parts.
  • Experience in & good understanding of Total Cost of Ownership methodology.
  • Ideally has also worked in a Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) and is able to demonstrate the ability to ‘roll their sleeves up’ and personally get things done as part of a small team.

Personal Attributes:

  • Integrity is paramount.
  • Team player, comfortable with supporting, and accepting support from, colleagues.
  • High energy to drive results with enthusiasm and pace.
  • Willingness to travel Europe-wide and, when necessary, globally.
  • Dynamic, flexible, able to rise to meet new challenges.

To apply, please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.