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Capital Equipment Buyer - 36959

  • Location: Coventry
  • Salary: £29.69 - 29.69 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 13 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Purchasing and procurement
  • Contact: Kate Stevens
  • Contact Email: kate.stevens@jonlee.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446130
  • Expiry Date: 22 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 59825

Ref: 36959

Title: Capital Equipment Buyer

Division: Purchasing

Contract Position based at: Whitley

Duration: 3 Months rolling 

Rates: up to £29.69/hr Ltd (c. £23.00/hr PAYE)

Position Description:

A Category Buyer role leading procurement of specified categories within the Capital Equipment team in Non-Production Purchasing (NPP).

The role has a dual aspect in that it will be responsible for:

  • the establishment of service and raw material contracts in support of the expansion of a Manufacturing Engineering Workshop/Toolroom
  • the delivery of projects across multiple plants and vehicle programs

The position has an interface with a variety of functions, such as Manufacturing Engineering Workshop (MEW), Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Vehicle Programmes and Finance. As Capital Equipment Category Buyer, the role involves robust sourcing in-line with the Non-Production Purchasing 8-Step Category Management Process and will be primarily focused on sourcing, contract negotiation and contract implementation and management. This role is fundamental in supporting our key stakeholder ME and their 'New Endings' vision.

The aim is for ME to become more self-sufficient and bring in-house design, manufacture, installation and commissioning responsibility. Firstly, this will drive a need to increase the capacity and capability of the MEW and the role will need to source services/raw materials in support of this facility. Secondly, there will be a need to explore cost opportunities associated with suppliers providing a turnkey solution vs multiple suppliers supplier elements/sub-packages of that solution, this will drive more workload into NPP. In support of this role the buyer will need to work collaboratively with the stakeholder to identify the correct sourcing packages and qualifying suitable suppliers, in order to achieve maximum commercial leverage and ultimately optimise the overall cost.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • A level of technical experience in the manufacturing environment
  • Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management
  • Preferably automotive
  • Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management
  • An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money
  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs
  • Previous experience in a procurement role in a manufacturing environment
  • Relationship management - supplier and stakeholder Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money
  • Contract Management experience
  • Understand category management principles
  • Strategic thinking
  • Global business understanding and experience

Personal Profile :

  • An individual with previous experience in a manufacturing environment, with technical understanding of component cost drivers
  • An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment.
  • An individual with the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning
  • An individual who is resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs
  • An individual who is able to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style
  • A good communicator who can communicate complex ideas
  • An effective team player, actively leads, develops and supports team members
  • An individual who is organised and methodical, with an eye for detail.

Education Required:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent experience preferred
  • Relevant professional qualification

Additional Information:

** THIS POSITION IS CONFIRMED INSIDE IR35 **

Apply today by sending your CV to kate.stevens@jonlee.co.uk

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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.