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Category Buyer

  • Location

    Bakewell, Derbyshire

  • Sector:

    Automotive, General engineering & manufacturing

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Lois Weston

  • Contact email:

    lois.weston@jonlee.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    46000

  • Salary low:

    40000

  • Job ref:

    BBBH49711

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-11-18

  • Consultant:

    #

Job Title: Buyer
Duration: Permanent

The Buyer is responsible for supplier performance with respect to their NPI (New Product Introduction), Quality, Cost, Risk and Management. You will be responsible for appox £20M spend across a range of engine components, and you need to have expereince of automotive / manufacturing environments.

Main Purpose

To ensure that materials are purchased at the most competitive prices worldwide, on time and to the required specifications.
Based in the Business Unit (BU) and focused upon providing a BU specific purchasing service for the BU controlled materials.
The Group Buyer takes immediate direction from the BU within a structure provided by Group Purchasing.

Relationships

Internal : UK and Global Group Buyers, Purchasing Managers, Purchase Project Leads, Prototype Buyers, Global Cluster Manager, Group Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Director, Business Unit MD's , Material Controllers, Engineering Managers, Quality Managers, Supplier Development Engineers, PI Analysts

External: Suppliers, Professional Networking

Key Result Areas

NPI
Early Supplier Engagement - working within the NPI process to leverage NQCRPM at product launch
Work in conjunction with and support the Purchase Project Lead to deploy the NPI Process
Provide guidance to the Prototype Buyers through category strategy for categories responsible for
Supplier Nomination

Quality
Responsible for new parts first off availability and Initial Sample Inspection Report compliance within the JCB NPI process requirement
Driving forward quality PPM improvements and PPAP/APQP compliance, supporting supplier quality clinics where appropriate
Ensure Warranty Agreements are in place where required prior to placing an order
Work alongside Supplier Development Engineers dealing with APQP, Project Readiness and supplier exit strategies

Cost
Cost reduction - achieving annual cost reduction targets
Cost management - driving improved levels of transparency focusing on Quotation Analysis Forms
Working with the global teams to understand Lowest Total Cost of Acquisition for specific categories of responsibility
Implement Long Term Agreements with assigned suppliers where appropriate
Work with the Supplier Development Engineers on VA/VE and implementation of lean tools and techniques to improve Quality, Cost and Delivery performance

Risk
Risk assessment for nominated supply chain to ensure Business Continuity
Monitor supplier financials and report any "at risk" suppliers
Supplier resourcing

People
Lead Global Supplier Relationship Management activities for suppliers
Work with the Global Business Units and key functions to develop and deploy Global
Category Strategies

Management
Lead NQCRPM reviews with key suppliers

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Knowledge
Detailed understanding of Purchasing tools and processes including:
Cost Tracking Tools, Cost Breakdown and key elements of cost build up
VA/VE
Negotiation Techniques - preparation, planning and execution
Development of Contracts
Strategy Development
Category Management
Supplier Development

Experience
Experience of an automotive or manufacturing environment
Purchasing in a Manufacturing Environment
Familiar with Manufacturing Processes
Global Sourcing
An appreciation of "Lean Techniques"
Working as part of a global matrix organisation
New Product Introduction process
Simultaneous Engineering
People Management

Skills and Personal Qualities
Commodity Strategy development skills
Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels with an organisation
Teamwork - Able to actively participate in project team activities
Good personal organisation
Self-motivated
Diplomatic
Able to deal with conflict
Computer literate
Independent able to work unsupervised
Attention to detail
Hardworking and committed

Personal Specification
Graduate calibre
MCIPS qualified
Business or Engineering background


If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW. For more information, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

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