- Sector: Automotive
- Function: Purchasing and procurement
- Contact: Dan Plimmer
- Contact Email: email@example.com
- Contact Phone: 01384 446 174
- Client: MS-RT
- Expiry Date: 22 October 2021
- Job Ref: 58937
Salary Circa £45,000
This business is a niche automotive design and vehicle builder that is currently undergoing a huge period of growth, with the introduction of new product lines and clients and as a result is looking for a Procurement Specialist/Buyer to be responsible for Capex spend, facilities and equipment for assembly start and component buying from global suppliers when production starts.
This is an exciting, new role for a procurement specialist who has ideally worked in automotive OEM or a tier supplier, purchasing a variety of components including plastic injection mouldings, interior trim, wheels, tyres, braking systems and other associated parts for vehicle build.
Key Responsibilities as Buyer will be:
Using demand data to raise necessary purchase orders to support direct production and aftermarket, focusing, but not exclusively on Leather, Plastic and Exhaust product commodities.
Ensuring that material ordered are delivered on time and in full, and to the correct quality standards.
To ensure communication to suppliers is of a consistently high standard.
Managing Supplier performance
Analysing inventory and controlling stock levels
Performing Cost-down activities
Participate in continuous improvement activities to improve purchasing procedures and increase efficiency.
To resolve discrepancy and invoice queries in line with your area of responsibility.
Ensure all Kpi’s are reported and updated in accordance with requirements.
We are looking for candidates who have:
Must have previous experience of international sourcing and buying for manufactured products.
A strong understanding and experience with MRP / ERP, ideally Epicor.
Ability to cope within a fast-paced SME.
A strong understanding and knowledge of engineering would be ideal.
A CIPS qualification or working / willingness to work towards would be beneficial.
Must be computer literate, communicate accurately and effectively.
From a fast-moving manufacturing environment, ideally automotive OEM or Tier suppliers
An appreciation of sourcing and purchasing goods from China and the Far East.
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