Buyer - Engineering

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    Birmingham, West Midlands

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    Up to £36000.00 per annum

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    Lisa Osborne

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    over 2 years ago

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Buyer - Engineering

Automotive Tier 1

Birmingham, West Midlands

Purchasing Engineer required by major car parts suppliers for the automotive industry. This global Tier 1 imports, exports and sells parts produced within its Birmingham based manufacturing plant to the majority of Automotive OEMs in Europe.

The Role:

  • Manage defined purchasing activities throughout the company and explore alternative purchasing opportunities and solutions.
  • Operate the purchasing function at it's UK based facility in line with established purchasing principles and procedures as set out at Group level.
  • Work closely with centralised purchasing function at its European HQ and other purchasing functions within the Group to achieve maximum benefit from suppliers.
  • Work in parallel with the Purchasing Coordinator (Europe based), to maximise the communication, support of and reporting to Group Purchasing and other departments.
  • Manage new projects within the defined timescales and targets.
  • Estimate purchasing costs and collect indicative costing information from suppliers, to support new business enquiries.
  • Search, assess, visit and build relationship and cooperation with new suppliers
  • Prepare and issue RFQ, letter of intent, tooling order, purchase order and commitment to cost reduction activity.
  • Identify areas of non-compliance between quotations and drawings / specifications.
  • Organise and control prototypes/materials trials and performance with suppliers.
  • Define a purchasing strategy, monitor supplier performances and report against progress to achieve cost/quality/delivery targets.
  • Negotiate and agree General Purchasing Agreements (GPA's) and Price Agreement (contract), including price update on system, with all suppliers on the approved supplier list.
  • Negotiate and agree Annual Price Reduction (APR) with all suppliers.
  • To monitor and analyse market trends in commodity material costs.

The Person:

  • Procurement experience gained within a volume manufacturing environment or similar is a MUST.
  • Business or Engineering degree is beneficial but not essential.
  • Knowledge of REACH/IMDS/PPAP is beneficial but not essential.
  • Experience reading technical drawings. Knowledge of various manufacturing processes.
  • Experience of procurement procedures and quality requirements.
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc)
  • Understanding of automotive NPI methodology.

Interested in this opportunity? Are you an experience Procurement Engineer? Please forward your latest CV or contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162.

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