Technical Buyer

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    Thatcham, Berkshire

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    Automotive, General engineering & manufacturing, Motorsport

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    Paul Branton

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    about 2 years ago

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Technical Buyer
£Competitive plus benefits

A Technical Buyer is required to purchase goods and services for motorsport and automotive projects. Candidates with experience of the purchasing of supplies and services including castings and sub contract would be well received.

Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham requires a proactive Technical Buyer to create and complete strategic objectives aimed at reducing costs and improve operating efficiencies. As a Technical Buyer you will be required to undertake supplier management and development with key objectives to improve quality and delivery performance from suppliers including:

  • Sourcing mechanical and proprietary goods and services, including general order administration and management
  • Providing company wide support to all purchasing activity
  • External & internal expediting
  • Providing production planning input and support
  • Assist with and ensure resolution of technical manufacturing queries
  • Resolving quality or non-conformances issues with Quality Department
  • Participate in concurrent engineering with designers/suppliers to aid DFM and lead-time reductions
  • Carry out supplier performance management (Quality/Delivery/Cost)
  • Carry out supplier selection and development
  • Identify and participate in costing saving exercises

The Technical Buyer should have the following skills or experience:

  • Ideally CIPS qualified and educated to HND or equivalent
  • Proven experience of sourcing mechanical components and sub-contract services
  • Strong supplier performance management skills

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with automotive, motorsport or mechanical purchasing experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist will offer you:

  • £Competitive
  • Pension

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Technical Buyer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Buyer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

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