Senior Buyer - NPI
£40000 - £45000 per annum plus benefits
My leading manufacturing client is looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to join their NPI Team. This division specialises in delivering niche products to many premium brand customers. Driven by an increasing level of customer demand, my client is now implementing a strategy that will lead to the supply of this product to the marketplace. This vacancy is therefore an excellent opportunity to be involved in the growth phase of this exciting new venture, in a field that is increasingly relevant to the future of their industry.
As a Senior Buyer, you will be responsible for the management of purchased parts from concept to series production from the suppliers and projects you are assigned. Working alone or leading a small team on designated projects your key objectives will include:
·Meeting with their clients to discuss/define Purchasing requirements and coordinate supply chain activities between suppliers, clients & Engineering/project teams.
·Maintaining and promoting relationships with clients, suppliers and the wider project purchasing team in identification & development of purchasing best-practise across the business.
·Liaising with suppliers and Engineering teams on design feasibility issues, expediting orders and agreeing concessions or return rejects
·Procurement of project goods including bespoke parts/tooling manufactured drawings, along with design/development, and other technical services.
·Identification & evaluation of potential supply partners.
·Responsible for Supplier Nomination activities including; carrying out audits, NDA's, T&C's, risk evaluation, competitive bidding (RFQ), negotiating prices of/with UK and international suppliers.
·Control spend against budget and forecasting to completion of project
·Ownership of the end-to-end, purchase-to-pay process for projects assigned
·Coordination and Maintenance of supplier held tooling registers
Relevant Experience and Personal Attributes
·Experience of NPI and/or Buying role
·Experience working in an Engineering or manufacturing environment essential
·Knowledge of BoM's, PO Processes, familiarity with technical drawings.
·Experience for part Supplier Nomination process
·A working knowledge of contract law
·Strong negotiation skills with an ability to close the deal in short time frames.
·Strong customer focus with a flexible approach to succeed in a fast-moving environment.
·Strong data management skills and IT literacy. Experience with SAP & Baan Purchasing an advantage
·Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is desirable.
·Ability to communicate well with the team, internal customers and external suppliers, with an understanding of escalation process and requirements
·Demonstrates the highest integrity and ethical values in dealing with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.
·Flexible to travel within UK & overseas from time to time
This role is paying up to £45k plus great benefits - please get in touch with Jane Wallbank on 01293 572900 or send your CV to email@example.com for early consideration
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