Vacancy posted: Friday, 12 Oct 2012
The Buyers role is within an industrial ( heavy engineering ) environment and will support the service and rental division and local Purchasing Team by maximising purchasing power to improve competitive edge and to deliver best value, price, quality, on-time delivery, utilising purchasing tools and
techniques in line with recognised best practice, legal and policy requirements. This division is a fast track service environment which requires rapid solutions.
Deliver aggressive year on year savings targets against project budgets in line with Project Management , Procurement and Supplier Quality Procedures.
Develop, lead and manage the procurement process for Project Specific Hoses, Hardware, Fittings, Fluid and consumables for product systems using best practices to optimise savings.
Manage and lead the related inventory: Reporting monthly - excess, slow moving, obsolete and productive inventory to Procurement Manager. To maximise inventory turns and minimise stock on hand.
Annual support to analyse inventory not turned within a 12 month period to disposition and make reserve provisions.
Expedite all open Purchase orders and support analysis of Purchase Orders past due 60 days to produce monthly SOX Control.
Maintenance and update of service agreements inclusive of terms and agreement negotiation.
Supplier selection and negotiations including terms and conditions, incoterms, payment terms, pricing and service levels.
Development and execution of request for quotations in accordance with company procurement specifications
Generate and maintain quality suppliers to deliver best value, improve cash flow and increase service levels
Develop relationships with key stakeholders
Support Quality in vendor related non-conformance's and development, ensuring lessons learned are executed fully
Support bid phase with current pricing and lead-time on materials and any currency's fluctuations which may impact the overall cost.
Involvement in supply chain strategy and approach, aiding towards global goals & objectives
Supplier Quality Procedures- Supplier Approval, Audit, Risk and Development are followed.
Ensure that the Safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to so far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment.
Person Specification (where 10 has the higher importance)
10 - Buyer/Purchasing experience - working within a manufacturing environment
10 - Strong team player with ability to communicate at all levels
10 - Excellent organisational skills with an ability to prioritise and problem solve
10 - Integrity, presence and resilience with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate
10 - Focused on results delivery
10 - Experience and knowledge of Oracle or similar ERP/MRP system
10 - Competent IT skills/packages
9 - Experience of purchasing Hardware, components/fittings/valves, fluids and mechanical/technical products
8 - CIPS qualified
8 - The ability to read detailed drawings ( Autocad/solidworks) and provide technical analysis
8 - Proven product knowledge of pressure ratings relating to valves and fittings
8 - Ability to travel 10 % - internationally on occasion
Solutions Driven Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.
Job Reference: SD- EG - Buyer
Closing Date: 19-Oct-2012