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NPI Senior Buyer

Ref: 400712

Salary: Up to £45,000/yr

Location: Sussex, Shoreham-By-Sea

Further Information: 01489873418

Status: Now Interviewing


Experience in manufacturing environment - NPI


My client are global manufacturing company who are currently looking for an NPI Senior buyer to support the purchasing team due to growth and winning exciting new products.

The Job:

Location - Shoreham West Sussex

Salary - Competitive with Benefits

Role responsibilities for the NPI senior buyer -

• Meeting with Clients to discuss/define requirements and coordinate supply chain activities between suppliers, clients and Engineering/project teams.
• Maintain and promote relationships with clients, suppliers and the Ricardo community.
• Procurement of project goods including bespoke parts/tooling manufactured from drawing, along with design/development, and other technical services.
• Competitive bidding (RFQ), negotiating prices / added value and reporting cost-reduction achievements
• Liaising with suppliers and Engineering teams on design feasibility issues, expediting orders and agreeing concessions or return rejects
• Control spend against budget and forecasting to completion of project
• Identification & evaluation of potential supply partners (working closely with SQA).
• Negotiation, contracting, and risk evaluation of/with UK and international suppliers.
• Ownership of the end-to-end, purchase-to-pay process for projects assigned
• Coordination and Maintenance of supplier held tooling registers
• Actively supporting the Ricardo procurement community in identification & development of procurement best-practise across all business divisions.

Person Specification for the NPI senior buyer

• Strong data management skills and IT literacy. Experience with SAP & Baan Purchasing an advantage
• Attention to detail, accurate, numerically astute
• 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.
• Knowledge of BoM’s, PO Processes, familiarity with technical drawings, resourceful and process good interpersonal skills
• A working knowledge of contract law
• Ability to communicate well with the team, internal customers and external suppliers.
• Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is desirable.
• Experience working in an Engineering or manufacturing environment essential
• Demonstrates the highest integrity and ethical values in dealing with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.
• Flexible to travel within UK & overseas from time to time

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK

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