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My client a global manufacturing organisation have a fantastic permanent opportunity to join them as a buyer.
This position purchases assigned items such as specific commodities, proprietary goods, machinery, precision tools, test equipment, etc. ensuring the meeting of quality, delivery, and specification requirements at the lowest possible cost. Sources new suppliers, negotiates prices/terms and conditions, assesses supplier performance, requests corrective action when required, and expedites material orders to ensure timely and economical completion of customer requirements.
Location - Havant
Salary - £30 - 40k dependant on experience
The roles & responsibilityie of the buyer will be -
Balances current and future demand requirements with supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.
Prepares and sends RFQ documentation in line with the Supplier Use Authorisation and evaluates supplier quotations.
Supports the department in negotiating contractual terms regarding quantity, price, delivery, quality, freight routings, and other standard terms.
Evaluates and monitors current supplier performance in terms of quality, delivery & cost. Utilising standard KPIs, to improve supplier performance.
Expedites supplier material, where required, to meet shortfall between current plan and customer order requirements.
Arranges for or assists in the disposal of surplus material.
The ideal candidate for the role must have -
Previous industry experience in defence, aerospace, utilities or Manufacturing technology is ideal
Strong negotiation, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills including a comprehensive understanding of business principles.
Ability to interface at all levels. Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
Strong computer/technical, organizational, and blueprint reading skills.
Possessing the following leadership characteristics: handling ambiguity; flexibility; integrity; leading change; learning agility; strategic agility; and vision.
Thorough understanding of negotiation techniques and tactics