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Category Buyer

Ref no. BHN549181
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 months
Job status Closed

Job summary

My client is seeking a Senior Category Buyer to work for a global leader in defence electronics based in the central belt, to work for them for a 12 month contract.

Key skills required for this role

buyer, procurement, direct materials, defence


Buyer with defence experience

Job description

Accountable for the expediting of materials ordered within the assigned PCA supplier cell. Including PO management in relation to departmental KPI's, ensuring open orders in the SAP reporting system identified under your buyer code meet relevant contractual delivery dates. The management of purchase order acknowledgments by the vendors and ensuring products/materials are controlled effectively throughout their lifecycle is required.

The position also includes expediting material to insure suppliers meet the demands identified by SAP MRP. The candidate will actively resolve production material supply issues through effective engagement with the supplier and internal material and IPT leads. SAP is to be actively reviewed and PO's updated to enable stock optimisation opportunities, maximising business efficiencies throughout the project lifecycle.

A high level of system data integrity is required to allow effective MRP schedules to be produced, including reducing risks within the sub-tier, managing any BOM changes onto the PO, ensuring data is flowed to suppliers. RTV vendor requirements will also be maintained for your suppliers.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Accountable for the expediting of all Production owned material in line with MRP requirements for s/c Team for all UK Sites via SAP reporting for contract/delivery date through their lifecycle after purchase order placement.
  • Authority for driving resolution of all Production Material supply issues highlighted via load boards through effective engagement with material and IPT leads from supplier or sub-tier.
  • Responsible for ensuring all associated supporting information attached to SAP for LRQA audit purposes.
  • Draw attention and action any related aspects of master data required for relevant production material be changed with SAP.
  • Ensure any supplier generated problem reports/concessions are inputted into SAP and communicated to material lead,
  • Guarantee any authorised contractual changes required carried out expediently.
  • Flow down BOM changes from Material Lead for production material ensuring data is flowed to suppliers via MCS and excess managed. Report PR's back into system.
  • Oversee supplier RTV from material disposition, supporting QA, IPT via the MRB process including finance to ensure delivered in line with project closure.
  • Supervise all SAP workflow issues relating to Production owned material in your UK site order book (invoice/F2/Concessions)
  • Manage all Invoice issues relating to Production owned material.
  • Control of VIZ reporting (where pertinent) specific to the commodity (on lower level BOM from PCA vendors), report any issues.
  • Safeguard Po Management with department's KPI, including Acknowledgements, re-badging and Po Audits.
  • Develop KPI's to ensure Internal and External stakeholder's expectations are achieved.
  • Furnish relevant S/C data (Ex SOFT/DDP/Scorecard) to procurement for activities such as RBR's, QBR, SRB's and Procurement Plans.
  • Facilitate Jap creation for both internal (functions) and external (supplier) actions and ensure completion in a timely manner. Ex Free Issue.
  • Certify Procurement Po Handover is compliant and completed properly enabling successful transfer to S/C management.

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