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Strategic Buyer

Ref no. BHN561606
Location Cwmbran, Wales
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

A leading business based in Cwmbran is looking to recruit for a Strategic Buyer on a full-time permanent basis.

Key skills required for this role

Procurement, Sourcing, Buyer, Purchasing, Senior Buyer, Category Buyer, Commodity Buyer


Proven experience as a buyer, manufacturing background is essential

Job description

A leading business based in Cwmbran is looking to recruit for a Strategic Buyer on a full-time permanent basis.

Role - Strategic Buyer

Type - Permanent

Locations - Cwmbran

Salary - Competitive (DOE)

Key responsibilities for Strategic Buyer and will not be limited to:

  • To issue and monitor RFP/Q's to strategic suppliers using available engineering data.
  • Review and selection of suppliers based on proposals/quotations received.
  • Setup supplier data within the business ERP system.
  • Using MRP data to raise necessary PO's and work with a predetermined number of suppliers to ensure that materials ordered are delivered on time in full, and to the correct quality standards.
  • To develop partnerships and relationships with suppliers.
  • To manage purchasing projects such as industrialisation of new products that include but are not limited to composite, metallic and electrical components.
  • To actively engage within the appropriate Target Purchasing Strategy.
  • Ensure OTIF from supply base meets the MRP requirements.
  • Ensure all KPI's are reported and updated in accordance with requirements.
  • To ensure Program/Business Sectors are supported and managed to effectively satisfy all requirements.
  • To ensure that the service provided by suppliers meets required levels.
  • To ensure communication to Suppliers is of a consistently high standard to support communication throughout the business.
  • To provide Management Metrics to allow for accurate and easy monitoring of progress.
  • To organise the placement of purchase orders to fulfil the MRP requirements on both individual and team accounts.
  • To resolve discrepancy and invoice queries in line with own and team KPI.
  • To manage open rework orders within the supply chain, ensuring that they are completed in a timely manner with own and team KPI.
  • Monitor and reduce the Open Order Book arrears with own and team KPI.
  • To create and manage supplier Long Term Agreements.

Key skills and experience required for Strategic Buyer job applicant and will not be limited to:

  • 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) including Maths and English, A-C grade preferred
  • Read and understand engineering drawings
  • Demonstrable experience in problem solving techniques
  • Knowledge of Purchasing activity within a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Ability to establish good working relationships across departments and with supplier representatives at all levels
  • Energetic and enthusiastic approach to work and strong team player
  • Computer literate with MS Office Software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), MS Outlook
  • Willingness and ability to work across all areas of operations
  • Flexible work approach in order to support the Business needs
  • Willingness to travel
  • Resilient and determined

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

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