Technical Buyer

Ref No. EMP418637
Salary £40,000 - £50,000/annum
Location Horsham, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Now Interviewing


This is an exciting role to work for an up and coming organisation and really help drive and develop key supply chain strategies.


Strong background in engineering

The Job

The position of the strategic buyer is responsible for co-ordination of all Purchasing related activities for new products and projects as well as support for day-to-day procurement department activities. The ideal candidate will have a degree and previous experience of project buying or supplier selection and management for complex and diverse engineered components.

Location - Horsham

Salary - Competitive plus benefits

The roles and responsibilities of the strategic buyer are -

Represent the purchasing department as appropriate in cross functional teams which drive through new project introductions to strict time and cost constraints

Preparation of costed Bills of Materials and the maintenance and development of these through the life of the project including cost down roadmaps

Identify potential vendors, launch RFQ's, negotiate terms and conditions with vendors

Responsible for tracking supplier progress to ensure 100% on time delivery of tooling and samples at the right quality level. Chair technical reviews and ensure drawings are understood and approved before suppliers accept projects in collaboration with colleagues in Supplier Development department.

Resolution of quality and delivery issues for bought-in components

Provide input, with justification, with regard to forecast spend and variations for those projects under management and for annual budgets of direct materials

Presentation of monthly reports and KPI's

In collaboration with the Engineering department ensure a cost effective design via concurrent engagement with potential supply base

Propose sourcing options for decisions. Guide and influence engineering component selections. Ensure all purchased parts are nominated and approved for source in time to meet project builds

Ensure the proper production capacity and tools are implemented by vendors

Negotiate, agree and set up supply contracts

The ideal candidate for the role will have -

Computer literate

Experienced MRP user

Relevant degree qualification, eg mechanical engineering or material science

Experience within high volume manufacturing or an automotive supplier

At least 5 years' procurement or project background * A track record in managing procurement projects either via NPI projects or on VAVE programme

Barclay Meade acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Barclay Meade and may assist with processing your application.

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