Senior NPI buyer

Ref No. EMP444723
Location Shoreham-By-Sea, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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My client have a fantastic permanent opportunity to join their procurement division as a senior buyer.


Strong experience in a technical purchasing function

The Job

The successful candidate will be rewarded with the opportunity to be a key member of a team with a broad remit to support the quality of New Product Introduction across projects. This division specialises in delivering niche products to many premium brand customers.

Location - West Sussex

Salary - Flexible with benefits

Roles and responsibilities of buyer

Meeting with Clients to discuss/define Purchasing requirements and coordinate supply chain activities between suppliers, clients & Engineering/project teams.

Maintaining and promoting relationships with clients, suppliers and the wider project purchasing team in identification & development of purchasing best-practise across the business.

Liaising with suppliers and Engineering teams on design feasibility issues, expediting orders and agreeing concessions or return rejects

Procurement of project goods including bespoke parts/tooling manufactured drawings, along with design/development, and other technical services.

Identification & evaluation of potential supply partners (working closely with SQA).

Responsible for Supplier Nomination activities including; carrying out audits, NDA's, T&C's, risk evaluation, competitive bidding (RFQ), negotiating prices of/with UK and international suppliers.

Control spend against budget and forecasting to completion of project

Ownership of the end-to-end, purchase-to-pay process for projects assigned

Coordination and Maintenance of supplier held tooling registers

The ideal canidate for the role will have -

Experience of NPI and/or Buying role

Experience working in an Engineering or manufacturing environment essential

Knowledge of BoM's, PO Processes, familiarity with technical drawings.

Experience for part Supplier Nomination process

A working knowledge of contract law

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.

Strong data management skills and IT literacy. Experience with SAP & Baan Purchasing an advantage

Resourceful and process good interpersonal skills

Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is desirable.

Ability to communicate well with the team, internal customers and external suppliers, with an understanding of escalation process and requirements

Demonstrates the highest integrity and ethical values in dealing with clients, suppliers, and colleagues.

Flexible to travel within UK & overseas from time to time

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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