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Senior Buyer Open for Applications

Salary / Rate
£35,000 - £45,000 / Annum
My client in the Llantrisant area are looking for a Strategic Sourcing Buyer for a growing team within the Manufacturing sector.

Duties will include:

  • Material productivity; margin expansion and material savings accomplished through PPV and VE.
  • Inflation; mitigation and control.
  • Low Cost Country Sourcing.
  • Supplier Quality.
  • NPI’s.
  • Project management for NPI effectiveness and product transfers. (Sourcing or Project Lead role).
  • Innovation for material productivity and continuous improvement.
  • Collaboration; specifically but not limited to Engineering and R&D.
  • Supplier Contracts; Long Term Agreements and other supplier contracts.
  • Ensure through successful delivery of responsibilities that Llantrisant is a site of choice for new business and product transfers.
  • Successfully deliver NPI’s through APQP project management and hence ensuring successful new product introductions into the Llantrisant site.
  • Project lead role or sourcing lead role for NPI’s or product transfers as appropriate.
  • Supplier selection for new technologies, material productivity and supporting a sustainable supply chain not only for Llantrisant site but one that can also support PKI globally.
  • Mitigating and controlling inflation.
  • Bench marking of existing supplier price performance against potential new suppliers in the market through comparative analysis. Incorporating lower cost markets (LCC), Eastern Europe, Asia and ROW for potential supply.
  • With existing, preferred suppliers securing best price through supplier negotiations and collaboration to include value engineering, other opportunities including bench marking to prove competitive advantage.
  • Contract Negotiations and contract formalisation to secure Long Term Agreements.
  • PPV and VE reporting and analysis on a monthly basis, actual to forecast to target.
  • Producing with team the department’s monthly performance review.
  • Project management of sourcing projects, successfully manage supplier transition using APQP.
  • Vendor Rationalisation.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Positive attitude.
  • Customer 1st – no customer impact, improving customer’s experience.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, drive and execute change, be entrepreneurial.
  • Innovation: be innovative with; supplier quality, material productivity, NPI effectiveness, LCC sourcing and project management.
  • Results focused and action orientated.
  • Energy and drive.
  • Teamwork, promote a positive, energised and supportive team. Contribute to creating and maintaining an environment of support, cooperation and collaboration
  • Analytic, investigate and diagnose, question and challenge.
  • Take initiative and provide solutions.
  • Communication Skills. Demonstrates strong communication skills with the ability to negotiate effectively. Exceptional ability to communicate and present information, opinions, observations and conclusions.
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility. Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness. Works well in an environment without direct supervision. Self-managed and self-motivated. Seeks opportunities to expand responsibilities. Demonstrates flexibility to support business needs in a balanced, win/win environment.
  • Learning Orientation. Demonstrates willingness and ability to learn. Be willing to consider different viewpoints and try new approaches that are aligned with the dynamics of the company.
  • Managing multiple priorities. Be able to set and manage priorities and critical responsibilities.

Knowledge & Expertise – with a proven track record.

  • More than 3 year's experience in a similar role.
  • Skilled in project management and utilising tools to drive performance and deliver projects successfully.
  • Past experience of product transfers and NPI’s.
  • Preferably CIPS qualified.
  • Skilled in generating savings and margin expansion.
  • Experienced and skilled in supplier sourcing.
  • Decision Making / Problem Solving. Has the ability to collate information, analyse and make decisions based on experience and commercial judgement. Past experience/responsibility for making decisions that has a significant impact on an organisation’s operational and financial performance.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a market leading company offering great benefits and opportunities.


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