Plant Buyer

Posted 3 September by Robert Alan Partnership Ltd

Our client is a leading automotive interior parts manufacturer and are looking to add to their already successful purchasing and after markets team.

Responsible for plant’s purchasing activities and support across the group as required.

To manage the complete after sales process, ensuring that customer orders are processed and issued in a timely manner in line with the deadlines set.

To ensure all data is accurately configured in SAP to enable accurate and timely MRP procedures to function.

Achievement of Business Plan Objectives Annual Cost Down

Project Targets: Cost & Lead time

Sustained supply

Achieve completion of demand loading activity by close of business on Tuesday.

Ensure all MRP requirements are transmitted by Wednesday lunchtime.

Deliver after sales requirements on-time within one week of request.

Maintain system based BOM to 100% accuracy.

Providing packaging proposals within one week of request.

Maintain packaging material inventory levels at optimum levels.

Contributing to the achievement of stock turns targets set.

Providing delivery performance data in line with timescales agreed.

Ensuring that 5s standards are adhered to at all times.

Ensure all configuration requirements for all components are accurate and appropriate.

Develop improvement requirements for Logistics systems

  • Manage the supply base (UK/overseas and direct/indirect). Spend is approx. €10m/yr

  • Ensure business plan objectives are met.

  • Negotiate price, terms and conditions, of parts, tooling and equipment.

  • Manage RFC/PCR/PCNs and control costs / lead time.

  • Continuously look for improvements through benchmarking and propose/support va/ve activities.

  • Identify and propose purchasing synergies across the group.

  • Support other departments if required in case of supplier non-conformance (Quality, Logistics).

  • Manage suppliers in advance of program run out to avoid obsolescence.

  • Maintain sap and purchasing databases.

  • Raise RFQ’s, Purchase Orders and Analysis Reports for management.

  • For any supplier sourcing / resourcing, ensure all QCDDMF criteria are met and the necessary Sourcing Committee documents completed.

  • Liaise with Purchasing offices where necessary.

  • Monitor supplier behavioral changes, asses for any supply risks and take necessary action.

  • Ensuring that after sales demand is accurately loaded onto SAP taking into account any items considered to be in transit.

  • Liaising with Material Planners and Suppliers to ensure that components are purchased in a timely manner to meet Customer demand.

  • Arranging any transport requirements.

  • Ensuring that all inventory transactions are completed in SAP accurately and in a timely manner.

  • Raising and management of all sales orders.

  • Reporting to the Magna Management team and customers information relating to after sales delivery performance on a weekly basis as a minimum.

  • Liaising with relevant Magna functions regarding the introduction of new components.

  • Managing inventory levels of packaging materials required for after sales to ensure that stock levels are in line with requirements.

  • Maintaining and reviewing packaging specs for all commercially agreed components.

  • Supporting any activity within the business that requires items to be packaged other than after sales.

  • Effectively operating within the Engineering Change Process in order to ensure proactive introduction and minimise obsolescence.

  • Any other ad hoc duties that may be required as directed by the Logistics Manager.

  • Ensuring supplier portal is accurate and kept up to date

  • Selecting and packing after sales components in line with Customer orders which includes bending, twisting, and lifting weights of up to 30kg

  • Producing labels for packed components and ensuring all shipments are labelled correctly

  • HNC/HND/Degree level in technical discipline.

  • Purchasing experience in automotive and/or manufacturing environment preferred but not essential. Commodity purchasing experience in any industry is a requirement.

  • Understanding of Cost Constitution and Quotation Analysis Forms (QAF),

  • contract terms and manufacturing processes. Delivery terms (incoterms), Basic finance (credit terms, cash flow, financing), Able to read/understand drawings.

  • Competency in Excel, Word. SAP essential

Required skills

  • Manufacturing Environment
  • MRP
  • SAP
  • 5S
  • Supplier Sourcing

Reference: 34556246

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