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Monday - Friday : 09:00 - 17:00 (approx.)

£30,000 -35,000 dependent on experience

Gap Personnel operating as an employment business are recruiting for a Buyer for our prestigious engineering client based in Ilminster.

This role is to report to the Site Procurement & Supply Chain Manager to support with sourcing direct and indirect materials at the appropriate quality level, on time and at the most competitive cost from new programme launch through to steady state production.

Main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Purchasing of direct materials in line with operational requirements. Actioning the requirements of MRP. Re-phasing deliveries and expediting where necessary.

  • Maintaining part and procurement parameters in MRP/ERP, i.e. supplier lead times, strategic safety stocks, yields. Ensure all purchase orders and amendments are always up to date in the system

  • Running tender processes for new requirements, negotiating pricing and terms and conditions to ensure the best position for G&H

  • Develop and maintain proactive supplier relationships

  • Inventory management. Work with internal and external partners to optimise stock and ensure stock is provided in line with product lifecycle and business requirements.

  • Identify and manage cost reduction initiatives

  • Supplier Quality - work with suppliers and other departments to ensure robust corrective actions are in place to deal with non-conformity

  • Work with Product/Programme team to manage procurement actions in new product introduction

  • On a regular basis monitor Procurement KPI’s (OTIF, Quality, MPV) and publish along with action plans to deliver agreed targets

  • Build strong internal relationships and work with all areas to address purchasing issues and requirements.

  • Continuous Improvement. Work with internal colleagues and group colleagues to continuously develop and improve procurement and supply chain processes, tools and ways of working. Implement new tools, processes and procedures that are identified for group role out.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Understanding of quality requirements in aerospace and medial industries
  • Understanding of contracts and contract management

  • Strong IT Skills and in depth knowledge and experience of working with MRP

  • Ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels

  • Experience in implementing Pull Control or Vendor Managed Inventory processes with suppliers

  • Project management skills

  • Communication Skills

  • Drive and Determination

  • Teamwork

  • Quality and Accuracy

  • Problem solving

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for a challenging role with a highly reputable company.



Monday - Friday : 09:00 - 17:00 (approx.)

£30,000 -35,000 dependent on experience

Reference: 34410279

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