Interim Senior Buyer

Posted 6 February by Gap Personnel

Interim Senior Buyer

6 month placement

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

£35,000 per year

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

This role is fundamentally to support the growth of the business in a number of product lines and processes that have been identified for strategic, long term outsourcing. The purpose of this role is to lead the supplier selection and tender process, supplier negotiations and contract award and manage a multi discipline task team to outsource the packages work packages in question.

Main responsibilities are as follows:

  • Work within Health & Safety regulations, Company Quality and Environmental systems of work, and all other Company policies and procedures
  • Working positively to develop and foster good working relationships with colleagues and contracted personnel in order to maintain a culture of mutual respect and dignity
  • Working with the site leadership team draft a comprehensive transfer programme plan for the products and processes identified for outsourcing
  • Generate a requirements plan to understand all customer deliverables for successful delivery of the outsourcing programme
  • Working with Quality, Engineering and Operations prepare detailed and up to date engineering data packs for tender
  • Run the tender, assessment and down selection processes.
  • Complete contract negotiations to deliver the best total acquisition cost for the business and secure long term supply
  • Negotiate logistics agreements for implementing Vendor Schedules and Pull Control mechanisms that can then be managed by the site supply chain team
  • Compile step by step project plans for each outsourcing programme to transfer and ramp up external supply lines in conjunction with ramping down internal supply.
  • Manage a multi-discipline task team to deliver the transfer plan(s), with minimal risk to production, quality and cost.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Degree in engineering, business or science related field preferred.
  • CIPS Qualified
  • 5+ years’ experience in a strategic procurement role
  • Experience in manufacturing environment essential
  • In depth knowledge and experience of running MRP systems
  • Technical experience preferable
  • Able to be accountable and deliver results
  • A safety-conscious approach to work
  • Positive attitude to continuous improvement
  • Well experienced in building internal and external relationships
  • Flexible approach to working to meet deadlines
  • Quality and accuracy are key
  • Experience in leading commercial and contractual negotiations with suppliers
  • Proven track record in managing major work transfer programmes with minimal
  • impact to the customer
  • Understanding of quality requirements in aerospace and medical industries
  • Strong IT skills and in depth knowledge and experience of working with MRP
  • and developing processes within MRP
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good concentration levels and attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Must be reliable, have the ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

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

Interim Senior Buyer

6 month placement

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

£35,000 per year

Reference: 34410279

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