Tactical Buyer

Exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join this global Manufacturing business to minimise material spend

Your new company
Exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join this global Manufacturing business to minimise material spend, based in Hertfordshire

Your new role

  • Evaluate and act upon the MRP requirements and Kanban levels for assigned commodities.
  • Negotiate pricing and lead times on non standard items or for large projects with suppliers
  • Objectively measure and communicate Supplier performance to support Supply Chain continuous improvement initiatives.Interface with Suppliers, Quality, Strategic Sourcing and Engineering to quickly resolve quality, delivery or cost issues
  • Drive increased inventory turns, reduced cycle times and improved Customer OTD by developing, implementing and managing pull-based material replenishment processes, including but not limited to Kanban cars, vendor managed inventory and supplier consignment stock
  • Provide effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop
  • Expedite / de-expedite materials when appropriate to effectively control inventory levels and demand requirements


What you'll need to succeed

  • Prior experience implementing and managing a Kanban or Pull system approach to component flow
  • Knowledge of supplier performance management practices, including supplier scorecards and performance metrics
  • Direct experience of working with suppliers from low cost regions (India, China, Eastern Europe etc.)
  • Direct experience implementing lean concepts (value stream mapping, kaizen leaderships,5S, etc.)
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Green belt and CIPS certifications highly desirable


What you'll get in return
Salary up to £40,000 + Benefits

What you need to do now
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Application question

Do you have material/Component purchasing experience from a Manufacturing environment?

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