Strategic Buyer

Job Title: Strategic Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Salary: Up to £25.00 per hour
Start Date: asap
Reference: 73100-ENGIN-KAB_1544714466
Contact Name: Karen Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 13, 2018 15:21

Job Description

My Client are looking for Strategic Buyer with a really strong sourcing background preferably from a manufacturing background working with rubber, metals machining and chemicals.
The Strategic Buyer position will be responsible for a wide variety of functions critical to the continued success and effectiveness of the company. We are looking for an individual that has worked in a fast-paced manufacturing environment with demonstrated successes in Cost Reductions, Sourcing, New Products, Supply Chain Management and other tactical duties, all of which maximises the site's overall goals.

Scott Safety Strategic Buyer Principle Duties:
·Supports the execution of cost reductions for assigned commodities.
·Manages assigned suppliers / commodities to ensure ongoing supply and appropriate pricing
·Issues and manages purchase orders to support new products, engineering and tooling requirements
·Develops and obtains quotations from suppliers
·Supports resolution of quality/delivery issues with appropriate cross function team - Quality, Engineering, Production
·Provides defined sourcing and procurement support on new product development activities driving schedule adherence and attainment of cost targets
·Sets standard costs
·Conducts quoting activities to ensure best total cost for assigned commodities.
·Advises management of improvements on materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes
·Supports commodity cost reduction, lead time reduction and supplier consolidation projects.
·Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
·Ensure Supply Chains compliance with Export Trade and Regulatory requirements
·Support Supplier Performance improvement requirements working with Supplier Performance Quality Team.
Education & Experience Requirements:
·Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance ideal or relevant experience.
·A minimum of 4 years of progressive purchasing, cost reduction, project management, negotiation, supply chain management and problem solving skills.
·Solid understanding of MRP and demand-pull scheduling practices is desired
·Commodity knowledge in Rubber, Metals incl Machining / Chemicals preferred.
·Demonstrated analytical and communication skills-both written and verbal.
·Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs.
·Experience of SAP ERP system beneficial to this role.
·CIPS certified candidates preferred.
·Position requires a small degree of travel.
·Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, high initiative, ability to handle multiple tasks, organise and prioritise while being self-directed is a must
·Must also have a professional attitude exercising interpersonal culture, confidentiality, demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse environment with appropriate sense of urgency and drive for results

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