Technical Buyer

Job Title: Technical Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Croydon, Surrey
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: 68460-ENGIN-SOG
Contact Name: Sam Morgan
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 12, 2017 10:20

Job Description

A local Manufacture is looking for a Technical Buyer to join the procurement team and help with the huge demand of their components.
Main responsibilities will be to place purchase orders for parts as required and to provide technical decisions in support of materials purchased.
*Review the MRP system demand and place purchase/works orders.
*Place items on Kanban with suppliers, reviewing demand and lead time to ensure stock is kept to a minimum
*Make technical decisions in response to information requested by both suppliers and internal departments
Duties and Responsibilities:
1.Interface with suppliers to achieve targets and objectives
2.Review data to make decisions on items to put on Kanban, setting up internal systems to deal with the demand triggers
3.Proactively negotiating with suppliers to ensure the price and delivery is met
4.Meeting targets for items on Kanban, price and delivery
5.Making decisions on alternative supply of materials, if required
6.Understand the requirement for the approval and purchase of fully traceable materials, the understanding and comparison of material chemical/mechanical specifications to those specified by the customer and the ability to follow through with the decision making process to select suitable conforming material
7.Keeping cost down by managing the product purchasing in an efficient way
8.Visiting suppliers to assess capabilities, both current and prospective alternatives
9.Plan and procure materials from approved suppliers to support achievement of production plan in line with agreed timelines.

The salary available is £35,000 - £42,000 with a benefit package including pension, Life Assurance and 25 Days Holiday