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The Role: Buyer
Type: Permanent
Location: Staffordshire
Salary: £40k – £50k

2fawcett are recruiting for an experienced Buyer to join a manufacturing business in Staffordshire, on a full time, permanent basis. As the Buyer, you will be responsible for supplier performance with respect to their NPI (New Product Introduction), Quality, Cost, Risk and Management.

Responsibilities of the Buyer

  • Responsible for new parts first off availability and Initial Sample Inspection Report compliance within the NPI  process requirement
  • Driving forward quality PPM improvements and PPAP/APQP compliance, supporting supplier quality clinics where appropriate
  • Ensure Warranty Agreements are in place where required prior to placing an order
  • Work alongside Supplier Development Engineers dealing with APQP, Project Readiness and supplier exit strategies
  • Cost reduction – achieving annual cost reduction targets
  • Cost management – driving improved levels of transparency focussing on Quotation Analysis Forms
  • Working with the global teams to understand Lowest Total Cost of Acquisition for specific categories of responsibility
  • Implement Long Term Agreements with assigned suppliers where appropriate
  • Lead Global Supplier Relationship Management activities for suppliers
  • Work with the Global Business Units and key functions to develop and deploy Global Category Strategies

Requirements of the Buyer

  • Purchasing in a Manufacturing Environment
  • Familiar with Manufacturing Processes
  • Global Sourcing
  • An appreciation of “Lean Techniques”
  • Working as part of a global matrix organisation
  • New Product Introduction process
  • Simultaneous Engineering
  • People Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Category Management
  • Supplier Development
  • MCIPS qualified

What will you get in return

  • Excellent Salary
  • On-site parking
  • Progression & Development
  • Company Benefits Schemes


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