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  • Job reference: RMS0207085


  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/02/2019
  • Duration: full time
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The Role:
Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
This role is to ensure supplies are sourced efficiently and effectively. To build and maintain supplier relationships, build a cost saving workload and lead Cost Reduction exercises. Working as the procurement expert in cross-functional teams identify, evaluate and deliver certain VA/VE projects. Working collaboratively with Engineering, develop and deliver programmes involving suppliers in product development.

Main duties of this role includes:
* To source and procure components/services
* To place and process purchase orders on behalf of our client
* To ensure all activities undertaken are in line with current policies and procedures
* To assist in day to day running of the Purchasing Department and all activities associated with it
* To liaise with internal Customers to ensure Service Satisfaction
* To liaise directly with internal Customers on commercial aspects relevant to their requirements
* To undertake cost-down activities as directed by the Purchasing Manager
* To assess existing suppliers with the aim to reduce supplier base, unit costs and complexity
* To assess prospective suppliers to reduce costs and establish better standards of quality, service provision and operational flexibility

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Essential criteria:
* NVQ level 4/5 Certificate in Engineering/Business Studies or equivalent.
* Knowledge of manufacturing technologies, processes and applications.
* Ability and acceptance of a degree of domestic and international travel, occasionally with little notice.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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