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  • Job reference: RMS0180653

Buyer - (Mechanical Components)

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/06/2017
  • Duration: permanent / on-going contract
  • Time left:
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The Role:
The next phase is to enter production and due to continued growth, my client is looking for a specialist Buyer (Mechanical Components) with automotive experience to effectively drive sourcing activities and support the 'end to end' operational Company requirements.

We are looking for a specialist buyer in mechanical components to work closely with our engineering team.

Your responsibilities will include

*Purchasing goods, materials, components and services in line with cost, quality and delivery targets
*Researching and sourcing required products and raw components at the best price within the required location
*Forging professional relationships with suppliers and developing an effective network identifying the appropriate geographic region for specific components
*Effectively negotiating the best price, delivery and cost timescales available
*Developing good working relationships with the internal team and keeping abreast of current and future requirements of products, anticipating needs, planning and updating the team appropriately
*Driving continuous improvement in procurement with appropriate considerations for safety compliance, quality and efficiency
*Keeping up to date with market trends and strategies and evaluating new opportunities as appropriate

The Company:
Specialises in the design and production of fully electric commercial vehicles

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Previous purchasing experience
- Mechanical Components purchasing experience
- Automotive Industry
- Technical Automotive understanding

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.

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