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  • Job reference: RMS0097156


  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/07/2011
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Job Title: Buyer
Job Location: Crewe
Rate/Salary: Excellent
Benefits: Excellent
Duration: Permanent
Residency: UK & EU

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer and is currently experiencing an upturn in production with demand increasing globally.

The Role:
The primary purpose of this role is to support the Business plan delivery of the Bentley brand i.e cost down, total cost optimisation, quality and delivery improvement. The secondary purpose is to source components for current and future variants of vehicles models.

This role covers the procurement of the components within selected categories and management of suppliers providing these materials. The role requires sufficient flexibility to change role within Purchasing to work at the same level with different areas of responsibility. The role does involve overseas travel.

Key Responsibilities
You will be responsible for:
The accuracy of pricing and supplier data held in business systems relating to suppliers, including effectivity dates, price type coding, lead times and contact information.
Cost negotiation against target.
Supplier resourcing
The accuracy of cost reporting through the business plan process.
Identifying a global sourcing plan that integrated with VW / Audi activity as appropriate to maximise potential savings.
Process administration and record keeping management.
Supporting production shortage issues by working with logistics in resolving key supplier concerns
Supporting resolution off supplier issues and QMM action planning.
Maintaining working relationships with suppliers.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Educated to degree level or equivalent, preferably with CIPS qualification.

Previous Experience
Experience is required in a similar position within an automotive environment.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft is a leading provider of technical recruitment solutions to a number of specialist industries, active in over 30 countries worldwide. Our key sectors include: Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals & Process, Automotive & Aerospace, Nuclear & Power, Mining & Minerals and General Engineering.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, please contact Danny Fozard at Fircroft on + 44 1925 25 3500
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