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  • Job reference: RMS0113785

Buyer - Senior Purchasing/ Stampings - 22917

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/08/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Position Description:
A Buyer in Stampings area would assume responsibility for a portfolio of commodities and projects associated with BIW and Trim and Final Stampings.
Main responsibilities would include:
- Managing supplier relationships in conjunction with the Aligned Business Framework. Strategy planning. Sourcing New Product/Programs in line with agreed milestones.
- Controlling all expenditure related to Engineering Design and Testing, Prototypes, Tooling, and Goods/Services. Developing, along with Engineering, opportunities to improve design, cost and quality.
- Benchmarking existing product and analysing market trends.
- Annual cost improvement negotiations.
- Identifying Emerging Market Sourcing opportunities in countries such as Brazil, Russia and China.

Skills Required:
- Excellent Communication Skills with the ability to develop world-class influencing and negotiating skills.
- Aptitude to operate effectively within a challengine environment.
- Attention to detail is essential as they will be required to adhere to comlex processes.
- Full driving license and passport required.

Skills Preferred:
- Good level of IT competence in programmes such as Excel and Word and a high level of numerical and analytical competence are essential.
- Demonstrate ability to build effective cross functional relationships.

Experience Required:
- Proven Purchasing experience, of which should have been in an engineering environment.
- An understanding of the automotive procurement marketplace.
- A demonstrable commercial business awareness.

Education Required:
- Degree or equivalent.
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