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  • Job reference: RMS0173353

General Buyer - 31521

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 23/11/2016
  • Duration: 22 weeks

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:
Prototype Purchase Buyer
This is a high profile department, and as a result the role will require a high degree of confidence, self-drive, and commitment. The role will require a creative individual who will help develop, implement, and maintain processes and procedures for the Prototype Purchase department. The role will be aligned to a CoC, and will require a close working relationship with your matched pair in Prototype Piece Cost Estimating. The Prototype Purchase department sits within the Programme Purchase group. This team are charged with delivering the Prototype Cost Targets on future model programmes. This requires working closely with our associates in many operational functions, but principally Engineering, Production Purchase, and Finance.

Skills Required:
This is a high profile department, and as a result the role will require a high degree of confidence, self-drive, and commitment. The role will require a creative individual who will help develop, implement, and maintain processes and procedures for the Prototype Purchase department. The role will be aligned to a CoC, and will require a close working relationship with your matched pair in Prototype Piece Cost Estimating.

Skills Preferred:
3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED: 1)Able to work with and influence a wide range of stakeholders at all levels of the business to deliver Prototype Purchasing objectives 2)Strong levels of drive, determination and leadership skills to work in a changing environment and manage conflicting priorities for self and others 3)Have a continuous improvement mind-set

Experience Required:
-Lead technical negotiations with suppliers -Drive strategic change and deliver long term benefits to the business -Ensure self and suppliers are undertaking 'best practice' to minimise prototype costs -Manage Prototype cost decks -Provide coaching / support to PD engineers and Purchase buyers -Maintain and meet / exceed departmental objectives -Develop and refine Prototype Purchase processes and procedures

Education Required:
Ideally qualified to degree level (or equivalent) and/or have a professional qualification in purchasing, manufacturing, production engineering or cost engineering.

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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