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  • Job reference: RMS0175276

General Buyer - 31936

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/01/2017
  • Duration: on going
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (21/02/17)
This vacancy has now expired.

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:
Managing supplier relationships and supplier performance. Drive continuous improvement within area of responsibility. Work as part of a matched trio with the climate engineering & cost engineering in strategy development. Work with manufacturing, capacity team and MP&L to understand constraints. Remain abreast of industry environment to identify potential risks & opportunities to the business.

3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED:
1) -Proven track record in a purchasing or other commercial negotiating environment -Strong sense of business acumen and analytical skills - Understands total cost of acquisition impact and end customer value relationship -Negotiation
2) -Strong teamwork skills -Project management skills -Strong stakeholder management and relationship management skills and experience
3) -Excellent communication skills with the ability to converse at all levels of the organisation and with external suppliers/customers -Ability to be highly organised and continually focus on attention to detail -Degree desired and/or CIPS qualified

Experience Required: Ideally the successful candidate will have CIPS or a degree or equivalent in engineering, supply chain, business or technical field. The successful candidate will demonstrate progressive experience in purchasing, supply management activities.

Education Required: Degree desired and/or CIPS qualified

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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