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  • Job reference: RMS0140623

Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/07/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (28/07/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

The Role:
Main Purpose of the Role

This role is responsible for the all Sourcing Strategies associated with delivering the Business Plan of the Department Brand. Key aspects are to contribute to cost down initiatives, achieve total cost optimisation, quality and delivery improvements.
The secondary goal is to support the Head of Commercial Operations - Department in sharing & training best practice in terms of Purchasing delivery and influencing the wider business in support of Company Key Goals.
This role will also act as a Purchase Module representative.

Scope of the Role

1. Delivery of financial objectives

a. Material cost reductions
b. Tooling investment
c. Accruals and purchase price variance
d. Project targets

2. Delivery of projects

a. Delivery of forward sourcing activity
b. Timely decision making
c. Controlling of supplier performance during launch
d. Nominating within tooling and material cost targets
e. Management of AEKO/ECRs

3. Support activities of cross functional decision bodies

a. Local Sourcing Committee to make supply decisions up to the level specified in the relevant procedures and recommend decisions above these levels to the Group Pre-Meeting/CSC
b. Supply Concerns Meeting to assure continuity of supply to Production in the right quality

4. Support the training of Team members

a. Support and monitor Departmental action plans
b. Support the training of best practice


Qualifications & Experience

- Ideally educated to degree level or equivalent and preferably associated to a professional body (i.e Chartered Institute of Purchase and supply).
- German language skills would be desirable.
- Proven track record in working in a Purchase environment.
- Development of sourcing strategies with constant evaluation of short, medium and long term strategies.
- Demonstrable experience in a commercial environment, including complex contractual negotiations.
- Demonstrable experience in supplier management, supply chain management and negotiation.
- Good communication and presentation skills along with the ability to guide and influence others at all levels of the Business cross functionally.
- A proven track record concerning the financial management of external supplier spends.
- Broad technical understanding of automotive commodities is preferable.
- Understanding of Project delivery milestones.
- Demonstrable experience of delivering against challenging commercial targets.
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