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  • Job reference: RMS0172937

Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 08/11/2016
  • Duration: on-going
The Company:
Our Client is a prestigious manufacturer of sports and racing cars. The company designs and builds race and production automobiles of light weight and fine handling characteristics.

The Role:
•To ensure components/services are sourced in the most optimum manner for the specific project/department.
•To maintain a supplier base acceptable for our industry.
•To establish project/department procurement as designated.
•To support department colleagues as and when necessary.
•To source and procure components/services
•To assess potential suppliers both technically and commercially
•To provide support to assess and report on new technology/services and applications
•To assist with proposal costings, as required
•To provide a role model for Buyers and Associate Buyers
•To ensure all activities undertaken are in line with current policies and procedures.
•To assist in day to day running of the Purchasing Department and all activities associated with it

Engineering:

•To liaise with Clients and their suppliers to ensure adequate interface
•To liaise directly with the Clients as and when necessary, on all commercial aspects relevant to the project

Cars:
•To undertake costdown activities as directed by the Team Leader/ Commodity Supervisor/ Principal Buyer

Buyer:
•To assess existing suppliers with the main to reduce supplier base

Central:
•To liaise with internal customer departments to ensure adequate interface.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- Certificate of Higher Education in Engineering/Business Studies or equivalent. Higher National Diploma and/or CIPS desirable.
- Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment (ideally automotive)
- PC literate with current software. Basic understanding of engineering/manufacturing drawings.
- Previous experience in general engineering/aerospace/automotive
- Communicative, resourceful, flexible and ambitious
- European language would be an advantage.

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.

For further information or to discuss any opportunities, Contact Stephen Robinson at Fircroft on + 1925 281 639
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