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  • Job reference: RMS0140785

Senior Buyer - Materials Planning and Log - 26211

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/05/2014
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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:
Develop understanding of competitive cost levels for existing parts portfolio and develop strategies and negotiation work plans to achieve these.
Recognising the underlying business need for material cost reduction as defined in the annual business plan expectations develop cost reduction roadmaps.
Develop sourcing and commodity strategies
Ensure supply base maintains agreed/ verified capacity to meet client needs and actual delivery requirements.
On occasion, when supplies are threatened or disrupted (in particular due to capacity shortfalls), the buyer assumes a coordination role, ensuring the affected parties within client and the supplier work together to deliver an action plan that restores continuity of supply. Work with internal stakeholders and suppliers to manage changes in programme assumptions, e.g.: volume, launch timing or shift pattern changes.
Project manage active resourcing actions with internal stakeholders and affected suppliers in order to ensure seamless transition

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
3 Years
Graduate level preferred or CIPS

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
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