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    Supply Chain and Logistics

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    Stuart Posner

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  • Published:

    28 days ago

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£32k - £35k
Excellent Benefits
The Company
A leading provider of manufacturing services and manufacturer of electronic components that believes advanced electronics is the key to a brighter, smarter future. Working on advanced flight controls, smart surgical tools, intelligent vehicle charging and seamless automation, the company is full of creative and passionate people working towards a common goal within aerospace and defence, industrial and the transportation industries. 
What is the purpose of the Buyer role?
As a buyer, you will be responsible for the procurement of parts and management of suppliers to support the operation of the company in Barnstaple
What will be the responsibilities of the buyer?
  • To identify purchasing requirements for production and new product development.
  • Researching, selection and purchasing of products and materials.
  • Negotiating with suppliers to ensure best price, quantities and delivery times
  • Ensuring timely delivery of inbound orders.
  • Analysing trends to make sound purchasing decisions.
  • Ensuring strong relationships and process controls with suppliers.
  • Drive continuous improvement through measurable KPIs.
  • Placing purchase orders for production requirements, non-production and NPI.
  • Supporting supplier performance and development.
  • Ensuring cost, delivery and inventory targets are met.
  • Maintaining accurate data with MRP system.
What skills and experience will the Buyer have?
  • Proven supplier relationship management.
  • Experience in all aspects of supply chain from programme definition, NPI, production to aftermarket.
  • Effective cross-functional engagement.
  • Cost management.
  • Lean tools and techniques.
  • Project management.
  • Experience in aerospace or similar.
  • Extensive experience in working in low volume, high product mix, build-to-print environments and design to spec environments.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Change management.
  • Import/Export compliance.
What will the Buyer get in return?

  • £32k-£35k
  • Performance related bonus
  • Company share save scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Medical cover
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Fresh fruit and hot drinks
  • Free parking