• Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 11th July 2017
  • £32000 - £38000 per Annum + pension etc
  • Ref: SW1163
Operational Buyer
£32-38k + benefits

My client is a global leader in its field and have an urgent requirement for an Operational Buyer. The role is fundamental to their ability to deliver to their customers and clients. Customer expectations are high, as such they are looking for an adaptive driven candidate to deliver on time to required quality.

You will possess creative problem-solving skills in a team environment and comfortable with communicating clearly and efficiently. Due to the nature of the assignments undertaken by my client you will work in an environment that promotes autonomy and initiative, requiring a flexible attitude. Above all you will have a desire to progress.

*Supplier selection and management of sub-contracted work packages
*Development of a competitive flexible supplier base, focusing on year on year cost reduction, specifically on aluminium material cost saving opportunities from a technical point of view
*Understanding and interpreting engineering requirements, including quality, delivery, specifications and price and ensuring that these requirements are understood and reflected throughout the procurement cycle
*Ensuring that all enquiries are sent out in a professional and timely manner to establish the most competitive sources to support the bid management process
*Support to negotiation of contracts, providing the technical inputs from Manufacturing Engineering point of view, specifically on material savings and costs
*Prevention of critical supply issues through best practice supply chain management techniques
*Pursuing Lean, inventory and consignment initiatives within the supply chain
*To encourage communication between the supplier and engineering to effect cost reduction of mature and new products
*Liaise with key stakeholders to formulate 'make or buy' decisions
*To manage on time delivery from the supply base and expedite Purchase Orders as required
*Carry out site visits to suppliers as necessary

*Proven experience in a similar role
*Experience within a manufacturing environment is essential
*CIPS qualification or equivalent is desirable
*Experience in manufacturing processes in machining environment
*Aerospace experience is desirable
*Working experience of knowledge of lean implementation

Candidates must be able to obtain SC Security Clearance level

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