Senior Buyer

  • Permanent
  • Gloucestershire, South West
  • Posted 28th March 2018
  • £35000 - £38000 per Annum + pension, benefits, flexible working
  • Ref: SW1211
Senior Buyer

My client is a global organisation looking to recruit a Senior Buyer. This is a newly created vacancy to work closely with the Procurement Manager and other Senior Buyer, with specific focus on buying machined parts / forgings. You will have a proven background in machined parts, with a strong understanding of machining and forging supplier manufacturing processes and treatments.

*Negotiating best cost, delivery terms and payment terms
*Manage total supplier delivery performance, support supplier business reviews and manage and monitor OTIF and Overdue performance metrics
*Management of the purchase requisitions for timely placement of PO's and sub-contract orders as required
*Ensure appropriate quality instructions and customer requirements are provided to suppliers
*Coordinate delivery status, communicate internally and manage any recovery
*Manage import of goods with detailed management of ITAR and related customs regulatory requirements
*Management of risk, with appropriate escalation
*Support supplier selection and assessment process
*Work with Contract Manager to implement long term agreements
*Deputise for procurement manager when necessary
*Mentor and develop skills of buyers in the direct procurement team

*Proven experience in buying machined parts/forgings. Experience in other commodities an advantage
*Understanding of machining and forging supplier manufacturing processes and treatments
*Previous experience in Aerospace procurement
*Inter-operational process management experience, with a good knowledge of purchasing procedures
*Trained in continuous improvement tools and techniques
*Excellent Excel skills
*Good project management skills

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