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Senior Mechanical Buyer - 12 Month Contract - £20.00 to £24.00 per hour (DOE)
Are you a Mechanical Buyer who understands precision machinery, engineering drawings and can engage with engineers and suppliers?
I am looking to secure your talents for a Senior Mechanical Buyer role with a specialist manufacturer based in Hampshire.
Initially a 12 month contract, if successful a strong push to become permanent will be made to keep you in the business.
Responsible for all aspects of Supplier Relationship and managing expectations and performance.
Take the lead coordinating role for introducing new products and new suppliers.
Negotiating commercial agreements and the ongoing development and delivery of the cost reduction programme for mechanical commodities. Proactively seeking out and driving through opportunities to improve supplier effectiveness in terms of Cost Quality and Working Capital.
Raising purchasing orders in line with ERP, project and other adhoc demands.
Implementation and management of non-discrete order methods (Purchase Schedules, Kanban, VMI, Consignment, etc.)
Review acknowledgements and actively work with suppliers to ensure delivery dates are met.
Regularly review purchasing action messages and action orders as required.
Respond to actual or potential material shortages.
Coordinates with production/quality on faulty material and process non-conformances in a timely manner to return faulty goods to the supplier.
Communicate regularly with suppliers to ensure requirements are fully understood. Coordinate activities with Engineering and Quality to ensure queries on new products are resolved within appropriate time scales so as to mitigate the risk to production and customer delivery.
Manage purchasing activities associated with engineering design changes providing input where appropriate.
Manage issue resolution activities with suppliers to ensure continuity of supply.
Actively progress cost reduction opportunities and ensure best overall cost of purchase.
Process invoice and receiving queries in a timely manner.
Measure Supplier performance and proactively manage improvement in quality, delivery & cost.
Management of cost down initiatives and reporting.
Produce key procurement performance indicators (KPI)
Have input to and deliver against the KPIs for the department. KPIs will change from time to time to remain relevant to the business drivers.
Reduction of transactional burden
Rolling out Lean Supply Methods with Supplier along with commercial agreements
Flexible Working Available
Flexible to work outside of normal working hours where needed to support customer or business needs.
Responsibility for placing purchase orders and authorising within agreed levels
Set-up and management of replenishment processes
Delivering continuous improvement as part of the supply chain team
Purchase order authorisation is signed off dependent on order value
If you are a match for the role then send your updated CV to email@example.com or call Paul on 02392 458048 to discuss further.
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