OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
The Buyer will drive year on year cost reductions via negotiation, benchmarking and competitive sourcing. The buyer will work on both Commodity and Program related purchasing to ensure program targets are achieved via the most cost-effective suppliers.
SCOPE OF THE POSITION:
Commodity and Program Purchasing
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Drive year on year cost reductions in line with corporate targets.
Develop commodity strategy and manage it in line with market change (FX fluctuation, material price development, advances in technology, etc.)
Initiate cost savings ideas, initiate and participate in lean assessment activities in the program, initiate benchmark as well as insource / outsource analysis when applicable, work with plant logistics to optimise freight and packaging issues
Support local plants/operations in any supplier-related issues (deliveries, commercial, etc.)
Manage material economics (CPI/CPR) & Exchange Rate related issues
Develop Lear Should Cost Models with suppliers
Negotiate Long Term Agreements
Test global markets to ensure lowest cost of sourced components.
Create and issue release of RFQ/ECN for sourcing of new product and subsequent design changes
Source suppliers based on issued RFQ/ECN's to support program deliverables
Proficiency in English and a second European language advantageous
Strong Negotiation abilities.
2+ years in purchasing or equivalent experience.
MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
BSc/BA or equivalent experience
and/or technical education,
and/or engineer with university degree.
Professional and confident approach
Ability to work under pressure
Highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
Highly developed planning and organisational skills
Ability to motivate
Self motivated and proactive approach
Ability to Travel in the UK /EU
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