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Program Buyer

  • Salary:
  • Job type:
  • Contract
  • Location:
  • Coventry
This vacancy has now expired.

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB

The Program Buyer coordinates the communication and documentation flow between the regional (CFD) program and engineering team and the European Commodity Purchasing team. 

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compile the standard RFQ package according to the program requirements or advanced program activities and forward to the responsible Commodity Buyer
  • Setup and maintenance of sourcing calendar
  • Compile and/or review costed BOM, compare status to target
  • Manage the information flow between CFD Engineering/Program Team and European Commodity Purchasing and/or the suppliers; Timely drawing releases, Engineering data, Commercial program information
  • Support local plants/operations in any supplier-related issues (deliveries, commercial, etc.) - eventual escalation to Commodity Manager
  • Responsible for program related reports, profile purchasing data maintenance, participation in program review meetings.
  • Support initial sourcing/resourcing process and contract negotiations by providing program-related information; local systems data maintenance support; roadmaps updates (volumes/mix); advanced purchasing support in coordination with commodity purchasing
  • Support supplier development on PPAP issues
  • Initiate cost savings ideas; take purchasing lead on program related cost save ideas, initiate and participate in lean assessment activities in the program, initiate benchmark as well as in source/outsource analysis when applicable, work with plant logistics to optimise freight and packaging issues
  • Obsolete material - support plants in excess or obsolete material issues with supplier.

 

 

KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred

Proficiency in English and a second European language advantageous.

Required

2+ years in purchasing or equivalent experience.

MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Preferred

CIPS 

Required

BSc/BA or equivalent experience and/or technical education, and/or engineer with university degree.

 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Professional and confident approach
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Highly developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Highly developed planning and organisational skills
  • Flexible approach
  • Team player
  • Ability to motivate
  • Self motivated and proactive approach
  • Ability to Travel in the UK

 

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