Technical Buyer

From £25,000 - Southeast London

Posted: 10th, Sep 2017

Reference N°: 39022

Type: Permanent

The Company
A leading manufacturer with Head Offices in the USA. They have many years experience in developing custom design solutions and specialised services to suit specific customer needs.

The Role
Role Purpose: To place purchase orders for parts as required and to provide technical decisions in support of materials purchased.
1. To review the MRP system demand and place purchase orders.
2. To place items on Kanban with suppliers, reviewing demand and lead time to ensure stock is kept to a minimum
3. To make technical decisions in response to information requested by both suppliers and internal departments
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Interface with suppliers to achieve targets and objectives
2. Review data to make decisions on items to put on Kanban, setting up internal systems to deal with the demand triggers
3. Proactively negotiating with suppliers to ensure the price and delivery is met
4. Meeting targets for items on Kanban, price and deliverytronic

5. Making decisions on alternative supply of materials, if required
6. Understand the requirement for the approval and purchase of fully traceable materials, the understanding and comparison of material chemical/mechanical specifications to those specified by the customer and the ability to follow through with the decision making process to select suitable conforming material
7. Keeping cost down by managing the product purchasing in an efficient way
8. Visiting suppliers to assess capabilities, both current and prospective alternatives
9. Plan and procure materials from approved suppliers to support achievement of production plan in line with agreed timelines.

The Candidate

Competence, Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
1. Qualifications and experience in electro mechanical and/or manufacturing buying
2. CIPS or qualified by experience
3. Good problem solving and team working skills, able to work under own initiative
4. Approachable professional manner and good inter-personal skills

5. IT literate including standard office packages and MRP knowledge
6. Experience of materials including certification and alternatives
7. Ability to read and understand engineering drawings
8. Have an understanding of manufacturing processes including lean.

The Package

£25,000-30,000 depending on experience

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