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Mansell Recruitment Group Ltd
Mansell House
Priestley Way, Crawley
West Sussex, RH10 9RU 
United Kingdom


Charlie Bowers
T: 01293 404050
M: 07703728362
Our client is a leading engineering company that provides engineering services to the Rail, Transport and Commercial Vehicle sectors.
They are currently seeking a Buyer to join their team in Croydon.

The Role:
To effectively source new suppliers for new parts and new services ensuring compliance with rail standards
Purchase parts for planned demand through MRP System. Prepare / issue requests for proposals, quotations, purchase orders to suppliers in accordance with operating procedures liaising with the Quality Department where required
Support complex / high value negotiations by gathering and interpreting data from existing and potential suppliers and by participating in internal customer or supplier meetings
Drive/direct critical activities with suppliers to ensure quality, delivery for product/services achieve customer requirements, whilst maintaining effective supplier relations
Identify cost saving opportunities, implement plans to achieve and manage through to fruition
Liaise with internal customers, suppliers and other departments to chase up / advise on progress of activities to achieve on-time delivery to the required specification
Be an integral part of project teams delivering complex rail projects
Liaise with our parent company in Germany regularly as they are the main supplier of parts
Carry out routine purchasing of day-to-day consumables as well as Fixed Asset Capital purchasing.

The Candidate:
HNC/HND/Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing processes or Business Administration, desirable but not essential. Ideally will have or be studying towards CIPS qualifications
Must have engineering/manufacturing background
High level of PC literacy; especially in Excel.
Experience of an ERP system essential, Navision ERP system desirable (but not essential as training will be given)
Experience of initiating, negotiating, finalising and formalising product procurement
Knowledge of value chain management, as well as procurement and supply management principles and practices
Must possess a strong customer service orientation and sense of urgency
Ability to travel throughout the UK with some European travel

The Package:
Offering up to £45k, plus bonus (up to 7%), private medical, private dental and 6% employer pension.
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