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NPI Buyer

Location: HAVANT, HAMPSHIRE Salary: 33000 - 38000 GBP Per Annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: about 1 year ago Reference: 3063058

NPI Buyer (New Product Introduction)

Your new company are a global organisation with world class engineering capability, state of the art manufacturing facilities and a global supplier base. Working with prestigious customers from NPI / Design stage through to mass production your new company specialises in polymer processing, electronics and electro-mechanic systems, glass processing, automated painting and the assembly of complete solutions.
Your new company are progressive and forward thinking with an ambition to nurture and develop internal talent.


Your new role
Your new role as an NPI Buyer (new product introduction) will work closely with cross-functional teams and will become instrumental in the whole process of New Product Introduction by developing and managing its supply chain.
As a key figure in developing a supplier base and managing relationships between the supplier and engineering / design teams, you will have a vital role in delivering commercial value to to new products.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure component supply strategy is aligned with plant vision in terms of
Cost, Quality, Delivery and Flexibility - NPI programs are delivered on time and at target cost

Work within and develop the NPI systems and practices with a view to best
practice installation utilising knowledge from other plants of the company - Maintain high levels of professionalism and positive work ethics

To maintain an up to date awareness of Market Trends and their possible impacts on business

To negotiate initial component costs and lead time agreements, including fixturing, tooling and gauging associated with component manufacture - To prepare RFQ’s using suppliers from approved bidding lists

Select suppliers for NPI projects and ensure supplier readiness for SOP.

Complete CMS activities in line with Management expectations for NPI Purchasing

To explore available technology and implement best practices related to
purchasing activities - Raise purchasing orders and associated documentation as required

Knowledge & Experience:

Ideally Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related field.

At least 2 years purchasing experience

Ideally practical experience in the procurement of polymers, casting and machining processes.

Computer literate (MS Office).
MRP experience required

Ability to read technical drawings.

Good written, verbal and presentation skills.

Excellent negotiation skills.
It is essential that you have a progressive attitude to developing your career with the drive and determination to succeed.

You should have the skills and confidence required to present to large groups of managers for the purpose of providing costs analysis and supplier recommendations.

What you will get in return

In the role of NPI Buyer you can expect superb working conditions working with a new Head of Procurement who is keen to develop the existing team and progress the successful candidate for this role. The business offer a comprehensive on going skill improvement program, a broad range of benefits and the opportunity to further develop your skills and connections with a recognised World Class business.

In return for your skills and expertise you can expect to receive a competitive salary dependant on your level of relevant experience.

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