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Technical Buyer

Location: MELKSHAM, WILTSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 38,000-42,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum
Sector: Procurement & Supply Chain Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-324701

Technical Buyer
Melksham, Wiltshire
Up to £42,000
12 month Fixed Term Contract

We are looking to recruit a Technical Buyer for a leading international engineering company based in Melksham. The successful candidate will be tasked with leading the Strategic and Technical Buying for the HVAC Service Centre.

Main Responsibilities

 Purchasing of new and existing parts for the commodity.
 Release of first article purchase orders from approved suppliers.
 Implement MLK based PU processes and governance at the location
 Negotiation of frame and delivery contracts, price negotiation of specific products and suppliers (if necessary together with Group Commodity Management)
 Knowledge and understanding of contract related legal and commercial subjects.
 Responsibility for ensuring all commercial documents are in situ to allow Purchase Orders to be placed against a supplier.
 Install relevant Group KPI’s to monitor PU performance and develop suppliers as necessary to improve performance and agility.
 Supplier management (introduction, consolidation, supplier development, supplier exit, …)
 Functional lead of material planners, and the substitute for Material Planners during periods of absence.
 Act as a route of escalation for procurement issues
 Work with MRP Planner to resolve all Sales/Tender Enquiries (RFQ/RFI/RFP)
 Implement Cost Control initiatives
 Ad hoc duties as necessary

Professional Experience
 Essential: Experience as a Buyer in an Engineering or Manufacturing based company for a minimum of 3 years
 Preferred: Experience working in a safety critical and quality environment.
 Experience of Factory Master, SAP or Similar
 MS Office Experience including, Excel at an Intermediate Level.
 Ability to read engineering drawings
 Flexibility to travel

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