7 months ago

Technical Buyer

Farnbrough Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1244209

Posted on behalf of

Bristol Superlight

A rapidly growing Automotive company that’s transforming traditional commercial vehicles to manufacture the next generation of revolutionary electric trucks is currently looking to recruit a Technical Buyer.

 

The Technical Buyer duties include:

  • Provide technical / commercial assistance to Buyers to develop awareness of manufacturing processes and improve product knowledge.
  • Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.
  • Actively participate in supplier performance reviews.
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
  • Prepare purchase orders in line with final negotiations with selected suppliers and in line with organisational targets and requirements
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues

 

The Technical Buyer will have:

  • Relevant business/commercial or manufacturing/engineering degree is preferred
  • Membership of Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Proven purchasing experience, preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment
  • Contract management and supplier experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management
  • A developed and strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
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