Location: Chard
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 35,000
Reference: BER02
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gap professional are operating as an employment agency on behalf of its client who are recruiting for a Buyer based in Chard, Somerset on a permanent basis. They are a leading Manufacturing in their field, if you would like to join a friendly team get in touch.

Hours: Monday – Thursday = 8.00am – 5.00pm (with a 45-minute lunch break) and Friday 8.00 – 12.30pm (No lunch break)

Salary: £35,000 (this salary will be based on experience)

Key Responsibilities:

Guarantee purchasing performance for the commodity (QCD, working capital)
Manage the supplier base in order to obtain the necessary improvements to achieve the above and protect the company against unfavourable market trends
Not only guarantee the best “total cost of ownership” but also challenge the organisation to ensure the above is met during tender reviews.
Define and lead the best local commodity strategy

Consult, negotiate, select and contract the supplier on every need of the commodity.
Manage their QCD Performance. Optimize supplier performance, including continuous improvement
Guaranty that every Purchase Order is placed in the negotiated contracts accordingly to decision made
Define and lead the purchasing actions to increase profitability of the projects
Mapping of actual spent (supplier mapping & supply flows, technology mapping, competition risks, know-how & technology shifts, Purchase Amount trends, shortage Impacts, Contracting and Terms & Conditions situation, obsolete management…)
Align purchasing strategies with the needs of the Group. By means of developing and involving engineering in a Technical Savings program, by means of challenging the Centre of Competence as well as the Project Engineering, and take part to the standardisation (parts / raw material) and to the design rule definition

Experience, attributes & skills sought:

Experience in a similar purchasing role

A good team player
You will have a strong background in strategic sourcing and have proven negotiation skills
Keen eye for details

Closing Date: 20th June 2019

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