Buyer - Newport AreaDescriptionPurpose of Role
Manage the purchasing activities for production projects, playing a vital role in ensuring project requirements are met through sourcing, negotiating, and procuring material critical to our innovative designs. Key Responsibilities:
• Manage purchasing activities on projects ensuring critical timings are understood and met.• Request and analyse supplier quotations, raising purchase orders with the best value suppliers.• Communicate with suppliers and wider project team on lead times, pricing, and delivery dates.• Negotiate pricing and lead times with suppliers.• Build and maintain good relationships with suppliers.• Manage and maintain adequate stock levels.• Ensure that all materials are ordered and managed via the SAGE 200 MRP system.• Assist the Procurement Lead in developing new and existing component and tooling suppliers.• Support the Quality Manager in supplier audits for parts and tooling. • Ensure that annual contracts are controlled, and that sufficient timing is generated to allow for the appropriate levels of negotiation. • Facilitate technical calls and discussion with suppliers and engineering ensuring part feasibility is understood and agreed.Key Requirements:
• Minimum 3 years purchasing experience.• Strong organisational, planning and time management skills.• Previous experience working in an engineering / manufacturing environment advantageous. • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously under frequent changing priorities.• Excellent communication and negotiating skills. • Strong commercial acumen.• Be able to listen and communicate with key stakeholders.• Competent in communicating technical requirements to the supply base • CIPS accreditation is desirable but not mandatory.• Computer literacy including Word and Excel; Sage 200 experience would be desirable.• Valid UK Driving Licence and Passport - Willing and able to travel globally.