Technical Buyer

Technical Buyer

Salary £42,500 – £45,000, dependent on experience

Hours: Monday – Friday, 08.00 – 17.00 (40 hours)

Location: Poole

Our client established in 2009 has grown from strength to strength. We are recruiting for an experienced Technical Buyer to join a fantastic employer.

Responsibilities: Technical Buyer

  • MRP order placement, analysing each item for specification, quality, delivery requirements and cost.
  • Discuss technical requirements with suppliers, e.g. process, materials, dimensions, tolerances, finishes etc.
  • Liaising with current and new suppliers to understand their full capabilities and constraints.
  • Conduct supplier audits.
  • Develop a robust supply chain ensuring free from monopolies.
  • Identify and develop new suppliers based on capability, quality, lead time and price, within a tiered supplier network.
  • Negotiate and set payment terms in alignment with market climate and end client payment terms for optimal cash management.
  • Evaluate supplier performance and publish KPIs.
  • Identify areas for improvement and cost savings.
  • Investigate NCR issues to determine route cause and take appropriate action.
  • Identify risks and minimise exposure working with stake holders to define and implement mitigating actions.
  • Manage international suppliers.
  • Manage projects assigned by Manufacturing Manager.
  • Ensuring a safe working environment.
  • Engage with continuous improvement activities.
  • Investigate NCR issues to determine route cause and take appropriate action.
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Skills / Experience: Technical Buyer

  • Extensive experience in a machine shop environment.
  • In depth knowledge of machined component manufacturing processes. (essential)
  • Functioning within an ISO9001 environment.
  • Demonstrable experience in purchasing role.
  • A high degree of confidence interacting and negotiating with suppliers.
  • Project management skills.
  • Results driven, able to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Supplier costs management and techniques.
  • Supplier dispute resolution.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills. Must be able to work on own initiative.
  • Must be reliable and prepared to work overtime, often at short notice.
  • Working experience of manufacturing systems and processes.
  • Excellent coordination and organisational skills.
  • Able and willing to push through constraints in an engaging and collaborative manner.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Response Personnel, an independently owned company and experts in recruitment since 1997.

Specialists in Permanent, Temporary and Contract recruitment within a number of niche divisions and industries, including Commercial, Industrial and Technical sectors.

For information on other roles, we have available please call 01582 616300 for further details.

Job Information

Job Reference: 3622_1717688052
Salary: £42500 - £45000 per annum + Dependent on experience.
Salary From: £42500
Salary To: £45000
Job Industries: Manufacturing and Production
Job Locations: Poole, Dorset
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Technical Buyer, Buyer, Supply Chain

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