Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Reference: SM-CR-BU_1560505904
Contact Name: Scott Montgomery
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 14, 2019 10:51

Job Description

£30,000 to £40,000
An exciting opportunity in the West Midlands area for a well-established Automotive company who fast growing and have built themselves an excellent reputation for innovative and high-quality products are now recruiting for a Buyer.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the fulfilment of purchasing objectives within the Programme Team, co-ordination and procurement of direct material, tooling and related equipment for a specific programme in line with company guidelines and procedures.

Roles and Responsibilities
*Work with engineering, Strategic Commodity team, Program Managers, to ensure supplier performance and program deliverables are met
*Lead program profitability improvement activities across the supply chain
*Liaise with Strategic Commodity Buyer and Supplier Management, Communicate timings and sourcing milestones and cost target.
*Following selection, participate in the development and launch of new suppliers and conduct negotiations for/with the strategic commodity team
*Bill of Material, Tools and Equipment cost tracking and reporting
*Support Programme launch within a structured APQP process
*Identify cost and timing issues and resolve them
*Evaluate purchasing operations, maintain and track personal costs/budget, enforce company policy, and resolve issues with day-to-day operations and/or customers as required
*Update and accurately maintain PROLINK for all new program launches.
*Facilitate cross-functional meeting including suppliers to improve program cost and delivery through design and development
*Analyse quotations from suppliers to ensure technical feasibility, total cost of ownership, tooling ownership, metal market specifics, and related facets to determine the best option for total cost management and initial cost estimation for new projects; ensure appropriate distribution of RFQs to supply base by Commodity
*Represent Purchasing at a variety of reviews related to program launch (sourcing committee, design review, Launch Readiness review Executive Launch Reviews, program review, change management meeting, etc.)
*Develop cost savings methods and opportunities to promote overall CBU productivity and supplier competitiveness
*Develop, maintain, and publish appropriate documentation as required by the applicable purchasing procedures.

Education & Experiences to fulfil role
*Commercial or technical degree or appropriate job experience
*3 - 8 years within the industry, automotive or commodity related, purchasing experience operational and strategic involvement
*In depth understanding of purchasing tools and practices
*Ability to analyse cost structures/drivers relating to supplier price submissions and negotiate prices, timing, and terms
*Working Knowledge of cost improvement/containment topics
*Solid organizational and time/project management skills
*Team oriented with good communication skills
*PC knowledge (MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Controlling and cost analysis knowledge

Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.