Direct Buyer

Job Title: Direct Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Reference: LDBD55_1550748097
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 21, 2019 11:21

Job Description

Procurement Buyer - Engine & CFM

An interesting position has become available for an experienced Direct Buyer working with an important UK Automotive Manufacturing Company who are global leaders in their field on a fixed term contract basis for a period of 20 months.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of an important and globally revered business and develop your skills and experience in a fast paced and rewarding environment.

As Direct Buyer you will manage the end-to-end procurement within the Engine & Casting, Forging, and Machining Section. You will be responsible for negotiating the costs of a specific commodity part, focusing on manufacturing best practice, VA/VE and exchange rate analysis etc.
You will also produce a clear New Model strategy for responsible commodity parts, accurate cost reporting and reduction plan for all New Model Design Change gateways.

What you can offer:
*Clear and concise communication Skills.
*Adaptability to a fast paced environment.
*Problem solving skills demonstrating a logical approach.
*Stakeholder Management.
*A drive for continuous improvement
*A fresh perspective and a challenging spirit.
*To make an impact both on an individual level and as part of a team.

What we can offer you:
The opportunity to make large cost savings in a global business and develop skills to unlock these opportunities. You will work closely with a leading engineering business and understand how a product/cost is conceived and matured up to mass production start. There will be opportunities to travel to Japan to hone these skills and visit the supply base on a regular basis to fully understand their business and effect on the company.

You will receive a competitive salary negotiable depending on qualifications and relevant level of experience, paid overtime, 25 days holiday, private medical care, discount vouchers, medical and dental plan, generous pension scheme, childcare vouchers and the opportunity to purchase all company products at a generously discounted rate.

Main responsibilities:
*Buyer opportunity on a specific commodity to produce clear new model strategy implementation and continuous Mass production cost down.
*Unique opportunity to work directly with Global Procurement & Design on strategy / VA Development.

To be considered for the position of Procurement Buyer, you must have:
*Strong communication and negotiation skills.
*Ability to provide clear and regular cost reporting to Senior Management.
*Previous purchasing experience at Buyer level within a fast-paced automotive or similar manufacturing environment.
*Ability to manage individual tasks in line with specific deadlines. Self-management and daily completion is key.
*Be able to analyse data, input data into structured XL sheets and interpret data to ensure correct input.

It would advantageous to have:
*Degree in Business related function
*CIPS qualification or working towards
*Understand and apply the tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships
*Understanding of how a cost of manufactured part is derived (key cost drivers).

For further information or to apply please contact Lisa Darbyshire on 01793 317851 or email

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