Basic Job Overview

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> Crumlin, Caerphilly County Borough <
> Job Type: Full Time / Permanent <
> Salary: £35000 – £40000/annum Competitive benefits package <


Purpose of Role
Manage the purchasing activities for prototype and 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 customer 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 prototype 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:

* Maintain a high standard of Health and Safety based upon safe working practices and support environmental initiatives.

* 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 whilst in-turn issuing succinct feedback to the programme team.

* 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

To apply for this job please visit www.cv-library.co.uk.