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Job Overview

Buyer

Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Lancashire
Industry:
Salary: £35k - 45k per year + 4% bonus
Reference: VAC-12886
Contact Name: Phillip Hodson
Contact Email: Phillip.hodson.4149596E4.0@applythis.net
Job Published: September 19, 2017 15:03

Job Description

A world leading OEM is seeking a Technical Buyer to strategically manage the chassis spend. The company is at the forefront of vehicle production both in terms of on highway passenger and hybrid technology.

Posted by: Kensington Consulting Ltd
Role: Technical Buyer
Sector: Automotive
Location: Preston
Salary: Up to 45k

Role:

Reporting into Strategic Purchasing Manager, the role of Technical Buyer involves strategic purchasing of chassis components including but not limited to Engines, axles, gearboxes, fuel tanks, drive systems and chassis fabrications.  As Technical Buyer you will be responsible for the total cost of purchased components with an annual spend of circa €20-30M, ensuring strategies are aligned with company vision and follow market trends.

Key challenges for this position will be to negotiate with suppliers on piece part cost and warranty, improve supplier quality and delivery performance whilst ensuring schedule adherence to production build. Other aspects of the role will be to establish long term agreements, supplier performance metrics and to rationalise the supplier base whilst ensuring the development of our internal purchasing procedures. The role of Technical Buyer will also involve identifying new alternative suppliers related to EV / hybrid systems.

Person:

The Ideal candidate will be CIPS qualified and/or Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Engineering and have a strategic purchasing background.  For your application to be successful, you must have previous chassis component experience and therefore this needs to feature in the CV / covering letter to be successful. An automotive background is key for this role, along with experience of purchasing and expediting of NPI projects. Experience of driving improvements in Quality, Cost and Delivery are essential for this position, as is the ability to establish supplier performance metrics and long term agreements. Strong negotiation, communication and commercial skills are pre-requisites for this position.

The Client

A world leading OEM is seeking a Technical Buyer to strategically manage the chassis spend. The company is at the forefront of vehicle production both in terms of on highway passenger and hybrid technology.

Kensington Consulting Ltd operates as a Recruitment / Employment Agency for the provision of permanent candidates and as a Recruitment / Employment Business for the provision of temporary candidates. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role

Kensington Consulting is a leading executive recruitment company specialising in engineering and manufacturing disciplines across all industrial sectors, resulting in consecutive Jobsite Recruit Rank awards in (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).

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