A leading electrical equipment supplier within the Defence sector is seeking a Buyer/Purchasing assistant on a temporary basis.
To ensure bought-out materials are procured to the required specification having regard for quality, delivery, price and other contractual conditions.
Responsible for ensuring an increased profit contribution in support of TADL Business Plans through cost effective and strategic purchasing focused not on price but on total cost of acquisition and added value to TADL's competitive advantage.
JOB FACTS & FIGURES
The jobholder may be responsible for contracts up to a value of £10m and/or a personal purchasing budget of approx ‑ £500k equating to a management of approx 400 purchase parts and will have authority to negotiate and approve individual Purchase Orders and Sub-Contracts up to £75K.
JOB CONTEXT & CONTENT
The Buyer/Planner will support the negotiation and financial and contractual control of UK and Overseas Purchases and Sub-contracts and the definition and implementation of the systems and processes required to successfully manage them.
TADL now operates under the following principles: JIT Manufacturing, Minimum Inventory Policy, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Material Requirements Planning, Supplier performance and relationship Management. The jobholder must operate and manage within the context of these methodologies.
Develop, maintain & improve supplier performance
PLANNING & ORGANISING
Development and implementation of systems and processes will require significant management, planning and control..
The jobholder will support the effective distribution of work within the function.
Supply reviews will be supported as directed by the Subcontracts manager and on an as required basis.
The jobholder will monitor trends in system performance (e.g. Change in inventory levels, number of short lead orders, work queues, lengthening of lead-times etc.
Lead-times and shortages - will take action to redress any problems where necessary and will monitor and report system performance to the Purchasing-Manager.
The Buyer will report to the Subcontract Manager however the job will require independent working within TADL and with suppliers.
The jobholder will have internal contact with all departments including Manufacturing, Material Planning, Systems, Project Management, Product Support, Engineering and Accounts.
Occasional internal contact with Director Members of the company may be required.
With respect to external contacts, the jobholders interfaces may include suppliers, at all levels, up to and including Managing Director and with senior customer personnel eg MOD Project Office.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE
A high degree of computer literacy particularly with respect to Office packages would be desirable.
A general commercial knowledge is regarded as desirable as is a sound knowledge and experience of company products and processes particularly in relation to supply management.
Well developed human relations skills are needed to motivate, influence and understand people both inside and outside the company.
Continual learning is involved due to changes in purchasing philosophy and in customer contractual conditions. A successful candidate should be willing to undertake an HNC if not already held.
If this position is of interest, please contact Mathew Crook on /