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Contract Buyer

  • Location: Hertfordshire
  • Sector: Purchasing & Supply Chain
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: KMW2512/23
  • Rate: £25 - £30 ltd per hour
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description

An urgent requirement has arisen for a Contract Buyer to join an industry leader in the design and manufacture of electro-mechanical equipment located in Hertfordshire.

The ideal Contract Buyer will be responsible for:
- Participate in establishing a coherent purchasing strategy for all production materials and support services purchased by the company.
- Assist in identifying, selecting and measuring the performance of suppliers, from global sources, who will best meet our needs and provide the best possible value to the company.
- Develop and manage the database of key information e.G. Prices, costs, materials and currencies etc. To enable an intelligent and proactive response to changing market conditions.
- Assist in developing a supplier base which exploits foreign currency advantages and balances costs against existing currency revenue.
- Conduct negotiations with suppliers in order to achieve the best commercial terms for the company, taking full account of all hidden costs and long term implications.
- Assist in identifying areas of risk in the material supply chain, such as with single sourced components, and to take appropriate action to mitigate that risk.
- Liaise with the R & D and Production Engineering departments to provide commercial input and investigate sources of new products and processes.

Key Requirements - Contract Buyer

Significant experience in a purchasing role within an engineering environment.
Experience of MRP systems would be useful
The ability to communicate clearly and confidently at all levels.
Must possess strong negotiating skills and the ability to build close business relationships.
Ability to comprehend and communicate technical data for mechanical and electronic parts.

Looking to conduct interviews this week for a start next week!!

To apply for the Contract Buyer role based in Hertfordshire please contact Kieran Wilson quoting ref KMW 2512/23.


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