Buyer

Buyer

Job Description

Job ID: 8754
Job Function: Purchasing
Job Term: Permanent
Job Region: UK & Europe
Posted Date: 3 Mar 2021

Job Overview

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies to ensure TVS meet the requirements of the client.
  • Manage a specific group of suppliers & commodities consistent with the expectations and objectives (Quality, Service, Cost) of TVS and its clients to deliver cost downs and support client KPI’s.
  • Working efficiently to tight timescales to ensure tender deadlines are met, the role requires a dynamic and quick thinking approach to ensure optimised value for the company and the client.
  • Close working relationships to be maintained with the client and Account/Business Development Managers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Management of multifunctional teams concentrating on cost, negotiation, sourcing and product change within a complex supplier package.
  • Maintain and negotiate commercial data and supply agreements.
  • Support the operational supply function with problem resolution.
  • Achievements of Company targets on cost control, quality improvement and lead time improvement.
  • Reduce the total cost of acquisition.
  • Development of short, medium and long term commodity strategies.
  • Negotiate with current and new suppliers to achieve best prices and terms.
  • Negate supplier inflation.
  • Provide procurement support to the account management team.
  • Work in partnership with internal stakeholders to achieve company goals.
  • Adherence to the quality procedures and principles at all times.
  • Cross functional working with Engineers, SQA, Planning and Supply Chain.
  • Manage a complex and varied workload to ensure focus is maintained on key actions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Experience in implementing commodity sourcing strategies.
  • Able to work efficiently to tight timescales in an environment requiring attention to detail.
  • Excellent commercial acumen.
  • Professional and Ethical in approach.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels across all media.
  • Demonstrable track record in managing direct relationships with major suppliers.
  • Good understanding of supply chain management and procurement, including best practice purchasing and sourcing tools and techniques.
  • Excellent grasp of commercial purchasing opportunities and contract negotiation and management skills.
  • Proven and experienced negotiator.
  • ERP or MRP functionality.
  • MS Office.
  • Willingness to travel/offsite working.
  • MCIPS (required).
  • Extensive experience in a Purchasing / Supply Chain environment (specific experience in Automotive would be of particular interest).

Job Location

Chorley

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