Project Buyer (Automotive)

Norfolk, Thetford

Job Status:

30000 - 40000 GBP/annum

Ref J320_1544001224

  • Bill of Materials,
  • Buyer,
  • Components,
  • Full Service Supply,
  • Materials,
  • Negotiating,
  • Procurement,
  • projects,
  • Purchasing,
  • Supplier,
  • Tooling

  • Engineering

Working with a growing design and manufacturing business in Thetford to recruit a Project Buyer. Reporting into the Procurement Manager, this is an all-encompassing position that will require someone with commercial awareness, very good purchasing experience and robust negotiations skills.

As part of your role, you will source, negotiate & manage the purchasing of niche components, goods and services, ensuring that requirements for varying projects are met. The main focus when sourcing items will be around price, quality & availability.

Main responsibilities and duties will include:

* Purchasing of goods, materials, components & services, attaining minimum cost & maximum quality of items.
* Liaise between suppliers and wider engineering teams across the business.
* Provide accurate analysis on cost for both new and existing services/products/items, as well as frequent review of cost reduction methods
* Recognise & assess supply chain risks whilst developing risk reduction strategies.
* Work closely with the wider team & review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements
* Negotiate contracts & improve prices with suppliers, utilising negotiation and procurement methods to keep project spend to a minimum.
* Prepare and process purchase orders and order schedules
* Lead the research and sourcing for new components & suppliers in the marker, taking into consideration the commercial constraints relating to each project.
* Assess and evaluate suppliers, and contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance, including the resolution of price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
* Additional duties and responsibilities as and when required.

In order to be successful, you will need the following skills and experience:

* Proven experience working in the automotive sector, from within a procurement / supply chain team
* Relevant qualification, such as CIPS
* Good working knowledge and understanding of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
* Good Excel skills

In return, you’ll receive a very competitive salary and benefits package, along with the chance to work for a dynamic and forward thinking business who work closely with a range of Motorsport companies and race teams.

If you have the skills and experience required, please submit a copy of your CV straight away to be considered.

Job Information

Job Reference: J320_1544001224
Salary From: £30000
Salary To: £40000
Job Industries: Engineering
Job Locations: Norfolk, Thetford
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Bill of Materials, Buyer, Components, Full Service Supply, Materials, Negotiating, Procurement, projects, Purchasing, Supplier, Tooling

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