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Senior Buyer

SF Recruitment



£55000 - £65000/annum


Posted: 13/05/2022

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Incredible Senior Buyer opportunity to join a leading automotive business in Surrey. This is an exciting time for the business who are working on new state of the art projects. This role will give someone the opportunity to grow with the business and help it expand over the next couple of years. This is a permanent role offering up to £55,000 base salary + CIPS study support + big bonus + hybrid working + car scheme + private medical.


- Source/engage appropriate Suppliers and manage RFI / RFQ documentation.
- Provide technical purchasing guidance and direction to other divisions and personnel within the Company.
- Identify & deliver stockholding, cash flow, & capital employed improvement opportunities.
- Administration of all documentation associated with receipts (delivery notes, certificates of conformity, etc.). Responsible for invoice analysis and approval.
- In conjunction with the Finance department, checking invoices against Purchase Orders / Delivery Notes prior to approval / sign-off by functional Directors.
- Oversee operation of the Dispatch Note system to ensure only authorised releases of goods are made.
- In conjunction with the Engineering function (in particular prototype build), assume responsibility for providing Project Managers with accurate information relating to product availability & delivery dates.
- Responsible for providing production personnel with accurate information relating to the availability of goods and services and delivery dates. Also, to assist in resolving issues and general queries.
- Responsible for all aspects of supplier performance and associated KPIs (on time delivery, right first time in full, non-conformance, etc).
- Form the single point of contact for all technical Purchasing matters and queries, interacting with technical Suppliers as necessary.
- Attend internal meetings as required
- Undertake other necessary, reasonable duties and appropriate tasks as may be required, and/or work of a higher priority.
- Carry out relevant industry research and keep up to date with the latest technologies and associated statutory requirements, ensuring that the Company is in compliance.
- Placing of orders on Suppliers for all technical spend and ensure all Purchase Orders are processed and approved using the internal Purchase Requisition system.
- Where appropriate support the Design, Engineering and Finance functions in conducting "Make or Buy" analyses.
- Identify and highlight any areas for continuous improvement.
- Ensure effective supervision of any sub-contractor activity as required

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