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Strategic Buyer






Posted: 08/06/2024

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Our client, a leading organisation in the purchasing industry, is seeking a Strategic Buyer to join their team in Havant. As a Strategic Buyer, you will play a critical role in ensuring the timely and cost-effective acquisition of materials and services, supporting the organisation's contractual service delivery requirements to customers.

Job Title: Strategic Buyer

Contract Type: Temporary

Hourly Rate: From £18/hour

Contract Length: 6 months

Working Pattern: Full Time

Location: Havant


Supplier selection and approval in line with the purchasing strategy.
Providing forecasts to the supplier base and ensuring on-time delivery of products within their commodity group.
Meeting project budgets and engaging in cost reduction and supplier development programmes.
Collaborating with the Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) team to improve supplier on-quality delivery (OQD).
Delivering a programme-ready supply chain for repeat purchases.
Ensuring suppliers receive up-to-date purchase orders and revisions, including engineering change notification and recording.
Working closely with production planning to meet material demands in response to new customer sales orders.
Collaborating with programme management to stay informed about new programmes.
Monitoring and reporting on supplier commitments, including the due dates of materials.
Managing supplier on-time delivery performance for the allocated supplier base.
Engaging in departmental improvement projects.Reporting:

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager.
Collaborating with peers, including Assistant Buyers and Buyers.Requirements:

Previous exposure to a supply chain role is essential.
Experience delivering high-quality service in a fast-paced procurement environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to develop relationships at all levels.
Effective multitasking and time management abilities.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Flexible attitude towards all types of work, with a positive "can-do" attitude.
Proficient in MS Office and experience with MRP systems (e.g., SAP, Access, or similar).Experience/Education:

Exposure to aviation requirements and standards is preferred but not essential.
Ability to interpret and implement supply chain strategies and category plans.
CIPS qualification or studying towards it is preferred but not essential.Competencies:

Professionalism, with a strong supply chain ethos and high standards.
Ability to manage priority tasks and scheduling.
Decision-making skills to prevent stockouts and interruptions in the supply chain.
Influencing stakeholders.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Promote and develop a team approach to work.If you are a highly motivated and talented professional looking to contribute to a dynamic purchasing team, then our client would like to hear from you. Apply now to join their organisation as a Strategic Buyer and make a positive impact on their supply chain operations.

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