Senior Strategic Buyer – White Label Recruitment – Huddersfield

White Label Recruitment

Job title/s: Senior Strategic Buyer Key Tasks and Responsibilities: * Responsible for the Division’s supplier assessment & selection process. * Develop innovative supplier partnerships to create a Lean supply chain * Create and develop the strategic direction for all assigned commodity groups * Review current supply base to ensure “fit for purpose” against strategic objectives * Ensure Long Term Agreements (LTA) are in place for all strategic commodity groups * Management of Supply Chain activities related to NPD and Engineering changes * Conduct research on potential suppliers and industry trends and identify and recommend potential suppliers * Evaluate bids and selects suppliers * Purchase and issues purchase orders for parts, equipment, and materials * Conduct supplier site visits and evaluate current and potential suppliers * Implement Purchasing/Supplier Scorecard to monitor & report on supplier performance to compliment business objectives on: Cost, quality, Delivery Inventory, Lead Supplier Development and Improvement initiatives, Lead times, OTIF. * Identify Supplier cost savings including VA (Value Added) & VE (Value Engineering) initiatives * Manage tactical escalation of supplier issues across the group * Identify areas of risk in the supply chain, effectively prioritise, develop and implement plans to mitigate such risks * Conduct logistic analysis to determine most cost effective, efficient modes and methods with both suppliers and customers * Monitor and report Purchase Price Index (PPI) to create and implement improvement plans across the Division * Maximise the payment terms with suppliers to improve cash retention for the Division * Work with R&D/Engineering to understand product trends and technology and material requirements * Required to carry out internal audits to ensure compliance with existing Environmental, Health and Safety and TS Standards/Legislation Experience: * 3-5 Years minimum Purchasing experience within a Manufacturing / Engineering environment. * Experience of working in a high-volume manufacturing environment. * To be proactive and personable. * To have tendering, contract management and supplier sourcing experience. * To be able to display proven cost savings and the ability to identify and implement process improvements. Relevant industries to search within: Manufacturing

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