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Senior Buyer

Techniche Global are working with a manufacturing company based in Peterborough, to appoint a Senior Buyer. Reporting directly to the Head of Supply Chain, you will be responsible for procurement and procurement strategy.

You will have a strong background in manufacturing procurement, and be an expert in supplier/commodity procurement and strategy, ideally holding a CIPS qualification.

You will:

  • Have experience of setting up and maintaining supplier contracts/ supply agreements
  • Set up and maintain periodic supplier reviews (monthly, 1/4ly, annually) and present as required
  • Manage supplier/commodity risk (supply/price)
  • Be able to demonstrate achievements in cost down initiatives (including unit costs/process improvement), product quality improvements and lead-time reduction
  • Have knowledge and experience of benchmarking
  • Have experience in global sourcing and competitive tendering
  • Have experience and knowledge of business improvement techniques such as Kaizen, Six Sigma, 5S, PokeYoke, 8D, PCDA etc.
  • Experience of working in environments operating ISO9000, AS9100, ISO13485 etc.
  • Proficient in MS tools (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint). MS Project would be an advantage
  • Working knowledge of ERP/MRP systems essential. Syteline/Infor experience would be advantageous
  • Experience of people management would be advantageous but not essential
  • Ideally from an aerospace, automotive or medical equipment background.
  • Will be expected to travel as appropriate