Technical Buyer - £30-£35k - Co.Antrim

Location County Antrim, County Antrim
Job Type Permanent
Salary £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Published almost 2 years ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Craig Smart
Job Ref CS111

Job Description

Technical Buyer - £30,000 - £35,000 - Co. Antrim

Grafton Recruitment is currently welcoming applications from experienced Technical Buyers to join our client, a global manufacturing organisation, on a permanent basis at their site in Co. Antrim.

Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager and working within the Global Operations and Sourcing Team, your main duties will include:

* Engage Design Engineers to materialize cost reductions related to product improvements and/or replacements
* Participate in global teams, as program Leader or team member for key cost reduction or initiative.
* Develop strategic supply base risk mitigation strategies for key supplier programs.
* Lead in resolution of supplier quality issues, launch of new tooling, etc.
* Ability to communicate expectations, audit supplier processes, develop and manage new suppliers and conduct periodic supplier reviews.
* Evaluate and analyze cost reduction ideas- Find and evaluate cost reduction opportunities from the technical side, as well as analyze Supplier Cost Reduction proposals. Present these opportunities to decision makers to evaluate resources needed for implementation.
* Program Management - Global Program Leader for key cost reduction programs. These programs could include supplier changes, supplier relocations to low cost regions, negotiations, design changes, etc.
* Material Cost Reduction Reporting - Support the creation of all material cost reduction forecasts, including the Annual Plan (AP) with quarterly updates, and the Long Range Plan (LRP). Reconcile and report on actual vs. plan.

Essential Criteria:
* Bachelors Degree in Engineering
* 5-10 years Supply Chain, Quality or Operations experience

Desirable Criteria:
* Purchasing qualification
* Program Management

Please note this role will involve some European Travel (roughly 15-25%). In return you will receive a highly competitive salary, training, development and promotion opportunities. For further information please contact Craig on 02890323333.

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