Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: High Wycombe
Salary: £18 - £25 per hour
Start Date: 2019-05-30
Reference: 20649
Contact Name: Dominic Golding
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 19, 2019 13:31

Job Description

Buyer required for an Engineering Manufacturing company in Loudwater near High Wycombe
This is a contract role with a pay rate of £200 per day (LTD)


·To develop and manage an agile, robust, approved vendor base at the commodity group level focused on technological improvement and reduction of cost
·To take project delivery responsibility as determined by project milestones, for the on-time-in-full delivery of materials and services
·To negotiate sub-con contracts by utilising a strong technical, commercial and bid knowledge
·To identify and develop 2-way, win-win supplier-customer relationships
·To support KPI requirements
·Validation of Purchase Requisitions and negotiation with vendors (where required) to ensure the best quality, cost and delivery (QCD) performance is achieved
·Timely issue and expediting of Purchase Orders in accordance with company procedures and processes to ensure the best possible terms with respect to QCD and risk mitigation are achieved and therefore, reduce the total cost of ownership.
Obtaining written order acknowledgements against all POs in a timely manner will be instrumental to the procurement process.
·Utilise competitive tendering wherever product design and /or time constraints allow
·To implement effective supplier relationship management (SRM) with strategic/key vendors
·To measure and report vendor QCD performance, implement improvement plans and implement corrective actions for unsatisfactory performance
·To support the development of an approved vendor based and ensure its accurate recording in the IFS database
·Support the Business in the pursuit of best-practice procurement solutions
·Identify opportunities for spend-leverage with suppliers wherever possible
·Assist is the selection of new suppliers via a common set of criteria and scoring matrix
·Support procurement department objectives and KPI's and be instrumental in supporting their achievement
·Support the timely return of any defective material deliveries to respective vendors and procure replacement materials in accordance with company procedures and processes whilst minimizing any impact on project milestones
·Liaise with Production, QA and Programmes to ensure product and service quality levels are maximized.

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