GBP17 - GBP25 per hour +
06 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Dylan Chattha
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Full Time

Great opportunity to work for an established manufacturer, which supplies into the automotive industry.

Client Details

Global manufacturer of automotive solutions


  • Manage supply base for commodities assigned to support the production demand.
  • Expedite and de-expedite materials based on production schedule changes.
  • Develop suppliers for new and existing business needs.
  • Drive cost reductions to support BU and corporate initiatives.
  • Facilitate and execute supplier audits and drive corrective action activities when needed.
  • Communicate and report supplier performance metrics and drive performance improvements in supply base.
  • Manage inventories on assigned commodities.
  • Research root causes of inventory discrepancies by extracting data from ERP.
  • Work with other departments to build inventory accuracy, standard procedures, controls, practices and system.
  • Monitor and communicate supplier performance
  • Purchase goods, materials and services to ensure that the company operational needs are met, taking into account price, quality and delivery and to ensure continuity of supply.
  • ensure timely deliveries, acceptable quality levels, and lean flow of materials in line with meeting customer contract delivery dates and company financial objectives
  • Establish and manage relationships with suppliers and continually seek value added opportunities
  • Liaison with Store with regards kit issue.
  • Order stationery in line with company policy.
  • Raise purchase orders covering:



  • Expediting and de-expediting of material on order.
  • Raise to buyer level any delays likely to affect production.
  • Maintain list of prospective suppliers and materials.
  • Collect and enter supplier quotations into spread sheets for evaluation.
  • Provide samples and information to prospective suppliers.
  • Maintain log of outstanding contracts
  • Copying and filing of signed contracts.
  • Compile RFQ packages (including drawings and specifications)
  • Assist Supply Chain Manager as required on daily and project work.
  • Engineering Drawing release (Keep of drawing that are issue to suppliers/change of issues


Able to hit the ground running and become a focal part of the procurement function, displayed a good knowledge of purchasing and supply chain practices, with a willingness to get apply themselves practically to every application and aspect of the role. There is a view for the position to become permanent for the right person.

Job Offer

Flexible hourly rate. Scope for a permanent role.

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