Technical Buyer

GBP35000 - GBP40000 per annum +
14 Mar 2018
13 Apr 2018
Caroline Dryland
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Responsible for timely delivery of all Materials and Services to site in accordance with the constraints & lead-times agreed between the business and the suppliers.

Client Details

My client is an established, growing ftse 100 business who is a market leader within their specialist field.


  • Create and implement category sourcing strategies utilising Category Management process
  • Manage all commercial aspects of sourcing - spend analysis, tendering and business award
  • Source and evaluate new products to promote cost savings and efficiency's
  • Negotiate, implement and maintain supplier framework agreements
  • Undertake Supplier performance reviews as deemed necessary in order to maintain Supplier performance levels for Quality, Cost, Delivery
  • Responsible for driving and implementing Supplier Development programmes for category preferred Suppliers
  • Drive cost reduction, VAVE activity and report all cost saving activity against agreed targets
  • Supply Chain lead and support to cross divisional projects and initiatives
  • Responsible for the timely conversion of requisitions to purchase orders through to purchase order placement
  • Obtain written confirmation of agreed delivery dates by means of securing formal purchase order acknowledgements


  • Proven experience of category buying within a complex Engineering/Technical manufacturing environment, including Low Cost and Best Cost sourcing.
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Machining/machine parts knowledge is essential
  • Knowledge of Purchasing Workflow/SRM systems a distinct advantage.
  • Familiar with problem solving tools and techniques, problem resolution and driving the overall countermeasure proposal process.
  • Experience working across numerous projects and working closely with an international supply base and multiple cultures.
  • Job Offer

    £35,000 - £40,000 + benefits

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