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Duties / Responsibilities (Including Objectives of the role):
Job Summary
  • Ensure components/services are sourced in the most optimum manner for the specific project/department. 
  • Maintain a supplier base acceptable for our industry.
  • Establish project/department procurement as designated.
  • Support department colleagues as and when necessary.
Roles & Responsibilities
  • Source and procure components/services
  • Assess potential suppliers both technically and commercially
  • Provide support to assess and report on new technology/services and applications
  • Assist with proposal costings, as required
  • Provide a role model for Buyers and Associate Buyers
  • Ensure all activities undertaken are in line with current policies and procedures. 
  • Assist in day to day running of the Purchasing Department and all activities associated with it
  • Liaise with Clients and their suppliers to ensure adequate interface
  • Liaise directly with the Clients as and when necessary, on all commercial aspects relevant to the project
  • Undertake costdown activities as directed by the Team Leader/ Commodity Supervisor/ Principal
  • Assess existing suppliers with the main to reduce supplier base
  • Liaise with internal customer departments to ensure adequate interface. 
Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Engineering/Business Studies or equivalent. Higher National Diploma and/or CIPS desirable
  • Purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment (ideally automotive)  
  • PC literate with current software.  Basic understanding of engineering/manufacturing drawings
  • Previous experience in general engineering/aerospace/automotive communicative, resourceful, flexible and ambitious
  • European language would be an advantage