Technical Buyer

Location
South Wales
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
21 Feb 2017
Closes
21 Mar 2017
Ref
1141699
Contact
William James
Clearance Level
SC
Sector
Defence
Job Type
Permanent
Technical Buyer
Permanent
South Wales

The Buyer will be responsible for working within the SV Supply Chain team to manage the end to end supply of materials to ensure the best price and delivery schedule to support the SV programme. The buyer will need a level of technical knowledge to liaise with Engineering suppliers to achieve the best sourcing solutions to meet business needs.
Responsibilities
*Place PO's with suppliers using Oracle, ensuring budget forecast visibility and invoice compliance
*Expedite supply of materials and manage supplier order books
*Prioritise delivery of materials with suppliers to ensure sufficient supply is available to meet programme schedules
*Ensure the systems are fully populated to allow purchasing of materials to be managed via MRP
*Manage suppliers' performance ensuring metrics are maintained and corrective actions are carried out
*Develop relationships with the suppliers over the long term
*Formulate requests for quotes for suppliers and negotiate price and lead-times with suppliers
*Prepare costings for bid and budget forecast work and maintain databases for pricing look up, and ensure material cost transfers are completed on time
*Ensure full documentation is completed on time to schedules provided by senior management
*Where applicable audit stock holdings at sub-contractors and suppliers
*Liaise with the Stores, QA, Engineering, Finance, ID & C and programme teams
Education/Experience
ESSENTIAL
*Experience in dealing with raw material and component suppliers
*Experience in placing and managing purchase orders
*Experience in working with an MRP system to manage procurement and inventory (Oracle)
*Negotiation and cost management experience
*Experience in supplier management
*Can read and interpret Engineering Drawings
*Ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision
*Ability to prioritise work to meet deadlines
*Self-starter who is confident to find their own solutions to close out problems
*Able to work to tight deadlines in a highly changeable environment
DESIRABLE
*Experience of working with Oracle 11 i
*Experience of military connectors and cable harnesses and/or metalwork
*Experience of low volume / high value items