£40k-£50k (dep on exp)
We are seeking a Buyer for a Cambridge based world leading manufacturer of complex low volume bespoke special purpose scientific equipment, used in industries such as Semiconductor manufacture.
The Buyer will work closely with the engineering team on project-based procurement, responsible for the supply chain management of vendors. This role would suit either a proven Technical Buyer with an Engineering background (must be able to read CAD drawings) or an Engineer looking to progress their career into technical buying (must have some exposure to procurement)
The Buyer will be responsible for:
Managing and developing supplier relationships
Develop and implement effective sourcing strategies across the major technical categories
Identify and deliver further opportunities to reduce overall supply chain costs
Ensure quality, service level, price and supply logistics meet commercial and internal customers needs
Work closely with Engineering to ensure material is delivered accurately and on time
Attend regular project/production meetings and report material status to project team.
Requirements of Buyer:
Experience using MRP/ERP systems.
Experience of using SAP a distinct advantage
Proficient in Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
CIPS qualified (or the desire to do CIPS) an advantage
Experience in an electro/mechanical manufacturing environment an advantage
Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, both written and verbal. Able to build strong relationships both internally and externally (internationally)
Strong analytical and organisational skills
Ability to create and administer a task priority list based on (changing) company needs
Ability to multi-task and perform under pressure, negotiating deadline dates as appropriate.