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Graduate / Junior Buyer

Salary: £30,000

Location: Bicester

Job type: Permanent

Category: Graduate

Graduate / Junior Buyer - Automotive / Engineering Bicester area, Oxfordshire £26-30k + benefits This is a very exciting time for a graduate or junior buyer to be joining this successful and expanding R&D company as it transitions towards high volume manufacture. The company is involved with the design, development and manufacture of innovative electric motors and electric drive (e-drive) solutions for the automotive electric vehicle marketplace. The engineering support buyer position requires: * Commercial knowledge (component / material / service sourcing, negotiation, etc) * Knolwdge of buying electromechanical or mechanical components. * Experience of working in a company that design and manufactures engineering products. * Proactive, analytical and able to work effectively in a small team environment. * Experience of the automotive industry or electric vehicle market would be great. Graduate / Junior buyer – more… As a graduate or junior buyer, supporting the engineering team, you will be involved with the sourcing and procurement of components and subassemblies required for prototype and production ready products. This may involve identifying new suppliers and negotiation new price agreements amongst other things. The company is looking to implement an MRP / ERP system. Experience of using such systems would be an advantage. The company is undergoing a big transition from low to high volume manufacture, hence there are many changes and opportunities ahead. You will have a big part to play in developing the supply chain and procurement processes as the company grows. Skills / Knowledge required: Engineering Support Buyer * Ideally an HNC / HND or Degree in a relevant subject would be great (e.g. business administration, business management, automotive engineering etc) * Good commercial knowledge (sourcing, negotiation, etc) perhaps gained within an internship or graduate placement * Knolwdge of buying electromechanical or mechanical components. * Experience of working in a company that design and manufactures engineering products. * Proactive, analytical and able to work effectively in a small team environment. Self-starting, enthusiastic, with a strong sense of ownership and accountability Others (beneficial): Graduate / Junior buyer * A relevant professional qualification would be great (e.g. CIPS) * Understanding of lean manufacturing processes, continuous improvement, and quality systems * Automotive industry experience would be an advantage. This is a new buyer position within the business, the scope and responsibilities of which will no doubt evolve in time. Meaning there are great career opportunities for the right graduate or junior buyer candidate. Location: Commutable from Banbury, Bicester, Oxford, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Leamington Spa and Buckingham etc

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