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Buyer (automotive/aerospace)

Salary: £50,000

Location: Wakefield

Job type: Permanent

Category: Wakefield

Buyer (Automotive/Aerospace) This is an outstanding opportunity for an accomplished Buyer / Senior Buyer / Purchasing Manager to join the procurement team of a leading manufacturer and assist in the development of its supply chain and the ongoing management and support of their clients. As the Buyer you will be responsible for the sourcing, development and launching of new and innovative products into the business to enhance new market opportunities whilst negotiating and implementing all supplier commercial terms and developing and managing product category plans linking to market data, competitor analysis and financial goals. The Buyer will be implementing and analysing product pricing plans working closely with the sales teams to have the right pricing points and best margin opportunities, liaising with the marketing team through promotional activity, product guides and launching of new product ranges and maintaining full product integrity through supplier T&C's, product accreditation and specification including price and product file maintenance. Main objectives Actively contribute to successful program management and new product launches within Business Unit/Segment. Deliver resourcing initiatives and drive savings via VA/VE and implementation of Category strategies. Main duties and responsibilities are (but not limited to): * Purchasing team member in the Business Unit/Segment's NPI (New Product Introduction) projects * Be the main purchasing interface towards suppliers during the project, lead technical reviews with suppliers, make sure project deliverables from supplier side are met on time and budget * Manage engineering changes, including commercial discussions * Manage prototype suppliers (including negotiation, agreements, prototype tools orders) * Communicate with Category team about specific supplier needs and support investigation of new supplier base when required * Support sales and engineering with project cost and pricing objectives in close cooperation with the Category Buyers * Carry out project management, planning activities and maintain reporting * Carry out RFQ kick offs with correct data and teams * Responsibility for the handover of projects to Category Buyers * Initiate and coordinate supplier VAVE activities, including organization of supplier days and workshops EXPERIENCE * Educated to degree level or relevant qualification * Commercial background, attention to detail, appreciation of Global economics * Experience in procurement and dealing with direct material into manufacturing operations * Good communication skills, both written and oral, at all levels * Computer literate and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Systems and ERP * Organisation skills, ability to prioritize * Project management * Effective cross-cultural Communication * Technical understanding or engineering background is a bonus * Proactivity and drive to continuous improvement salary: £45,000 - 50,000, Holiday, Pension, Bonus, Flexi benefits Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions


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