Buyer
Job Ref: JS/FHR/1240
Location: West Sussex
Salary & Benefits: £35,000 p/a - Pro Rata
Our Client; a truly global leader in the manufacture of Specialist Vehicles and Survivability systems are experiencing enormous growth. It is for this reason that we have been tasked with finding an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Buyer to join the team as soon as possible on either a contract or 6 month fixed term basis. The remuneration is to an extent, negotiable, and will based on relevant experience.

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, your role will be to support the materials requirements for all vehicle armouring programmes and the facilities management team. In addition, you will be responsible for the assessment of technical and commercial requirements, supplier sourcing, competitive tendering, and purchase order management to ensure on-time supply within budget.

Additional responsibilities will include:

- Direct & Indirect procurement
- Planning of materials requirements to ensure timely deliveries and efficient materials control.
- Competitive bidding, negotiation and quotation analysis, compliant with company policy and procedures.
- Supplier evaluation, selection and development.
- Daily expediting of material to satisfy production schedules and implementation of appropriate recovery plans. Shortage reporting and resolution.
- Purchase order management ensuring accurate system data and an effective purchase-to-pay process
- Cost estimating in support of bid teams.
- Procurement support to the facilities management team.
- Delivery and reporting of cost-savings in support of company objectives.
- Comply with Company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, ISO9001, ISO14001.
- Occasional support for Import Export function.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required;

-Ideally educated to Degree or HND level, but equivalent practical experience will also be considered.
-Should ideally be CIPS qualified or be currently studying for this, although this is by no means essential.
-You should have proven Buying/Procurement experience within the Automotive and/or another aligned Manufacturing environment.
-You will have an excellent understanding of technical drawings, design intent and manufacturing processes.
-Should possess project management skills, able to plan and deliver to tight deadlines.
-You will be proficient in the use of MS applications and should have a good understanding of MRP and other planning systems. SAP would be a bonus.
-You’ll be skilled in negotiation with excellent organisation skills and be capable of managing your own time.
-You will have a full driving licence.



This position offers a fantastic and rare opportunity to work for a leading well established global Specialist Vehicle Manufacturer; so if interested and you have the relevant experience we need to hear from you now?

N.B. Due to the nature of the work IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ALL APPLICANTS DO HOLD A FULL AND VALID BRITISH PASSPORT. Please do not apply if you fail to meet these criteria as we will not be able to complete the required security clearance for you.
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