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Technical Buyer

Technical Buyer

  • Location

    Dartford

  • Sector:

    Purchasing / Supply Chain Logistics

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive Benefit Package

  • Contact:

    Mike Lucas

  • Contact email:

    mlucas@lerecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    07932647395

  • Job ref:

    864349

  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    PERM

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-15

Technical Buyer
Location: Dartford
Salary: Excellent Salary + Competitive Benefits Package

I am currently recruiting for a Technical Buyer to join one of the UK's most successful sports car manufacturers. This is a unique opportunity to join one of the most iconic British motor companies that is both manufacturer and retailer, and they also have a strong presence within amateur motorsport.

This is a new position within the company, and you will be joining a small team of purchasing professionals with UK travel and potentially overseas travel required.

Technical Buyer - Job Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • You will lead a review of the existing supplier base, building on existing relationships and developing new relationships as required.
  • Identify potential new suppliers.
  • Negotiate all terms and conditions for purchases in line with the procurement strategy.
  • Continuously analyse current supplier spend to make sure the business is receiving the best service, at the best spend, and help identify cost reduction strategy.
  • Identify and resource end of life products.
  • Monitor current suppliers regarding cost, quality and lead times are met.
  • Manage the new part process, negotiating best cost, finalising supplier contracts/commitments and expediate engineering samples for sign off for hand off to the production buyer.
  • As Technical Buyer you will work closely with the Engineering and Production departments to ensure that continued supply of components is met in order to meet build schedules.


Technical Buyer - Key Skills and Experience Required

  • Minimum 5 years' experience of buying and negotiation.
  • A proven track record of streamlining suppliers and reducing cost.
  • If you have a background in Engineering that would be advantageous.
  • A keen interest in the Automotive industry.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office.
  • Driving Licence required.


For more information please call Mike Lucas on 07932647395.

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