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DATE ADDED: Thu 01/11/2018


Waterbeach, UK

JOB TYPE: Permanent

BUYER Company Technical Profile Thermoteknix Systems Limited designs, develops and manufactures thermal imaging and measuring equipment used in world-wide commercial systems, industrial, security and surveillance applications. The company was founded in 1982 and retains its position at the forefront of the infrared imaging industry with a wide range of hardware and software products designed to meet the needs of a growing customer base. The company is privately owned and operates from premises in Waterbeach, Cambridge, UK. It has been recognised by The Queen’s Awards both for Export and Innovation and is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Candidate Due to expansion, Thermoteknix is now looking to recruit a Buyer. The successful candidate will be an excellent negotiator, responsible for actively managing the components and sub-contractor purchasing element of the business. This will include a top-heavy element of supplier chasing and achieving competitive pricing and deliveries. Work Profile * Reporting directly to the Managing Director * Developing supplier relationships and managing key suppliers taking consideration for the capacity of key suppliers, monitoring quality and cost performance and negotiating and delivering continuous improvement * Reviewing the marketplace to determine potential alternative products/suppliers * Assessing and evaluating suppliers and contributing to performance reviews to ensure contract and quality compliance * Preparing and raising purchase orders and order schedules * Working alongside the production manager to ensure stock levels are maintained in line with forecasts and long lead time items. * Identifying solutions to resolve supply issues with the planning team Skills and Experience The ideal person will be a buyer or purchaser from an engineering/manufacturing or production environment and have previous experience of working within a procurement role and working closely with suppliers. * Familiar with modern planning and purchasing techniques * The ability to read technical drawings * Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers * Computer literate with strong IT skills including SAGE and Excel * Minimum three years’ experience within procurement * Keen attention to detail and accuracy * Based within 1 hour commute of Cambridge UK (or willing to re-locate to the same)
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire,

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