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Date Added: Wed 01/11/2023

Senior Buyer

Derby, DE1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £30 - £40/hour

Senior Buyer - contract based in Derby to start asap - 6 - 12 months plus contract working with one of the regions major employers supporting major build programmes for existing and new projects. £neg potential for temp to perm - free on site parking - great facilities on site £neg per hour

Purpose - To build total market knowledge of the respective commodities and associated supply chain to reduce full life cycle costs.
To represent Procurement at Fleet Management, Heavy Maintenance and Crash across UK Service region (mature markets and emerging markets).

To be responsible for managing all commercial relationships with their suppliers and their sub group of suppliers (high value, high strategic importance and high complexity)
Take full responsibility for driving supplier performance improvements and develop innovative supply chain improvements

To lead initiatives to improve cross functional team work ensuring that commodity and region wide supporting strategies are adopted


Develop regional commodity strategy and support bids for friction materials.
Manage Supply Chain Performance
Build total market knowledge of respective commodities and sub-groups
Owns the product proposition for the end customer
Define and implement deployment of best practice supply chain methodology
Lead and negotiate, for bids, with relevant activities e.g. JDDP and target costs
Negotiate stock holding levels at suppliers in conjunction with Procurement Operations team.
Sets target service levels
Coordinate strategy with divisional colleagues to ensure strategic fit with regional and divisional procurement.
Implement appropriate contractual arrangements with suppliers e.g. LTSA, STC and MSA.
Agree "best fit" supply base by commodity
Responsible for all commercial aspects of supplier relationship 30%
Manage Cost Reduction
Accountable for Code 30+ activity and to deploy various tools to drive cost reduction, regionally and globally,
To actively engage with colleagues within the Bombardier Procurement network to maximize ideas for delivering cost reduction both regionally and divisionally.
Complete responsibility for life cycle costs on respective commodities for all projects
Design, develop and implement actions to mitigate risks as well as maximizing the financial performance of the project.
Manage Supplier Performance
Responsible for supplier performance for the commodity, utilizing standard BT tools.
Manage and coordinate Suppliers to achieve improvement targets, utilizing regional resource to achieve this objective
Improve and maintain supply chain performance KPIs
Lead key discussions at poor performing suppliers
Develop the SRM model for the top commodity suppliers and develop as part of a "road map" approach
Manage Interface With Regions and Core
Develop appropriate strategic direction and align with peer groups
Ensure correct strategic fit to each business unit requirements
Establish excellent working relationship with regional and divisional procurement teams including business heads, ensuring that commodity strategies are developed/ maintained
Monitor commercial and technical risks associated with the sources, materials, services and the processes during all phases of a Purchase Contract.
Support bids, projects and external customers as required.

Specialised knowledge required by the position
Strong Supply Chain Management background including risk management identification and mitigation.
Demonstrable track record of cost reduction within life cycle costs model
Developing improved service propositions for the end customer
Ability to drive change across regions, culture and geography
Strategic/tactical management capability
Supplier performance improvement - QCDR
Knowledgeable of Warehousing and Distribution logistics operations
Continuous improvement background
Negotiation skills
Strong reporting skills
Strong financial capability
CIPS qualified/equivalent
Degree qualifications ideally
SAP/ERP experience
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