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Date Added: Mon 12/09/2022

Lead Buyer - £30 Per Hour

Burton upon Trent, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £28.50 - £30/hour

Job title: Purchasing Manager / lead Buyer.
Job location: Burton.
Salary:£28.50 - £30 per hour - Umbrella (PAYE also available)
Shifts: Days only.
Hours per week: 37 hours a week.
Hours: 8.00am to 4.30 (1pm finish on Friday).
Duration: contract - on going.
Start date: Immediate.
Industries considered: Rolling Stock, engineering, manufacturing, automotive.

The Company:

National rolling stock maintenance and engineering company based in Derby. Maintains Network Rail's Infrastructure Monitoring Fleet, which performs a vital role in keeping Britain's railways moving and many other important rail related contracts for passenger and freight train operators.

The job:
To lead the purchasing team on cost reduction, supplier selection, contract implementation and supplier management.

Key responsibilities:
*To manage a portfolio of suppliers with the aim of ensuring QCD performance
*Build, follow-up and monitor local sourcing action plans
*To protect the supply chain by ensuring that suppliers have the capacity to supply quality product within acceptable lead times
*Implement strategies to guarantee the best "Total Cost of Ownership"
*Take the lead in the Supplier Reduction Roadmap for production suppliers
*Support the reporting process into the company
*Take the lead in improving the performance of the worst performing suppliers
*Ensure that the Purchasing budgets key objectives are implemented, tracked and successfully completed
*Set-up and support the implementation of Supply Frame Agreements with strategic suppliers on production parts
*Set-up item/supplier relationships for non-strategic items, i.e. unpredictable, irregular items
*Identify suppliers to implement Consignment Stock, Kanban and VSM
*Manage all external suppliers in the Vendor List via PRISM and identify potential new suppliers
*Volume analysis of consumed stock to ensure price breaks are set in appropriate places
*Lead supplier review meetings and cost reduction teams
*Visit supplier premises as required to ensure goals and objectives are achieved
*Take the lead in ensuring supplier selection is robust and justified
*Liaise with other departments and colleagues across the UK in order to meet individual and team objectives
*Ensure all Company procurement procedures are followed
*Take the lead on the Purchasing section of the Company Management System and Internal Control to ensure quarterly targets are met
*To carry out any other reasonable duty or task as required in pursuit of the Company's goals and objectives

Background & Experience:
*Rail background desirable
*Possess good problem-solving skills
*Numerate and Analytical
*Able to work as part of a team or solo as required
*Results and Performance orientated
* Attention to detail
*IT literate and fully conversant with all Microsoft Office applications

Qualifications/Education required: * Minimum 3 A Levels/ Level 3 NVQ or equivalent * Degree preferred * Preferably hold or be working to Professional Purchasing qualifications (e.g. MCIPS and/or Material planning / Logistics certification)

Contact Information: Alex Cameron
Email: (url removed)
Phone: (Direct Line) (phone number removed)

Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position. However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.
Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client
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