Junior/Assistant Buyer

  • Location
    Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Salary
  • Category
    Aerospace & Defence jobs
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  • Shift Type
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Role: Junior Buyer
Industry: Aerospace
Location: Wolverhampton
Duration: 12 Months
Pay rate: £15 p/h PAYE or £19.55p/h Umbrella

Typical Roles/Area of Focus:
Incumbent's responsibilities will generally focus on the following:
*Implement business sourcing strategies as directed by the Senior Buyer
*Alignment with commodity managers, supplier development and value stream to ensure business measures are achieved
*Manage supplier relationships to achieve key project milestones.
*Work with suppliers and facilitate improvement in Quality, Cost and Delivery (QCD) performance by driving the implementation of supplier generated improvement plans.
*Purchase Order, Purchase Order Schedule and Purchase Price Variance management
*Support Commodity Management Request for Quotation (RFQ) and supplier selection process
*Negotiate with and manage cost for Tactical suppliers in support of Commodity strategy and business financial performance/targets
*Resolve and mange supplier payment and invoice issues
*MRP management, setting up and controlling the MRP in line with program and business requirements
*Work proactively to mitigate or minimise supply chain risks.
*Escalation management
*Investigate alternate sources of supply and bench mark current supply chain.
*Support change and transfer programmes
*Supplier Production Rate Readiness (PRR) and Capacity assessment

Basic Qualifications Search Essential Requirements:
*MS Excel Knowledge
*Previous experience within a high pressured environment
*Ability manage priorities well
*Previous experience in a similar environment - Expediting parts, Chasing parts, Monitoring Shortages

Desirable Requirements:
*CIPs qualification and 2:1 or greater degree classification in business or engineering
*SAP Knowledge

Level of Responsibility:
*Understanding of business processes with a high degree of commercial acumen.
*Ability to communicate effectively internally and externally.
*Action focused, driven to deliver concrete and sustainable results.
*Candidates must be able to demonstrate a track record of delivering KPI improvement in an aerospace environment, working either independently or as part of a multifunctional team
*Engineering knowledge/exposure is a plus
*Experience of utilizing lean CI techniques.

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