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Interim Buyer - Manufacturing

Interim Buyer - Manufacturing

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    Swindon, Wiltshire

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    £50 - £60 per hour

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    Jamie Mackinlay

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

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One of the world's largest and most innovative sustainable technology firms has an urgent requirement for an Interim CAPEX Buyer to join their procurement function.

This is a 6-month interim role offering up to £60 p/h inside IR35 for a candidate to split their time between Swindon and working from home.

Job Purpose:

To provide hands-on responsibility leading procurement activity for plant equipment and material purchase packages within project timelines for Hydrogen technologies' (Fuel Cells and Green Hydrogen) business projects.

Principal accountabilities

  • Works collaboratively with Sector and Group procurement teams to ensure appropriate supplier performance management plans are in place.
  • Responsibility in representing the procurement office and facilitate the interaction between the engineering team and the suppliers, according to the defined supply strategies.
  • Supporting a cross functional team with material availability/supplier information and following procurement processes in the NPI and ePMO project initiatives
  • Promoting early procurement involvement in the capex processes
  • Participate in cost estimations
  • Aiding with supply qualification by coordinating procurement of new material(s) and quality inspection
  • Ensuring the application of the commodity strategy by adhering to procurement planning with key suppliers
  • Acting as first escalation level for supplier crisis management related to assigned projects
  • Implementing procurement quality and cost reduction objectives related to action plan(s)/productivity program(s)

Key Requirements:

  • Technical University degree or 5+ years of experience in procurement activity
  • Experience in CAPEX and/or Project procurement
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment, preferably automotive or chemical process industry
  • Knowledge of quality standards, tools and processes

This is an urgent requirement - if interested, please apply ASAP and any questions, email