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Programme Buyer

Programme Buyer

  • Location

    Kidlington, Oxfordshire

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £45000 - £52000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Ben Betts

  • Contact email:

    ben.betts@1st-executive.com

  • Job ref:

    J689918_1668685002

  • Published:

    14 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-12-17

Programme Buyer, - £45,000 - 52,000 (Hybrid working)

OXFORD, LONDON /ELEMENTS - DIRECT PROCUREMENT

I currently have an innovative growing client of mine within the Automotive industry seeking a programme Buyer. The company works with some of the world's leading businesses within the Automotive industry to achieve their goal providing top quality service/products throughout the electric vehicle space.

Innovation, rapid development and testing help them to push the boundaries. Their New Method takes our portfolio of patented technologies created in-house and combines it with assembly in our nearby testing facilities.

Direct Programme Buyer - £45,000 - £52,000 (Hybrid working)

Role: Senior Buyer

Salary: Up to £52,000 + Discretionary Bonus

Location: Oxford (Flexible - 2/3 days per week in office)

Role:

  • Negotiating prototype contracts, improved costs and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods.
  • Leading and delivering prototype purchasing strategy with Advanced and Core Engineering.
  • Leading and implementing change management process to manage all technical changes throughout the programme life.
  • Pro-active management of programme cost control from product conception through to series production.
  • Identification of technical and commercial cross-programme improvement areas.
  • Providing regular status reports on new and current programme to include, cost, sourcing timing, PPAP and associated risks and opportunities.
  • Ownership of risk and opportunities tracker to drive forward resolution to business issues and maximise value of cost reduction initiatives.
  • To own order placement with low volume/prototype suppliers in support of development build and tracking of development costs.
  • Working closely with the Senior Cost Engineer to create and deploy programme target costs in line with business objectives.

Experience:

  • Previous proven experience within a similar role.
  • Experience working in an automotive or manufacturing environment.
  • Strong technical knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management.
  • Understanding of cost drivers in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work effectively with teams.
  • Strong IT skills including PowerPoint, Excel and Word and the ability to present data with recommendations in a clear, concise and coherent manner.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude.

If you think you have the relevant skills to carry out this role or are interested, apply and I will be in touch as soon as possible!