On behalf of our client, a world leader in the design and manufacture of pumps, valves, and cyclones for the mining and mineral processing industry, we are looking to recruit an experienced Buyer.
Working as part of the Buying Team you will be responsible for purchasing materials, components and/or services consistent with the specified levels of quality, delivery, price and total cost. Exercising excellent judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate actions; develop strong relationships within the end to end supply chain for their portfolio to deliver a world class supply base for goods and services; and demonstrate procurement excellence. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance for the goods and services purchased. You will also be a point of contact for issues relating to supply chain performance and purchasing topics.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Purchasing components, materials, supplies, equipment and services required in a time appropriate manner including: contacting suppliers, obtaining and evaluating quotations, info record maintenance, placing orders, and managing queries and requests for information
Ensure that purchases are consistent with specified levels of inventory, quality, delivery requirements and price
Works with cross functional teams on a variety of projects and other complex issues related to the development of new products, new suppliers, or technologies to enhance new or existing products
Support expediting team on follow-up operations with suppliers to accomplish delivery of purchased items per the schedule provided on the Purchase Order
Develop both new and existing supplier sources
Strategy Development and Implementation:
Assist in the development, management and implementation of comprehensive strategies on a global, regional or local basis in alignment to deliver agreed savings targets and other benefits that significantly impact the clients financial results
Assist in the development of supply strategies that deliver business requirements across assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost and innovation
Participate in cross functional sourcing teams with joint accountability for technical and quality performance through strategy development and implementation at global, regional or local level
Implement initiatives and programs to improve quality of bought-in goods and services and reduce lead times
Supplier Relationship Management:
Develop and manage the internal and external end to end supply chains ensuring supply of high quality and competitively priced materials and services
Assist in the development of strategic relationships with critical suppliers providing secure and cost effective sources for relevant commodities
Maintain an appropriate mix of local suppliers to deliver flexibility and best in class performance
- Manage and maintain critical supplier documents such as NDAs, supplier quality requirements, insurance documents and contractual documents
Develop and implement Risk Mitigation strategies to ensure security of supply in line with VCE principles
Represent the purchasing department on procurement matters
Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
Produce reports as and when required
Support and promote the clients core values and act as an ambassador for the Procurement function
Skills and Attributes:
Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience - MCIPS preferred
Demonstrable track record in purchasing
Excellent analytical skill
Excellent SAP (or similar) skill
Knowledge of relevant global supply markets
Familiar with manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements
Forming win-win partnerships with others. Showing how a plan or strategy can be mutually advantageous in order to gain cooperation. Overcoming objections and progressing business objectives
Ability to obtain appropriate market intelligence, analyse and provide concise updates to key stakeholders
Ensure effective communication and relationship development with cross functional teams, commercial and procurement personnel, business stakeholders and the supply base
Good verbal and written communication skills
In return for the above the successful candidate will be offered a highly competitive salary and benefits, a modern working environment along with ongoing support and development.
Please apply, in confidence, to Jasmine Marland at TRF Professional, a specialist division of The Recruitment Fix Ltd.
Please note that we receive a high volume of applications. If you have not heard from us within 5 working days please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.