Commodity Buyer

Posted 30 April 2024
Salary £43000 - £48000 per annum + perks
Job type Permanent
Discipline Engineering & Manufacturing
Contact NameChris Quinn

Job description

Vickerstock are working in partnership with a market leading manufacturer based in Ballymena on the appointment of an experienced Senior Buyer.

This is great great opportunity to join a firm who continue to grow year on year.

What's in it for you?

  • Salary: £38,000 - £48,000
  • Life insurance
  • Medicash scheme
  • Flexitime

The main purpose of your new role will be to source suppliers who will supply materials at the optimum acquisition cost ensuring quality standards are maintained and departmental goals achieved.

In your new role:

  • Reporting directly to the Strategic Purchasing Manager
  • You will be responsible for maintaining the material cost on the "Bill of Materials" for all products within the commodities you are responsible for and ensuring costs are less than the current sales quotation per contract
  • Responsible for issuing requests for quotation (RFQ's) for any new parts added to the "Bill of Materials" within the allotted components
  • Populate Sage System with the price, lead-time and supplier details as necessary
  • Manage the engineering process, to purchase new parts and ensure the suppliers are supplying to the correct revisions of drawings
  • Liaise with suppliers on delivery KPI's - such as shortages, quality & invoice queries.
  • Actively contribute to achieving departmental goals and objectives. Relating to supplier reduction and cost reductions.
  • Initiate supplier agreements and see them through to implementation
  • Actively contribute to New Product Introduction projects
  • Source new suppliers for items within the allocated commodities
  • Discuss with suppliers to achieve optimum batch sizes and hence reduce costs
  • Analyse the cost of manufacture of parts considering the cost of raw materials, labour costs, machining costs to ensure the company is getting value for money from the subcontracting supply base
  • Compare drawings of new parts with existing parts to ensure cost increases or decreases are justified.
  • Recover money owed from suppliers for non-performance and warranty claims.

What you will need to succeed:

  • 4 years' experience in a senior purchasing role
  • Extensive experience of negotiation and writing supplier agreements
  • Demonstratable experience of cost reductions taken from idea to implementation
  • Sound knowledge of MRP systems

For a confidential conversation on how Vickerstock can support you with your next move, get in touch with Chris our Supply Chain specialist today.