Contract Buyer

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  • Location:

    Littlehampton, West Sussex

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  • Salary:

    £30 - £35 per hour

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    Harry Garvin

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    almost 2 years ago

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Bids and Projects Buyer

Location: Rustington, West Sussex

Contract role

Rate: £30 - £35ph

You will be responsible for the strategic planning of vehicle armouring programmes. Accountable for cost, time, and quality of supplied goods and services on £multi-million vehicle programs in addition to providing strategic direction and subcontract management expertise to bid teams in the winning of new business.

Responsibilities - Bids and Projects Buyer

  • Single point of contact for the project team, managing procurement dependencies across Quality, Product Development, Logistics, Production and Legal departments.

  • Create the bid & project procurement strategies communicating clear cost, time and quality deliverables to key stakeholders.

  • Creation and management of project budgets, establishing bill of materials costs at key stages of the product development cycle. Identification and pursuit of cost savings and efficiencies to exceed objectives.

  • Supplier nomination, ensuring robust evaluation of supply chain capacity and capability.

  • Subcontract management of key suppliers

  • Work-package management and implementation of subcontracts to ensure commercial & technical specifications meet customer requirements

  • Ensuring compliance to contract, leading regular multifunctional reviews

  • Management of subcontract changes

  • Management of subcontract risk and opportunities, developing mitigation strategies where necessary.

  • Lead the planning of materials requirements and work collaboratively with Category Buyers to secure timely deliveries within budget.

  • Management of materials shortages, addressing through influence of others or resolving as a matter of priority.

  • Management reporting to evidence supply chain performance against key targets.

  • Support the sales function in winning new business through effective sourcing and accurate costing at early stages of product maturity.

Skills and Qualifications - Bids and Projects Buyer

  • CIPS preferred or currently studying for CIPS.

  • Proven supply chain management experience within automotive , engineering and manufacturing industries

  • An excellent understanding of technical drawings, design intent and manufacturing processes.

  • Ability to manage low-level maturity design and skilled in cost estimating.

  • Planning & implementation skills, able to deliver to tight deadlines.

  • Strong negotiator.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of SAP and similar ERP systems

  • Full driving licence.

  • Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC level.