Littlehampton, West Sussex
£30 - £35 per hour
5 months ago
Bids and Projects Buyer
Location: Rustington, West Sussex
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.
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.