Project Buyer

Project Buyer

Has to be eligible to gain security clearance (SC)

Located in Surrey

Up to £40,000

A leading defence company is looking for a Project Buyer to provide effective strategic procurement, supply chain planning and supplier management as well as providing procurement influence on winning new business and delivering successful bids and projects to customers

The company - Project Buyer - Surrey

My client is a world leading defence company, they are rapidly evolving and growing in response to unprecedented success in supplying mission-critical vehicles, survivability systems and services to clients across the world, including Departments of Defence, Government Organisations, Non-Government Organisations and Original Equipment Manufacturers. Following the win of several major programs, we are now looking to strengthen our existing Procurement Team.

The role - Project Buyer - Surrey

  • Support the sales function in winning new business through accurate cost estimating and development of concept bills of material

  • Single Point of Contact for the project team, managing procurement dependencies across Quality, Product Development, Logistics, Production and Legal departments, ensuring customer & supplier requirements are managed

  • Create the bid & project procurement strategies leading make / buy decisions, communicating clear cost, time and quality deliverables to key stakeholders

  • Supplier nomination, ensuring capacity and capability within the supply chain through robust evaluation of suppliers promoting long-term performance through strategic relationship management

  • Lead the planning of materials requirements to ensure timely deliveries within budget, working collaboratively with Category Buyers to manage exceptions

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

  • Responsible for creating and managing material budgets for your bids and projects

  • You will establish Bill of Materials costs for key stages of product maturity. You will identify and pursue all savings and cost efficiencies

  • Provide routine management reports demonstrating supply chain performance

  • Promote a design-for-manufacture culture through early supplier involvement and collaborative working with internal & external engineering teams

  • Manage unique & critical suppliers to the bids and projects you are responsible for

  • Seek continual improvement, especially in relation to reducing costs and maintaining stock at an optimised level

Qualifications/skills - Project Buyer - Surrey

  • 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

  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage conflicting priorities well

  • Full driving licence

  • Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC ('Secret') level

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