Location: Multimatic Niche Vehicles Assembly Europe, Coventry, United Kingdom
Posted: September 22nd, 2021
Scope of Position :
Responsibilities include the Advanced procurement and strategic management of a variety of automotive components and systems for niche vehicle production. The Buyer will be responsible for establishing and managing positive supply chain relationships to deliver business objectives such as on-time supplier sourcing, cost management and parts availability, in addition to overall business improvements for the organization.
Key Responsibilities :
Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers, and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
Develop supply chain mapping methods to identify opportunities for improvement in various commodities
Build and maintain supply base while focusing on supplier development; develop and implement supplier score-carding methods
Continuously focus on cost-down opportunities
Lead/support value analysis/value engineering (VAVE) activities with both internal and external business clients
Lead activities for improving inventory turns and working capital improvement
Development and analysis of Key Performance Indicators on a monthly basis to manage continuous improvement
Work cross-functionally, including closely with SQA, to on-board approved qualified suppliers for global vehicle programs in line with quality, cost and delivery requirements and measures
Support and adhere to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (ISO9001)
Maintain working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner
Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Basic Requirements :
Must have proven experience with improving supplier performance in the automotive OEM industry
5 years' experience in purchasing, with automotive experience in Tier 1 or OEM companies preferred
Experience in leading supplier negotiations and cost-down initiatives
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are key for this role
Must have the ability to take responsibility and ownership for coordinating the purchasing process from end to end
This role requires a strategic and analytical mindset towards purchasing
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office; SAP knowledge is a strong preference
Must be legally able to work in the UK
Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees both within the organization and with, customers, suppliers, sub-contractors, engineers, etc.
Supervisory skills in the area of, Interaction and Communication, Orientation, Company Policies, Absenteeism, and Negotiation.
Strong knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office
If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume. We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.