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Production Buyer

Location: Multimatic Niche Manufacturing UK, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: May 9th, 2024

Multimatic is a global automotive supply company providing hardware and engineering services to OEMs around the world. We are currently looking for a Buyer to join our existing team and support the requirements of the business.

Location: Unit 1, Wyatt Way, Thetford, IP24 1HB.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage resources and activities required for the completion of high value purchase transactions, including sourcing, planning, and expediting purchase orders to support fulfilment of production schedules and spare parts orders.
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships, ensuring good communication is maintained between all parties
  • Process purchase orders for capital and flow parts based on supply/demand situation: meeting customer’s demands, forecasting (ie. Build Plan), engineering inputs, and other system signals
  • Evaluate and drive resolution on material quality, price, supply issues, delivery and invoice discrepancies.
  • Propose and implement job related process improvements, participate in cross-functional projects.
  • Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
  • Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organisation
  • 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

Qualifications and Experience Levels:

  • Minimum 3 Years experience of working in a purchasing team preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
  • Experience of working closely with suppliers, confident in running meeting with current and potential suppliers.
  • Able to add value, reduce costs and input to business improvements
  • An understanding of automotive processes and components would be advantageous
  • Computer literate, with advanced Excel skills/abilities – SAP experience would be beneficial
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be beneficial but not essential

Closing date for applications is July 31st 2024

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.