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Lead Buyer - Electrical /Electronic Category

Contract Type:
South East
Job Sector:
Aerospace & Defence
Job Category:
Supply Chain Logistics
£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Excellent Benefits
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Position: Lead Buyer - Electrical /Electronic Category
The Role
The department is responsible for procuring and managing supply chain for direct and indirect products and services for both projects and the business. Total spend is approximately €500M per year across Europe. An exciting opportunity has arisen in the Electrical / Electronic team for a lead buyer of Electronic Sub-assemblies and Test Equipment in support of Manufacturing and Engineering.
The Opportunity
*Leading negotiations with suppliers to optimise cost, delivery and quality of products.
*Taking active participation, in multifunctional and international teams, to support definition and negotiation strategies for specific categories and/or projects. Leading national multi-functional teams as required.
*Managing suppliers and, where necessary, building up longer-term supplier management expectations.
*Contributing to managing supplier performance in support of the Supply Chain Managers Operational targets.
*Actively supporting functional excellence programmes, identifying and developing areas for improvement where new processes may be required.
*Providing and sometimes presenting briefs and reports for Senior Management reviews including potential issues/risks.
*Identifying & securing savings opportunities to the benefit of company competiveness.
What are we looking for?
*Strong ability to read and interpret drawing data packs (essential).
*Experience in Electrical / Electronic technologies e.g. Test Equipment, Interconnects, Electronic Components.
*Competence in understanding of technical queries with the ability to liaise between suppliers and customers.
*Good understanding of cost make up.
*Strong team skills.
*Strong communication skills, Good negotiation skills, Good influencing skills.
*A proactive & flexible approach to plan and meet demanding deadlines
The F10 Group offers the services of an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and the services of an Employment Business for contract recruitment.

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