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Senior Procurement Officer

Recruiter: Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Location: Wantage
Salary: Competitive + benefits
Application date: 14th Jul 2021

A Technical Buyer is required to be responsible for management of the electrical supply base to ensure the effective strategic supply of products and services are delivered to specification, schedule and in the most cost-effective manner to support a multi programme demand. Candidates with experience of carrying out commercial negotiations, including design and development, tooling and piece price and managing supplier selection would be well received.

Due to increased workloads this company, a leading technology and engineering services business, based in Wantage, requires a proactive Technical Buyer to be responsible for delivery of conforming materials and parts, for new and existing products in conjunction with supplier quality assurance team, reporting against electronics and harness commodity strategy gaining consensus with internal and external stakeholders and the preparation and issue of tenders. As a Technical Buyer you will be required to:

Provide cost and budget leadership, ensuring clear and accurate data into the programme BOM and will create associated reports for Senior Management
Enabling and supporting the VE/VA and DFM process with Suppliers and Engineering to achieve Quality, Cost and Delivery targets
Working with the ERP system to raise purchase orders and ensure on time delivery
Supporting the Quality Assurance team with the resolution of supplier quality concerns when non-conforming product is identified
Responsibility for the coordination of NDA’s with the supplier and legal team
Chairing regular business and programme reviews with key suppliers ensuring strategic alignment is achieved

The Technical Buyer should have the following skills or experience:

Ideally degree or CIPS qualified
Extensive experience of electronic components and/or electrical harness procurement is essential
Ability to review and understand electrical technical proposals and specifications
Experience in delivering complex multi-vendor strategy
An awareness of SQA requirements & standards

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with excellent negotiation and influencing skills along with the ability to work under pressure in a strategic manner whilst establishing strong relationships both internally and externally. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering service business will offer you:

26 Days holiday
Excellent benefits package

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