Job vacancy - Strategic Buyer

Position: Strategic Buyer
Reference: CHacs187
Location: Sunbury-On-Thames
Salary: £46,000 - £50,000 per annum

As the Strategic Buyer you are responsible for delivering Operational Excellence in cost savings, stocking and supply agreements, and improving efficiencies in purchasing procedures and practices across both sites. Represent the business at Working Capital and Operational excellence reviews with corporate, taking responsibility for collating and fully understanding the date, challenges and impacts, and being able to articulate these. Define and implement Supply Chain risk assessment process, and outputs including Vendor reduction to support improvements in Supplier On-Time Delivery and Quality performance.

  • Implement supply chain KPI's and targets with clear time plans
  • Develop and manage the Operational Excellence material cost reduction time plans in line with company targets
  • Develop Strategic relationships with current Suppliers
  • Identify new supplier opportunities, with improved focus on low-cost regions
  • Ensure key relationships are built with internal and external stakeholders
  • Improve Supplier selection processes and manage all risk mitigation and supplier development or reduction plans
  • Negotiate improved terms and conditions for the business, including payment, stocking, kitting and delivery plans
  • Rationalise Supplier base with improved spend by combining all sites through active commodity management
  • Support improvements in Supplier On-Time Delivery process / capacity audits and action plans
  • Support Operational Purchasing team in relation to product flow, obsolescence and last time buys as required

To be successful in this role of Strategic Buyer we would love to speak to anyone who has experience of:

  • Degree qualified in Purchasing & Supply / CIPs
  • Aerospace or other regulated industry experience
  • Strong understand of manufacturing processes
  • Experience of strategic planning towards cost reduction, VA/VE, vendor management, vendor reduction programmes
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to create Excel spreadsheets, presentations etc
  • Proven track record in improving Supplier Relations, Cost reduction and lead-time reduction
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement techniques

ACS are recruiting for a Strategic Buyer. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Strategic Buyer, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Strategic Buyer. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Strategic Buyer with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Strategic Buyer role you desire.