Job vacancy - Assistant Technical Buyer

Position: Assistant Technical Buyer
Reference: CHacs226
Location: Lewes
Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum

As the Assistant Technical Buyer your overall responsibility of the Buyer is to support the Procurement Team.

  • Support the procurement team in the development of product category strategies by undertaking market analysis and research
  • Collate Request for Quotation (RFQ) responses and complete costing sheets
  • Support buyers in the critical path management of pre-production samples for new tenders managed by the procurement team
  • Understand and deliver to stakeholder requirements
  • Produce and maintain information on suppliers and undertake due diligence on new suppliers
  • Liaise with suppliers on quality problems in conjunction with company quality standards
  • Maintain technical reference files for all bought components and related suppliers
  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines and to procurement policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts
  • Liaising with the engineering department on obsolete/alternative parts.
  • New supplier set ups, sending out the set-up forms and liaising with accounts to have the accounts set up on CRM system
  • Comply with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policies

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

  • HNC/D in Electronic Engineering, or related subject
  • 3+ years of buying experience
  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) or similar qualification or studying towards CIPS qualification would be advantageous
  • Experience of electronic component sourcing, particularly from China
  • Experience of working closely with suppliers
  • Experience with using Microsoft access database, Excel, and Macro's skills for report generation
  • Previous experience of working in a procurement team within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) / Materials Resource Planning (MRP)
  • Knowledge of product categories and markets including manufacture processes and costs, product make-up's, specifications, and raw material costs

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