6 months contract
£45 per hour - Umbrella
The Senior buyer will be responsible for developing and manage a supply chain for the Naval business and making sure that components are delivered according to Quality, Cost and Time as per the project needs.
Lead the development and execution of a Naval supply chain & supplier agreements
Support NPI (new product introduction) and develop a long-term supply chain for the business
Negotiate terms and conditions, manage claims and vendor recovery
Order fulfilment tasks to ensure material on time delivery, PO placement and Invoice management
Co-ordinate supplier and product qualification together with Quality, Engineering and R&D
Review supplier performance (schedule, Manufacturing, Quality) to identify risks to the program and develop appropriate mitigation plans
Drive supplier selection, development, and overall supplier management excellence
Develop alternate sources and/or risk mitigation plans for single & sole source suppliers
Identify and deliver value-adding opportunities from the supply chain
Manage and improve supplier relationship and demonstrate the ability to communicate problems and present solutions with internal and external customers at senior levels
Demonstrable years of sourcing and procurement experience with in-depth experience in high-value and complex projects.
Strong negotiation and contract management skills, with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
Experience within the defence or power industry related products.
Management of high value bespoke manufactured components, including assemblies.
Main Suppliers are UK based, must be able to travel on a weekly basis.
Project Management Skills, Schedule Management a must.
Quality, Supplier Quality experience would be beneficial.
Development of measurement metrics to measure their small group of suppliers.
Experience on SAP, Microsoft packages including MS Project.
To be considered for the role then please apply with CV