An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Buyer with our client in Nailsea, a world leading Oil and Gas company.
Coordinate, manage and issue required Requests for Quotation (RFQ) and Purchase Orders (PO) for assigned commodity/project.
Collaborate to achieve best price, with the right quality, on time, for all PO's
Negotiate savings based on budgetary input and/or departmental goals
Ensure issues related to supplier fulfilment are managed proactively not only for own commodity but also including assigned team members.
Develop profile for supplier capability/capacity, by commodity, to establish sourcing strategies for maximum leverage.
Facilitate and/or lead supplier manufacturability discussions with the appropriate stakeholders (suppliers, engineering, projects, sourcing quality, and quality assurance)
Participate in global commodity team activities.
Collaborate with requesting departments to resolve problems relating to requirements, deviations, substitutions, priorities, delays, damages, inferior quality or other conditions that deviate from established procedures.
Maintain current market knowledge and changing material conditions and advise management of current trends in prices and purchasing availability.
Drive sourcing initiatives on savings, supplier performance and supplier base rationalization.
Skills and Experience:
Buying experience in a manufacturing organisation.
Oil & Gas, Energy, or Aviation industry experience