Buyer - Manufacturing

  • Location

    Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

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  • Contact:

    Giovanna Neophytou

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

  • Expiry date:





£15 -£25 P/H

Role Summary:

As a buyer for our client, you will be responsible for executing and effectively managing all assigned sourcing activities. You will be required to work cross functionally, with a global supply base, to meet internal and external customer needs and to achieve desired business outcomes.

Key Activities:

  • Drive competitive bidding and supplier negotiations to achieve YOY savings target, negotiate on all OSPs
  • Contribute to sourcing's project saving
  • Review and analyse technical scope of work on PORs, identify suitable supplier based on capabilities
  • Work with engineering and suppliers on resolution of GRRs buy reviewing and directing questions accordingly
  • Work closely with QC team on quality and documentation related issues
  • Review technical specification to ensure POs are placed on approved suppliers
  • Work with SQE team to develop OSP suppliers in line with business needs
  • Support ITO sourcing when required on sub-con related requests
  • Embrace change, utilize, champion new &existing digital tools (i.e. Tableau, QWIK, etc.)
  • Execute all PO placement & OOR management
  • Drive Fulfilment for Repairs,
  • Effectively manage open orders, collaborating with all key functions, stakeholders, and suppliers.
  • Drive communication cross-functionally, with internal customers and suppliers to build relationships and to set clear expectations, as well as to mitigate risk.
  • Drive supplier accountability evaluate supplier performance, and leverage supplier agreements, to ensure alignment with OFE and client commodity teams.
  • Drive supplier COQ reduction.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Experience in sourcing preferred specifically focused on technical processes such as welding, machining, coating
  • Understating of manufacturing process
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, detail-oriented
  • Ability to understand engineering part requirements, read technical drawings and interpret scope of work
  • Experience in subcon process
  • Collaborative, results oriented, and a team player with a can-do attitude
  • Capable of driving desired business outcomes
  • Strong internal customer focus
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office especially Excel, for reporting

Desired characteristics:

  • Working knowledge in Oracle & SAP ERP(s), iSupplier, ePIMS, MS Office, Word, Excel PowerPoint, and Tableau
  • Adaptable, capable of working under tight time constraints, to meet new and changing priorities. Highly motivated, and driven self-starter
  • Proven ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced, and high-pressure business environment
  • High energy, persistent, strong desire to drive continuous improvements
  • Analytical, metrics-oriented, highly motivated, and driven self-starter
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills