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Lead Operational Buyer

  • Salary: £320 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 30/07/2018
  • Job reference: J388083A

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Lead Operational Buyer

Nailsea (Bristol)

6 month initial contract

Rates of up to £50p/h

My client are looking for 4 Lead Operational Buyers to join their team in Nailsea, Bristol. The successful candidates will have strong background in buyer/procurement roles with either Machining/Fabrication or Electrical Assembly/Manufacturing experience.

Role Summary/Purpose Responsibilities:

An individual who demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals programs; and processes for the Project(s) of responsibility. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and long-term business goals.

Essential Responsibilities

The Lead Operational Buyer demonstrates leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and some long-term business goals.

  • Facilitates vendor(s) detailed product and document schedules through weekly operating rhythm to ensure OTD to Contract keeping log of actions and conversations with suppliers
  • Negotiates prices and facilitates internal technical and quality evaluation of supplier quotes
  • Assess supplier capabilities and make recommendations on supplier acceptability
  • Implement sourcing standards including process & execution, synergies for cost out
  • Drive productivity opportunities with supply base to deliver cost out goals and lead time reductions
  • Product Weekly fulfilment report to update on PO activity and supplier performance to contract date
  • Analyse and track supplier promise date accuracy and to ensure supplier promise date accuracy in MRP
  • Drive effective recovery plans and create payment tracking and invoice analysis. tracking / invoice analysis
  • Develop process to look upstream for pending order requirements and drive Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sales in order to ensure sourcing given adequate cycle to procure material
  • Place Purchase Orders (PO) timely and obtain PO acknowledgements and key technical documentation from suppliers to ensure Pre- Production Meeting with Suppliers is held on time to maintain overall contract date
  • Knowing when is right time to escalate supplier issues to sourcing leadership
  • Communicate regular supplier updates on schedule to project manager and project planner


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma with proven years of experience in a Sourcing role) or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Significant years of experience in a Sourcing position with experience in Operational manufacturing procurement
  • Business Development
  • Vendor Production Process
  • Full product Lifecycles experience
  • Additional experience in Sourcing and writing fulfilment reports using MS Access, SQL or Visual Basic is preferred
  • Efficient with Oracle 11.3, COPICS, DART and AP systems
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • PC and database proficiency
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

To apply please send your CV's in the first instance.

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