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This is an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading manufacturer, who are experiencing ongoing growth. You will receive excellent training and have the opportunity to develop within an international, award winning company.
You will negotiate costs and other terms effectively; and identify and recommend cost reduction opportunities for existing products. You will monitor commodity market trends, ensure continuity of supply and source new parts as required. You will agree/maintain standards and KPI’s with supplier in line with MME stakeholders, with agreed monitors and escalation routes, take the lead in managing negotiations for direct costs; and maintain and improve the introduction of new products and localisation of new component with suppliers meeting the quality, cost and delivery targets.
Key Tasks:
Responsible for negotiating the lowest total acquisition costs for components and materials required for the manufacture and assembly of professional power tools – whilst maintaining agreed levels of product quality, delivery performance and customer satisfaction.
Identify and recommend suppliers for existing and new components.
Co-ordinate and manage effectively the release, progressing and replies to quotation with recommendations and proposals.
Act as the first point of contact with suppliers.
Make decisions and recommendations based on limited information by using your professional judgement and consideration to the level of risk.
Hold regular review meetings with key suppliers to discuss delivery / quality performance etc and ensuring that improvement plans and non-conformances are closed in the required time frame.
Monitor critical commodity markets trends.
Assist in drafting of purchasing contracts.
General Tasks:
Understand the relevant procedures and training manuals for all tasks.
Ensure the accuracy and on time delivery of all tasks.
Support activities to meet departmental objectives.
Highlight potential issues and assists in any resulting investigations.
Communicate clearly at all times.
Support all improvement and co-operation activities within the department.
Ensure the section is tidy and promote 5S/5W activities.
Ensure compliance with all SOX, ISO9001 and ISO14001 procedures and regulations.
Essential knowledge/experience:
Experience within a high-volume manufacturing Engineering environment.
Implementation of project management (NPI)
Implementation of 5s, Kaizen and TPM.
Capable of understanding / reading complex product engineering drawings.
Experience in identifying cost reduction opportunity through VA/VE analysis of components commodities and Manufacturing processes.
Experience within supply chain development, with specific focus on technical, quality & commercial matters.
Experienced in managing vendor tooling activities and production processes.
Experienced in the process of negotiation with vendors at all levels, together with the development and implementation of supplier agreements,
Experience in auditing new and existing suppliers within EU, with regards to commercial, technical and process capability.
Capable of managing multi vendors across various commodities.
Able to manage several cross functional projects within time scales and budgets.
Able to compile concise informative reports with the best practice recommendations.
Desirable knowledge/experience:
Degree in mechanical and/ or production engineering.
Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Purchasing (CIPS).
A level equivalents.
The Candidate:
Highly motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Self- pride in the standard of work conducted.
Effective motivator & communicator at all levels.
Able to work on own initiative and in team environment.
Diligent with a strong attention to detail.
Able to work under pressure, to strict deadlines.
Self- pride in the standard of work conducted.
Must have a full UK driving licence and be prepared to travel for business needs in both the UK and overseas
Staff Benefits:
Work in a Covid-safe adapted working environment
Company pension scheme
Life Assurance Cover
Paycare Health Cash Plan
Free car parking and bike store
Subsidised restaurant
Workwear and PPE provided suitable for the role
Training and career development opportunities for all staff
Access to onsite medical advice
Perks At Work staff discount membership
Staff bonus scheme related to performance

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