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Job Title: Strategic Buyer
Type: Permanent
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Salary: £ Negotiable
Job Reference: LA2100

Job Description

This is a role requiring a dynamic and energetic Buyer capable in solving the root cause of problems and delivering the solution. They shall operate in a fast paced Purchasing and Operations environment and shall be capable of being flexible in managing and prioritising a number of issues. This role is an opportunity for a Buyer to progress to a new level and they will be supported by a broad depth of experience within the Supply Chain team. The main purpose of this role is to ensure the improvement in performance of a selected number of suppliers within distinct commodity groups reaching the required levels in support of overall business objectives.

This is a strategic role, with actions driven out by operations needs and risks identified by all levels within the supply chain as a whole. The day to day running of the supply chain will be carried out by Operational Buyers. The Purchasing team are within the Supply Chain function providing production materials and services operating within an MRP environment.

·        Manage a defined range of commodities and key suppliers driving improvements to the “5 Rights” in support of the business objectives.

·        Be able to take responsibility for actions and keep hold of issues whilst delivering the solution to all root causes - not quick fixes.

·        Communicate well as part of a team

o   Understanding when to call on Strategic Sourcing support for problems.

o   Ensuring queries are resolved quickly for the tactical level

·        Identify risk within the supply chain and manage the appropriate plans to address these in line with recognised tools and standards.

·        Contribute to and lead key improvement projects related to systems and processes in use both within the department and cross-functionally.

·        Perform business and performance reviews of suppliers

·        Identify and deliver cost down initiatives, period on period.

·        Provide costs and view opportunities and alternatives providing long term lowest cost solution.

·        Support and provide a commercial interface for purchase of non-production requirements.

 

·        Customer Focus Knows and understands the needs of internal and external customers.  Are results oriented and works hard to consistently provide exceptional service.

 

·        Ethics and Values Adheres to an effective set of core values and beliefs and acts in accordance.  Rewards the right values and disapproves of others.

 

·        Problem Solving Looks beyond the obvious to find effective solutions.

 

·        Integrity and Trust Widely trusted and seen as direct and truthful.

 

·        Functional/Technical Skills Possesses the skills to be effective in the job.  Has the skill to perform the job at a high level of accomplishment.

 

·        Listening Practices active and attentive listening, able to hear others.

 

·        Action-oriented Full of energy, willing to take action.

 

·        Composure Cool under pressure, not knocked off balance by the unexpected, is a settling influence

 

·        Values Diversity Supports fair and equal treatment for all.

 

Qualifications & specialist training required:

 

Essential

·        Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, Aerospace/medium batch high variety

·        Previous proven experience of managing sourcing solutions and supply chain problems within the external supply chain.

·        Commercially astute

·        Confident and professional manner in dealing with suppliers and internal customers

·        Demonstrable experience and success in previous role

·        Task performance driven and keen to progress

·        A strong individual capable of working on own initiative whilst being a good team player

·        Experienced in managing, interpreting and analysing purchasing data with strong IT skills.

·        Use of MRP system for in a manufacturing & production environment.

 

Desirable

·        Understanding and experience of export regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

·        Business/Commercial audit experience

·        Experience in a Lean manufacturing  / Supply Chain

·        MCIPS or studying towards MCIPS

·        Qualification in engineering or business discipline (ideally degree qualified) or experience in working in a technical environment.

 

Qualities

·        Tenacity

·        Energy

·        Methodical

·        Flexible

·        Attention to detail

·        Proactive and driven

 


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"I have always found everyone at Intec reliable, responsive, courteous and professional. I have been using their services in some capacity since 2005 and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone."
- N.B. - Installation and Facilities
During the last 5 years, we have used Intec for all of our temporary vacancies and also all of our permanent, or temp to permanent vacancies.  We have never needed to go elsewhere, as they have always found the candidates we have needed, even for vacancies which have been harder to fill.  Communication with Intec has always been excellent, and I feel they have always understood the qualities of the person we have been looking for.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Intec for both temporary and permanent vacancies.
- J.N. Office Manager
I would be more than happy to recommend Intec Recruitment to anyone considering using this company for future employment.  You get a prompt and polite service,  any problems are easily resolved through the company's professionalism. I have worked for them for 10 weeks now and am very happy with Intec.  Any questions or queries have been answered.
- R.M. - Mechanical Fitter
"I always find Intec to be very professional, friendly and reliable, and care about their clients to make sure they place the right candidate to suit our needs."
- H.J. - Secretary /P.A.
Intec Recruitment over the past 10 years have supported our company in numerous service sectors especially in high profile fast track projects that covered a large and varied range of management, technical, skilled, semi-skilled and general staffing requirements. Intec Recruitments personal and professional approach along with their large database of manpower suited our company's requirements perfectly.
- G.T. - Managing Director
The service I have received (and currently still do) from all at Intec is highly recommendable.

The pre and post interview discussions were frank and honest, thus allowing an easy decision to accept the posting. - S.A. - Technician
I have known Intec Recruitment for approximately twenty years. They have been a great help in finding me work over the years, in some very interesting electronic companies. They have proven over the years to be very honest & reliable.
- E.R. - Test Engineer
"I have always found Intec to be friendly and helpful.  They offer a very professional service but have a very individual style to them, making the client feel confident that the right candidates will be found."
- S.M. - HR Generalist
 I have used Intec's services in the past, I found their services very supportive and efficient, whenever I had any issues they were dealt in no time, I am looking forward to working with Intec again.
- F.I. - Wirer
 We have used Intec Recruitment for some time now.  They provides us with staff that fits in with our requirements.  They are very professional, and always helpful. Nothing is ever too much trouble. It is always a pleasure working alongside Intec, as they know our company so well.
- M.B. - HR Manager
I would like to thank you guys for your assistance in finding an ideal job for me. I had spent several months searching and applying for various jobs, but had not found anything that really fitted, you managed to come up find a vacancy that not only matched my key skills but is position I am really excited about starting.
- R.M. - Mechanical Assembly Technician
I have been using Intec Recruitment Services for my employment needs since 1989 and I have found them to be proactive and give an excellent service. I like that they are a family run business and my experience of them is that they are efficient and courteous and always do what they say they are going to do. I would highly recommend them. - V.S. - Prototype Wirer
"I would like to thank you and your staff for providing us with some first-class people over the decades.  You have always been my first call, and rarely have I needed to make a second."
- J.M. - Technical Director
Within a very short period of time Intec are able to assess and fulfil our staffing requirements time and time again with great communication throughout.
- R.F. Stores Supervisor
"Within a very short period of time Intec are able to assess and fulfil our staffing requirements time and time again with great communication throughout."
- R.F. Stores Supervisor
Job Description

Strategic Buyer

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Job Description

This is a role requiring a dynamic and energetic Buyer capable in solving the root cause of problems and delivering the solution. They shall operate in a fast paced Purchasing and Operations environment and shall be capable of being flexible in managing and prioritising a number of issues. This role is an opportunity for a Buyer to progress to a new level and they will be supported by a broad depth of experience within the Supply Chain team. The main purpose of this role is to ensure the improvement in performance of a selected number of suppliers within distinct commodity groups reaching the required levels in support of overall business objectives.

This is a strategic role, with actions driven out by operations needs and risks identified by all levels within the supply chain as a whole. The day to day running of the supply chain will be carried out by Operational Buyers. The Purchasing team are within the Supply Chain function providing production materials and services operating within an MRP environment.

·        Manage a defined range of commodities and key suppliers driving improvements to the “5 Rights” in support of the business objectives.

·        Be able to take responsibility for actions and keep hold of issues whilst delivering the solution to all root causes - not quick fixes.

·        Communicate well as part of a team

o   Understanding when to call on Strategic Sourcing support for problems.

o   Ensuring queries are resolved quickly for the tactical level

·        Identify risk within the supply chain and manage the appropriate plans to address these in line with recognised tools and standards.

·        Contribute to and lead key improvement projects related to systems and processes in use both within the department and cross-functionally.

·        Perform business and performance reviews of suppliers

·        Identify and deliver cost down initiatives, period on period.

·        Provide costs and view opportunities and alternatives providing long term lowest cost solution.

·        Support and provide a commercial interface for purchase of non-production requirements.

 

·        Customer Focus Knows and understands the needs of internal and external customers.  Are results oriented and works hard to consistently provide exceptional service.

 

·        Ethics and Values Adheres to an effective set of core values and beliefs and acts in accordance.  Rewards the right values and disapproves of others.

 

·        Problem Solving Looks beyond the obvious to find effective solutions.

 

·        Integrity and Trust Widely trusted and seen as direct and truthful.

 

·        Functional/Technical Skills Possesses the skills to be effective in the job.  Has the skill to perform the job at a high level of accomplishment.

 

·        Listening Practices active and attentive listening, able to hear others.

 

·        Action-oriented Full of energy, willing to take action.

 

·        Composure Cool under pressure, not knocked off balance by the unexpected, is a settling influence

 

·        Values Diversity Supports fair and equal treatment for all.

 

Qualifications & specialist training required:

 

Essential

·        Previous purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, Aerospace/medium batch high variety

·        Previous proven experience of managing sourcing solutions and supply chain problems within the external supply chain.

·        Commercially astute

·        Confident and professional manner in dealing with suppliers and internal customers

·        Demonstrable experience and success in previous role

·        Task performance driven and keen to progress

·        A strong individual capable of working on own initiative whilst being a good team player

·        Experienced in managing, interpreting and analysing purchasing data with strong IT skills.

·        Use of MRP system for in a manufacturing & production environment.

 

Desirable

·        Understanding and experience of export regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

·        Business/Commercial audit experience

·        Experience in a Lean manufacturing  / Supply Chain

·        MCIPS or studying towards MCIPS

·        Qualification in engineering or business discipline (ideally degree qualified) or experience in working in a technical environment.

 

Qualities

·        Tenacity

·        Energy

·        Methodical

·        Flexible

·        Attention to detail

·        Proactive and driven

 


 
Job details
Job Title: Strategic Buyer
Job Reference: LA2100
Location: Farnborough, Hampshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary / Rate: £ Negotiable
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