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Supply Chain Buyer

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    Supply Chain

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    £20.50 - 27.00 per hour

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    Kym Herring

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    about 1 month ago

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Supply Chain Buyer - Desford - Initial 12 Month Contract

Up to £20.50 per hour PAYE / Up to £27.00 per hour via an umbrella company

We’re looking for a Supply Chain Buyer with excellent supply chain awareness, to provide supply network solutions expertise, using Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) to deliver maximum value. 

This is an initial 12-month contract with PAYE or umbrella rates available. Most of the time it’s working from home – however for the first 6-8 weeks you will be expected to be in site for training. As a global manufacturer there are many Covid safety measures in place on site.

What will the Supply Chain Buyer do?

  • Serve as the primary contact to the supply base for global/regional initiatives, including filling the functional seat for commercial discussions/negotiations with suppliers.
  • Support development and execution of global category strategies, and drives performance excellence in Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, and Management (QCLDM) through direct leverage with the supply base partnering with Supplier Development Professional (SDP) personnel and Product/Facility Procurement organizations.
  • Provide leadership for strategic sourcing -qualified supply network, business continuity, supplier risk management – capacity & financial, logistics, contract management, supplier commercial negotiations, cost/spend management – TCA assurance, supplier on boarding/off boarding, lead/response time optimization and resource management decisions.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and purchasing new product introduction activities within Purchasing.
  • Collaborate with Supplier Development Engineers, to ensure continuous improvement in QCLDM with key suppliers.
  • This position may require frequent travel

What skills and experience will the Supply Chain Buyer need?

  • Undergraduate degree from a college or university – or equivalent experience
  • ‎A minimum of two years of progressively responsible job-related experience - purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, and/or engineering.
  • 6 Sigma will be required and may be attained by Black Belt, Green Belt, Project Sponsor, or other 6 Sigma related training programs.
  • Strong knowledge of the product, NPI, Facility, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Category Strategies.‎
  • ‎Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management preferred, e.g.; Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified in Production and Inventory management (CPIM) and Certified in Integration Resource Management (CIRM), or comparable international certification.

To apply, please submit a copy of your up to date CV clearly indicating your relevant experience. Applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK and evidence of eligibility will be required. Suitable candidates will be contacted.

The above represents a summary of the contract assignment.  A full description of this contract assignment is available. A full explanation of this rate and all deductions will be explained in a key information document (KID) supplied to registered candidates.