Senior Buyer - Commercial

Futuregen Recruitment Solutions Limited
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
17 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The client

As one of the most recognised brands in the world, our client strives to design and build outstanding products built to stand the test of time and to outshine the competition in regards to quality. Safety, comfort and endurance.

We are currently looking to expand the engineering capability and bring in a Senior Buyer - Commercial

Main focus of the role

The Senior Buyer - Commercial will report directly to the Purchasing Manager the person is responsible for directly managing all commercial activity within the BU and within the group for the Lead Buy responsibilities.


The main responsibilities of the Senior Buyer - Commercial include:
  • Early Supplier Engagement - ensure adherence to the Early Supplier Engagement SOP to engage suppliers and ensure parts are designed to cost and designed for manufacture
  • To engage with Engineering in order to ensure that drawing release plans are achieved
  • To ensure that ECN's are closed in line with the expectations of the business
  • To track unapproved parts and create recovery plans to mitigate potential risk
  • To work in conjunction with Advanced and Business Unit Engineering to deliver the cost targets and delivery of these throughout the NPI process
  • To negotiate and close out supplier warranty agreements
  • Carry out the required process for ensuring new suppliers meet group minimum requirements i.e. the application of group supplier assessment, financial health check, relevant TS or ISO quality standard, etc.
  • As well as compiling a budget for suppliers that sit within their regional responsibility the buyer will be responsible for compiling and delivering an annual budget for the Lead Buy areas, and support the execution of the global elements of the budget
  • To negotiate and agree that appropriate targets and commercial agreements are in place to support Lean Workshops
  • To promote VA/VE activity within the supply base and support the implementation of approved projects
  • To focus on Cost Management and improved levels of transparency (Quotation Analysis Forms) to leverage costs
  • To negotiate preferred payment terms with supplier in line with agreed objectives
  • To negotiate and agree Long Term Agreements with 'Key' suppliers where agreed with the PM
  • To act on alerts created from the continuous risk assessment process and to ensure Business Continuity plans are in place with appropriate suppliers
  • Negotiate with suppliers their agreement to JCB policy for Corporate Social Responsibility.(Achilles or equivalent)
  • Negotiate with suppliers within the category to agree to the Supplier Code of Conduct
  • To ensure that relevant category strategies are supported and communicated within the appropriate BU
  • To ensure that the needs of the business within the region are effectively communicated to the team and ensure those needs are incorporated within the relevant strategies
  • To provide support to other team member's individual progression by helping with their Development Plans
  • The person will at times deputise for the Purchase Manager (e.g. support with management of buying staff, attending Management Meetings etc.)
  • The role will be responsible for directly managing a team of Buyers
  • To prepare the monthly CMR

Required Experience & qualifications

As Senior Buyer - Commercial you will be educated to degree level and MCIPS qualified. You will have proven experience purchasing in a Manufacturing Environment. You will have detailed understanding of purchasing tools and processes including:
  • Category Management
  • Budget Planning and Reporting
  • Supplier Contracts
  • Project Management
  • Practical Problem Solving
  • Advanced Negotiation Techniques
  • Inventory Management Understanding

As Senior Buyer - Commercial you will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. You will have a customer focused approach and have great attention to detail.

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