Supply Chain Buyer
Eaton
Bognor Regis West Sussex, GB
5d ago

PRIMARY FUNCTION :

Provide day-to-day management of site Supply Chain and Procurement activities. Work with the local and global teams to identify, develop, plan and program manage Supply Chain improvement programs inclusive of sourcing, supplier reductions, cost out and operational performance.

To perform all tactical and strategic site purchasing activities. To support the team such that it is engaged and accountable for ownership of customer solutions and has a passion for exceeding customer and employee expectations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Co-ordination of all tactical and strategic site purchasing activities to drive the business wide material procurement activity whilst identifying and implementing strategic purchasing initiatives
  • Participate Production Meeting’s, maintain and report site wide performance to drive increased customer satisfaction through performance
  • Maintain and drive key supplier metrics and service level initiatives to improve customer satisfaction Metrics to include (but not limited to) Supplier OTD, CRSD, Cost Out, Inventory, DOH etc
  • Maintenance of customer forecasts. To liaise with sales teams to understand customer forecasts, to align MRP to ensure manufacturing and Supply Chain capability meets customer expectations
  • Develop and implement lean process improvements. Working with the site SCM engaging with corporate global supply chain and engineering teams, support implementation of sourcing strategies for the site, ensuring they are linked to Global Strategies
  • Drive site Cost Out’ initiatives. Identify and drive material cost savings through improved negotiation or re-sourcing, supporting reporting process.
  • Working in conjunction with Applications Engineering to provide support during product development and NPI processes. Support to include providing preferred supplier information, market pricing and technology awareness.
  • In conjunction with Quality Engineer to develop key suppliers through the use of such tools as Supplier PIP, Vendor assessment & Supplier BSC
  • Inventory management ownership activities and to target suppliers to minimize site stock holding through such initiatives to include review of open order book to include (but not limited to) the cancellation or re-scheduling of orders and to target key suppliers for potential consignment stocking or VMI programs
  • Deliver departmental objectives to achieve site goals
  • Support operational performance of Supply Chain process and procedures
  • Support cover cross departmental resources in their absence or as advised
  • Qualifications

    SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE :

  • Degree / HNC Business / Purchasing / Engineering.
  • CIPS (beneficial but not essential)
  • Minimum of 3 years of procurement experience (required at the similar position)
  • Negotiation skills
  • Contract management (beneficial)
  • Material management knowledge
  • Strong organizational and influencing capabilities
  • 1st Class communication and presentation skills
  • Highly PC literate
  • MRP, JIT, KanBan, EDI
  • Transport / distribution knowledge
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