Strategic/ NPI buyer

Flagship Management Published: February 13, 2018
UK, United Kingdom
Job Type


This is an excellent opportunity to work with our client, an innovative engine manufacturer based in the UK.

Responsibilities and Duties
To identify suppliers, negotiate and place all project purchase orders, ensuring delivery promises are maintained by suppliers.
Supplier contract implementation.
Be involved with SQA to manage the supplier selection process.
Work with DFM to obtain ‘best cost’ for all development parts.
To expedite orders in accordance with purchase order requirements.
Issue out NDA’s and maintain the NDA register.
Maintain the programme BoM’s with purchasing information to ensure all parts being dealt with in a timely manner; drive in conjunction with engineering the drawing release process with dates to maintain project timings.
Work with the programme team (Engineering, Quality, DFM) to communicate & improve as required delivery dates for project phases.
Maintains and promote sound relationships with suppliers and the business community.
Deal with supplier enquires and acknowledgments.
Create and maintain mutually beneficial long-term partnerships with suppliers to foster feedback and continuous improvement.
Manage suppliers, cost, quality, and delivery performance.

Skills and Experience
A minimum of 5 years' procurement experience
CIPS qualified or part qualified
Automotive Quality Process experience – APQP/PPAP
Project Procurement & NPI experience
Basic engine/engineering knowledge
Ability to read engineering drawings
Manufacturing experience & awareness
Cross-functional business team environment experience preferred
Proven ability to self-manage & deliver on time to budget
Excellent Inter-personal skills to build relationship internally & externally
Excellent negotiation skills
Reliable & Flexible in their approach
Sage 300/Epicor ERP would advantageous
Ability to Travel – mainly UK & Europe

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