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Mission 4 Recruitment
37000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Specialist Area
Banking, Finance and Insurance
Contract Type
Full Time

3PL Senior Buyer

My client is an established and growing global organisation that works within the electronics distribution sector working with clients within the Defence, Aerospace, Automotive and Medical sectors. Employing nearly 200 people worldwide and with a turnover of GBP200million, this is truly an exciting time to be part of this dynamic company.

They are at the forefront of quality and service-driven component distribution, setting the standards now and anticipating future trends to ensure their services are aligned to our customers business.

My client is a well-known leading provider of comprehensive supply-chain solutions with a 20-year history in the industry. Catering to an array of blue-chip companies across multiple sectors, they are recognised as a pivotal one-stop solution.

As a Buyer, you will be a key member of a dynamic team within the business, working closely with the 3PL Supply Chain Manager. Your primary responsibility will include the effective management and execution of procurement processes encompassing materials, PCBs and sub-contracted services. This role demands a focus on optimising cost, quality, and service delivery standards to our customers.

You will be instrumental in delivering added value through strategic sourcing, leveraging your expertise in electronic components, understanding of supply-chain networks and innovating procurement processes while managing risks effectively.

In collaboration with the 3PL Project Managers, your role will extend to working on strategic accounts, where you will delve into understanding customer needs, managing their supply chain, and proposing value-added solutions to establish long-term partnerships.

This role involves managing the end-to-end procurement activity from the RFQ stage to order placement, including:

  • Conducting cost analysis of the Bill of Materials (BoM)
  • Utilising risk management tools e.g. Z2Data to assess obsolescence and find alternative component solutions.
  • Provide cost-effective procurement strategies.

Regular engagement with suppliers to negotiate and collaborate on optimal supply-chain solutions is a critical aspect of this role. You will ensure continuity of supply while effectively reducing the total cost of ownership and associated risks.

Internal relationships are integral across all departments, you will be expected to liaise with the global sourcing team to identify opportunities for improved Purchase Price Variance (PPV), address obsolescence issues and manage part shortages.

Likewise, collaboration with the franchised product and technology team is required to deliver design-registered pricing for around 100 product lines from the linecard, providing both technical and alternative solutions to existing and emerging component challenges and opportunities.

Opportunity and Development

This role represents an exceptional opportunity for an experienced buyer to join a rapidly evolving company in the defence and aerospace sector. The selected candidate will be at the forefront of shaping the future of 3PL, playing a crucial role in the growth and evolution of our procurement strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

Deliver projects to the 5 rights of procurement within the scope of the contract.

Improved GP for project profitability and against quarterly targets

Stock Control procuring to lean inventory.

Contractual customer KPI s.

Cost reductions

Supplier and customer risk management

Project compliance management

Essential Functions:

Minimise risk to continuity of supply by assessing BoM risk.

Continuously gather, analyse, interpret, and act upon market intelligence.

Work with suppliers and influence internal stakeholders.

Contribute to the innovation strategy as technology, markets, and business needs change.

Manage multiple projects, often complex and simultaneously.

Strong business system capability (INFOR, Microsoft BI, CalcuQuote, Excel and Z2Data)

Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

Data driven with a desire for accuracy and efficiency.

Perks and Benefits!

  • Onsite Gym
  • 22 days holiday - Plus bank holidays. Plus Xmas shutdown
  • Perk Box
  • Virtual Care GP Service
  • Pension

Hours of work 8.30 5pm

Please note this is an office based role

Despite our best efforts it is not always possible to respond to every application individually due to the high volume of responses we receive on each vacancy

Only candidates who are short listed will be contacted for this particular role and if you have not heard from us within 7 days please assume that you have not be successful. However, we will keep your details on our database, and will contact you when other suitable positions come in.

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