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  • Reference IP30933-AW-DT
  • Salary £28,000 - £30,000
  • Location Cardiff
  • Job type Permanent

An experienced Buyer is required for a world renowned global manufacturer in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.


Develop close working relationship with other key functions (Production, R&D) in the company to commercially lead negotiations for key projects with strategic supplier. Ensure a high level of cross communication to ensure a coordinated approach to negotiations and projects/initiatives
Develop supplier network to ensure key proposals are reviewed locally and globally to meet price, Quality, security of supply goals
Manage strategic supplier relationships to drive annual cost reduction activities while maintaining Quality and security of supply.
Lead Strategic negotiations to purchase goods fit for purpose based on:
Parts supplied confirming official drawings and material specifications provided by PMUK;
Liaising with the Q.C./Production /R&D and Supplier to maintain agreed quality levels;
Confirming that standards set by Regulatory Bodies ISO and BEAB are adhered to by suppliers;
Policing of European Legislation - REACH, ROHS AND WEE directives.
Cost analysis, commodity tracking and strategic planning
Monitor and evaluate material pricing based on external independent sources.
Bench mark of existing suppliers based on new projects and introduction of new suppliers’.
Ensure that the supplier base adheres to all criteria set down in the supplier contract.
Assist, build and discuss KPI’s performance with strategic supplier
Provide reports on key events, maintain agreed action plans, progress PDR objectives, drive and report cost savings, record, measure and improve performance of key suppliers and provide to key stakeholders

Skills and experience required:

Ability to think strategically and make decision independently.
Experience of managing multiple simultaneous projects
CIPS qualification would be desirable.

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