Program Control Buyer

after 13 weeks increased to GBP29.59
13 Jul 2021
10 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a Program Control Buyer for rolling contract based in Dunton, Essex

The successful candidate will be the face of Purchasing into the PD organisation and wider Ford team. You will facilitate the European localisation of the eTransAxle by supporting the PD and commodity purchasing team through the localisation program gateways . Based at the Dunton office, you will be required to form positive and effective working relationships with both Internal and External Partners, manage numerous work streams simultaneously and have a proven ability to deliver to deadlines to ensure our Customers needs are met.

Skills Required:

Create a matched pair with Material Cost Purchasing counterparts to manage day to day activities and liaisons with Commodity team and be the point of contact into the Program teams. Communication of key program information (timing, volume, etc.) to Commodity teams Purchasing representation at key Program meetings, being the voice of the Purchasing team and the supply base implications. Support on-time Program delivery through delivering Purchasing deliverables in line with Ford program timing Support all sourcing activities including requests for quotation (RFQ), onboarding of suppliers, sourcing agreements, transport and logistics and Purchase and Tool order status. Support ongoing cost reduction / efficiency workstreams Collate, analyse and report of key program metrics related to sourcing status ?? Facilitate resolution of open issues Support additional Special Projects as required Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with cross functional internal partners and customers

Experience Required:

Demonstrable understanding of current challenges facing the automotive industry and the role of Purchasing to support the business

A minimum of 3 years's experience within a Purchasing / Buying role

Strong business acumen and excellent written and verbal abilities

Proven experience in negotiating with both external Suppliers and internal Customers.

Proven experience of presenting to Senior Management

Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with Internal and External Partners / Suppliers

Ability to work in a team, experience of working in cross functional teams is beneficial

Self-starter with a can-do attitude and able to work independently with little management support

Excellent numerical and analytical skills

Fully competent with Microsoft Office Tools

An ability to travel on company business as required

Education is important to us; ideally, you'll have a Degree or equivalent in hand, but if that's not the case (and you have experience/ skills you feel are relevant and beneficial to the role) we're interested to hear from you.

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