Program Buyer

22.89 - 29.59 GBP Hourly + Umbrella Company Rate
22 Jul 2021
19 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
RLE International is working on behalf of their Essex based Automotive OEM Client, whom are currently looking for a Program Buyer to join their expanding team within Purchasing.
Our client offers a wide range of unique opportunities available to suit some of the best people and brightest minds in the automotive industry.
So, if you're looking for a key role in shaping the future of the car industry, they have the stage and the tools necessary for you to make it happen.
Program Buyer
Program Buyer As the eTransAxle Program Control Buyer, you will be the face of Purchasing into the PD organisation. You will facilitate the European localisation of the eTransAxle by supporting the PD and commodity purchasing team through the localisation program gateways. You will be required to form positive and effective working relationships with both Internal and External Partners, manage numerous workstreams 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 a client's 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 / Skills Required:
Demonstrable understanding of current challenges facing the automotive industry and the role of Purchasing to support the business.
A minimum of 3 years' 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' attituded and able to work independently with little management support.
Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
Proven ability to manage delivery to fixed deadlines and manage multiple deliverables simultaneously.
Process driven, able to produce high quality and accurate work.
Fully competent with Microsoft Office Tools.
An ability to travel on company business as required.
Experience Preferred:
The 'nice to haves': We don't expect candidates to have all of these but please mention the ones that you do; Experience in using procurement software; Experience of Best Cost efficiency tools would be desirable.
Education Preferred:
Education is important to us; ideally, you will have a Degree or equivalent in hand, but if that is not the case (and you have experience/ skills you feel are relevant and beneficial to the role) we're interested to hear from you.
Additional Information:
Hybrid work (working from home & office)
Free on-site parking
Subsidised Canteen & Sandwich Bar facility
Costa Coffee Area
Cashpoint facility
Hours: 37.5 pw
Rate: GBP22.89 per hour umbrella company rate - Increasing under Agency Working Regulations after an initial 12 weeks in the position to GBP29.59 Umbrella
This role is deemed Inside IR35
If you have any of the above knowledge and experience, and are interested in hearing more about the opportunities, please apply now.
*Please note: Due to the high level of applicants, only successful candidates will be contacted*
Eligibility: Due to working on behalf of our Client, unfortunately if you require sponsorship for a visa to work in the UK your application will be automatically declined. These are long term rolling contracts.

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