Engineering and manufacturing excellence is at the heart of the Peter Brotherhood business and we are now seeking to augment our core skills and ambitious growth plans through a number of key appointments.
All roles will receive a competitive starting salary, commensurate with the level of expertise you will bring, 25 days holiday, and pension and life assurance benefits. We are also happy to support you in your continuous development.
Salary range – (dependant on experience)
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Buyer/Manager for the Peter Brotherhood business.
You will be responsible for cost effective and timely delivery of products to specified technical and quality requirements for production and engineering programmes.
The successful candidate must be able to take control of a given set of commodities and will be responsible for both the operational performance of the suppliers and for interfacing with internal customers, in addition to managing the varied operational demands of supporting a successful manufacturing business. You will be an exceptional team player and possess leadership skills with a ‘hands on’ approach with an established team.
The ultimate aim is to support the business aims by optimising price, quality and delivery.
Key Tasks & Accountabilities –
Conduct contractual negotiations with suppliers to ensure that all contracts reflect a robust flow-down of our contractual terms and conditions and to minimise commercial risks
Ensure that the quality of products supplied meets appropriate quality standards
Ensure supplier on time delivery through effective negotiation
To rationalise supplier base to develop preferred sources of supply to meet the strategic business needs
Access more effective suppliers capable of supporting design initiatives and/or cost out strategies
Develop awareness of market intelligence on products, prices and processes
Maintain purchase order status with dates reflecting current demand and commitments.
Evaluate and support resolution on material quality, price, supply issues, delivery and invoice discrepancies.
Prepare reports, related to purchasing activities, for presentation to the business.
Propose and implement job related process improvements, participate in cross-functional reviews.
Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations
Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review potential cost reduction activities
Negotiate orders, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications
Compile data relating to supplier performance to enable evaluation
Understand the role of the Senior Buyer and the integration within Peter Brotherhood
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge of purchasing processes and Order placement systems
Responsibility for the updating of computerised reports regarding delivery dates and supplier performance
Experience of ERP Systems preferred
Experience of Microsoft Office suite
Lean / Six Sigma
If you believe you have the drive and energy to make a real difference and add value to our Peterborough based business, please apply directly to the HR team:
Peter Brotherhood conform to the stringent quality assurance standard ISO 9001:2015 and the environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015 as well as the Occupational Health and Safety Management System ISO 45001:2018
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