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Powertrain/Installation Commodity Buyer x 2

Laindon, Essex
£20.88 to £28.46 Per Hour
Job Type
6 Sep 2022
RLE International is working on behalf of their Essex based Automotive Client, who are currently looking for a Powertrain/Installation Commodity Buyer to support and join their expanding team Our client offers a wide range of unique opportunities available to suit some of the best people and brightest minds in the automotive industry. We are positioned to become the most desirable Asian brand in Europe, and we need your help to get there. Position Description: Powertrain/Installation Commodity Buyer x 2 Rate: £20.88 (via Umbrella) increasing to £28.46 after 13 weeks under AWR s Agency Worker Regulations. A great opportunity to work in commodity purchase with a supply base facing unprecedented levels of change with the move from internal combustion engines to EV/AV. Sourcing. Develop sourcing strategies looking at the transition from ICE to BEV to leverage best value outcomes for the business in value, quality, efficiency and capability with a financially stable & optimal supply base. Perform benchmarking activities such as market tests to create/maintain a world-class supply base and follow sourcing processes. Complete sourcing documentation in line with program timing & cost targets. Place production purchase / tool orders in line with purchasing procedure. Ensure suppliers have sufficient installed capacity to support the customers volumes Quality. Monitor supplier quality performance versus customer expectation (working with Supplier Technical Assistance) Cost. Drive supplier performance to deliver non-design / design annual part cost reduction targets. Lead cost recovery actions (e.g. warranty claims, supplier overpayments etc.) Manage Cost & Design Targets with cross functional team. Work with Cost Estimating to identify commercial opportunities based on supplier part cost breakdowns and Optimal Cost Estimates (OCEs) Handle Raw Material negotiations & support distressed supplier management Skills Required: Strong business and commercial acumen and excellent written and verbal abilities Demonstrable understanding of current challenges facing the automotive industry and the role of purchasing to support the business Excellent negotiation skills to drive cost reduction and protect supply Outstanding interpersonal skills including relationship building Experience of working in cross functional teams Excellent numerical and analytical data skills Fully competent with Microsoft Office Tools An ability to present competently An ability to travel on company business as required Strong organizational and project management skills; self-starter Experience Required: Minimum 3 years experience required within a Purchasing setting, preferably automotive. Education Required: Degree qualified or equivalent experience required Additional Information: Inside IR35/HYBRID 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 NO AGENCY CALLING
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  • Job Reference: 705458777-2
  • Date Posted: 6 September 2022
  • Recruiter: RLE International
    RLE International
  • Location: Laindon, Essex
  • Salary: £20.88 to £28.46 Per Hour
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Contract