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Senior Technical Buyer

£40000 - £45000 + Benefits inc Relocation Assistance

Job Description

Senior Technical Buyer


"Your Chance to Overhaul and Improve Our Client's Machined Components Supply Chain"


C£45000 Benefits including Relocation Assistance


Dorset - Relocation Assistance Available



Are you an experienced technical buyer with a drive for continuous improvement and a background in engineering? Do you have the skills and experience to navigate the challenges of purchasing machined components for highly regulated industries? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you to make a tangible difference in our client's success.


The company operates in the oil and gas sector, supplying customers worldwide. They are currently looking for a highly motivated Senior Technical Buyer to join the growing team. This is a brand-new role, and as such, you will have the unique opportunity to shape their purchasing processes and develop a supply chain to help them achieve new levels of efficiency. Their order book is bulging, and they must expand their supplier base to cope with future demand.


Key responsibilities include:


* Creating a robust RFQ system to avoid unexpected costs arising.

* Order placement ensuring all items align with specifications, quality standards, delivery requirements, and costs.

* Conducting supplier audits to provide the highest level of compliance.

* Identifying and developing new suppliers based on capability, quality, lead time, and price.

* Engaging in technical discussions with suppliers, covering various aspects such as materials, processes, dimensions, tolerances, finishes, and more.

* Evaluating supplier performance based on on-time delivery, quality, price, and other key metrics, while publishing insightful KPI data.

* Investigating NCR issues with the quality team to determine root causes and implementing corrective actions.

* Potential to investigate low-cost country sourcing and develop an international supply chain.


About You


The ideal candidates for this role will be able to demonstrate:

* A strong engineering background, ideally in mechanical or manufacturing engineering.

* Proven experience purchasing machined components for highly regulated industries, such as oil and gas, aerospace, or automotive.

* A solid understanding of quality assurance and regulatory compliance.

* Excellent interpersonal skills to work closely with engineers and suppliers, seamlessly blending technical expertise with commercial acumen.

* A proven track record of achieving cost savings, efficiency improvements, and supplier performance enhancements.

* Experience in international supplier management and global sourcing strategies.


What's in It for You?


* A competitive salary and benefits package.

* Relocation assistance to the beautiful county of Dorset.

* The chance to grow and progress within a forward-thinking organisation.

* The opportunity to make a real difference in shaping the future of their supply chain operations.

* The satisfaction of contributing to the success of a company that values innovation and excellence.

* A collaborative and supportive company culture that inspires teamwork and promotes continuous development.


If you're excited about the prospect of joining their team and taking on the challenge of the Senior Technical Buyer role, don't hesitate - apply today!