eco buyer in coventry

08 January 2019
chris fine, randstad cpe
job type
£ 30,000 - £ 35,000 per year
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coventry, west midlands
sub specialism
Research and Development
job type
working hours
£ 30,000 - £ 35,000 per year
reference number
chris fine, randstad cpe
01489 560 124
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job description

ECO Buyer required on a contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Do you have a background strategically sourcing and procuring components and systems? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced manufacturing environment? If you are seeking an exciting challenge then this is the role for you!

As the ECO Buyer you will support the company ECO process and indirect spend category; notably managing the engineering change process within the purchasing function, and supporting the wider business environment reference managing New Product Introduction programs and other major projects within the area.

Working with the broader purchasing team, and organisation to ensure actions and requirements are communicated effectively departmentally and interdepartmentally, and in a timely manner to ensure that the company is successful in product development and special project launch. You will also manage the administration function with the Purchasing team related to Indirect spend category to ensure supplier accounts are maintained and service levels are achieved in line with internal customer expectations.

Through the supply chain function you will identify and manage its supplier base both from a strategic and operational support perspective to drive best value in terms of cost, quality and service from suppliers throughout the life cycle of each product.

Key responsibilities:

* To manage the Engineering Change (ECO) process, ensuring that engineering changes when received are distributed and actioned in a timely manner within the team, and feedback provided to the wider organisation.
* Evaluating and the implementation of standard engineering changes relating to existing parts are the responsibility of the ECO Buyer; working in conjunction with existing supply chains and the responsible Senior Buyer to ensure the optimisation of service levels and procurement parameter's (cost, moq, pack size lead time etc), utilising a total Cost of Ownership approach.
* Managing the review and closure of non-standard engineering changes within the procurement team; where new parts are introduced identifying requirements to the responsible Senior Buyer, supporting / driving the timely closure of the engineering change and ensuring business wide communication.
* Develop current ECO reporting structure to ensure transparent reporting of milestone events within the department to ensure timely completion of ECO's and the early highlighting of potential concerns.
* Utilise the opportunity provided by working with the team cross functionally to develop technical procurement skills including manufacturing methodologies etc.
* Setting up of part numbers on TMS to ensure timely handover to the Logistics team for new part number introduction, negotiating and changing system prices where applicable.
* Ensure bridge stock is implemented to cover initial lead time.
* Ensure any related invoice queries are closed within 3 days of receipt.
* Data integrity - support the business data integrity reporting requirements.
* Supplier performance management - ensure that where samples are ordered delivery dates, product quality, and cost etc is managed effectively.
* Challenge and mitigate/negate cost increases related to ECO changes where possible.
* Working with Design Engineers to understand ECO's and associated drawings for effective communication to the wider team.
* Represent the Purchasing team and feedback actions reference weekly ECO/ECR meetings
* Manage day to day indirect spend category i.e. ordering of product and services, negotiating cost reductions and ensuring service levels are optimised.

Experience required:

* Previous proven experience within a logistics/purchasing arena.
* Previous experience of purchasing within an engineering/ manufacturing environment
* Previous responsibility for appropriate budgets/supplier relationships
* Previous Experience is essential
* Previous responsibility for appropriate budgets/supplier relationships
* Experience in global sourcing
* Excellent communication skills
* Proven record of cost reductions
* Understanding of lean manufacturing, JIT and KanBan
* Understand Purchasing Contractual Law
* Ability to control and improve cost of materials whilst maintaining integrity
* Negotiation and Project Management Skills
* Good PC Skills and the use of Microsoft Excel/ Power Point
* Honesty and integrity
* Desire to improve and achieve
* Team player
* Organized and able to meet deadlines.
* Driven and Focused.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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