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    Project Buyer

    In this position you will be leading resourcing projects of engine components, working with suppliers and cross functional team leads to ensure new parts meet cost, quality and time requirements of the business.

    As part of a broader Project team you will be responsible for leading a range of resourcing projects. The role will be the point of contact for all functional team leads and suppliers. And you will be ensuring all project activities are delivered on time to meet engine production requirements.

    This position will be managing each project under their responsibility end to end from RFQ launch through to the delivery of components into production.

    Duties to include:

    • Lead resource projects.
    • Produce project plans and weekly reports to the Project Procurement Manager.
    • Leading project meetings with suppliers and cross functional team leads.
    • Issue meeting minutes and manage actions to completion.
    • Document and manage project Risks and Issues, whilst communicating successes.
    • Process Tooling estimates through the approvals process and ensure purchase orders are issued.
    • Manage new engineering samples from the supplier into our factories for validation.
    • Manage new projects in accordance with our APQP process.
    • Work with cross functional teams' to ensure projects stay on plan.
    • Carry out RFQ work as required.
    • Produce cost benefit analysis and sourcing recommendations.
    • Produce business cases for business approval of RFQ recommendations.
    • Support sourcing strategy development and implementation.

    Requirements:

    • Strong background in purchasing and procurement e.g Buyer
    • Ideally have Manufacturing experience.
    • Demonstrable Project skills e.g. 6 Sigma, Prince 2.
    • Good stakeholder management and networking skills.
    • Good communications skills both written and verbal.
    • Good computer skills - able to produce presentations, project plan and excel analysis.
    • Knowledge of APQP would be advantageous.
    • MCIPS qualification would be advantageous.

    Location: any Caterpillar site - Peterborough/Peterlee preferred

    6 month contract: site based until fully trained, will then be hybrid.

    PAYE £25.95

    PAYE RU: £29.72

    Umbrella: £35.24

    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.

    Project Buyer

    In this position you will be leading resourcing projects of engine components, working with suppliers and cross functional team leads to ensure new parts meet cost, quality and time requirements of the business.

    As part of a broader Project team you will be responsible for leading a range of resourcing projects. The role will be the point of contact for all functional team leads and suppliers. And you will be ensuring all project activities are delivered on time to meet engine production requirements.

    This position will be managing each project under their responsibility end to end from RFQ launch through to the delivery of components into production.

    Duties to include:

    • Lead resource projects.
    • Produce project plans and weekly reports to the Project Procurement Manager.
    • Leading project meetings with suppliers and cross functional team leads.
    • Issue meeting minutes and manage actions to completion.
    • Document and manage project Risks and Issues, whilst communicating successes.
    • Process Tooling estimates through the approvals process and ensure purchase orders are issued.
    • Manage new engineering samples from the supplier into our factories for validation.
    • Manage new projects in accordance with our APQP process.
    • Work with cross functional teams' to ensure projects stay on plan.
    • Carry out RFQ work as required.
    • Produce cost benefit analysis and sourcing recommendations.
    • Produce business cases for business approval of RFQ recommendations.
    • Support sourcing strategy development and implementation.

    Requirements:

    • Strong background in purchasing and procurement e.g Buyer
    • Ideally have Manufacturing experience.
    • Demonstrable Project skills e.g. 6 Sigma, Prince 2.
    • Good stakeholder management and networking skills.
    • Good communications skills both written and verbal.
    • Good computer skills - able to produce presentations, project plan and excel analysis.
    • Knowledge of APQP would be advantageous.
    • MCIPS qualification would be advantageous.

    Location: any Caterpillar site - Peterborough/Peterlee preferred

    6 month contract: site based until fully trained, will then be hybrid.

    PAYE £25.95

    PAYE RU: £29.72

    Umbrella: £35.24

    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.