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Job Title: Buyer

Location: Peterborough based, although travel may be required

Position this role reports to: Procurement Lead

Job Grade: 12 (Indicative)

Job Purpose:

To procure raw materials and components to meet the manufacturing schedule and to the correct quality.

To reduce costs and continuously improve service from Baker Perkins’ supply chain whilst providing exemplary customer service. 

To support the Purchasing Manager in the performance of their role.

Qualifications:

An engineering qualification would be advantageous

Main Duties:

  • To purchase raw materials and components to achieve the production schedule and overall objectives of the company.
  • To ensure purchased parts are to optimum value, required quality and delivered on time; to develop and communicate appropriate plans to achieve these objectives.
  • To be responsible for identifying potential savings and implementing continuous cost reduction initiatives.
  • To monitor allocated suppliers, ensuring corrective action as needed.  To plan, hold and report on regular supplier meetings, visiting suppliers when necessary in the UK and elsewhere. Engage in regular benchmarking exercises across the commodity groups.
  • To ensure that Purchasing take the lead on behalf of Baker Perkins in all aspects of the supplier relationship, ensuring KPI’s are interrogated, presented & improved where they don’t meet business targets
  • To take an overview of the raw materials process and MRO distribution component spend, guiding junior members of the team in order to meet the company objectives.
  • To liaise with key stakeholders Business Scheduling Manager, Technical and Production Engineering departments to implement improvements in part/supplier consolidation/identify areas of risk/unit cost and economical unit of measure.
  • To develop suppliers in terms of value engineering activities/part identification/invoice process
  • To manage agreed SLA with suppliers and develop the use of Purchase Order schedules to reduce the administration content of the MRO spend and ensure adherence
  • Insitgate cost saving initiatives with vendors and clearly demonstrate strategy and adherence
  •  Drive and be a role model for the company values & behaviours.
  •  To be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures, in   respect of self and others.
  • To be aware of and follow all company Health & Safety policies and procedures including feeding back any H&S information to management.
  • Be aware of and demonstrate the company values and behaviours.

Profile:

  • A good understanding of the purchasing lifecycle for castings and other raw materials, MRO distribution type items.
  • An understanding of the procurement process in a make-to-order environment; commercially “savvy”.
  • CIPS qualification preferred, but not essential.
  • Knowledge & woked with  manufacturing MRP/ERP Systems
  • Well organized with good time management skills; able to prioritise.
  • An understanding of manufacturing schedules and management of the procurement function to achieve the schedule.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to take the lead on issues where appropriate.
  • Flexibility to travel within the UK, Europe and other areas of the world.
  • Ability to identify and exploit opportunities, initiate value engineering and resource activities.
  • Strong analytical and presentational skills, with ability to use own initiative to seek answers to engineering-related questions and problems.
  • Flexible and able to work quickly and effectively under direction.
  • Strong computer skills with a good knowledge of Microsoft Office.

Travel Activity:

Approx 10%Travel

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing with CV and covering letter to the HR Department, Baker Perkins Ltd, Manor Drive, Paston Parkway, Peterborough, PE4 7AP (email [email protected]).

Internal applicants: Please inform your line manager of your application

Baker Perkins is an Equal Opportunities Employer