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Job Title: Buyer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Industry:
Salary: £25 - £30 per hour + LTD Company
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1811-32_1543829802
Contact Name: Ashley Henson MIRP
Contact Email: ashley.henson@sitecgroup.com
Job Published: December 03, 2018 09:36

Job Description

Sitec has a requirement for a Buyer to join our clients team based in Shrewsbury. This is a contract position for 12 months initially. The pay rate on offer is between £25-30 p/hr LTD Company


OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE
There is an exciting opportunity for a buyer to join our Caterpillar Defence site at Shrewsbury to manage a supply portfolio of parts required to support the delivery of procurement excellence and integration between Energy & Transportation Purchasing and the facility.

As a Buyer you will provide purchasing solutions expertise and deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock. The role will demonstrate leadership in implementing cost reduction projects and inventory and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Buyer will be responsible for providing purchasing solutions expertise using Quality, Cost, Logistics, Development, Management (QCLDM) to deliver maximum value in developing, communicating, and/or implementing a local or regional sourcing strategy for a specific Caterpillar business unit.

* Providing strategic guidance (understand the current supplier base, evaluating strategic options, deciding a course of action, and beginning implementations).
* Team leadership (guiding decisions on sourcing, logistics, and resource management, as well as continuous process improvement and team-member mentorship).
* Maintaining and building quality supplier relationships (developing mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers throughout the organization).
* Managing policies, agreements, source catalos, and special purchasing programs.
* Supporting specific Product line(s) New Product Introduction (NPI) programs. The liaison with the corresponding Category/Platform based Buyers.


EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
* The Buyer should exercise independent judgment with direction from supervisor.
* Intelligent problem-solving & customer support solutions (determining how to best satisfy Critical Customer Requirements while sustaining competitive advantage).
* Education/Experience - An undergraduate degree from a college or university (or equivalent) or equivalent experience.
* Experience leading projects as well as teams, suppliers, & customers to effective solutions. Skills and Competencies: Willingness to travel up to 50-75% of work time as needed.
* Fluency (able to speak, read, write, and comprehend fluently) in English.
* Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal, analytical, leadership, and project management skills to develop close working relationships with others both inside and outside Caterpillar - preferred.

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.

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