Senior Buyer

Coleshill,United Kingdom,United Kingdom
21 Nov 2016
18 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
ABB are recruiting for a Senior Buyer who will lead a team of Purchasing/Planners driving for Total Cost Improvement including Networking Capital (NWC)/ Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI whilst ensuring continued world class customer service.

• Leading a team
• Understand full cost breakdown of top 80% spend by supplier
• Broad commodity knowledge on all key directs spends at Coleshill
• Initiate Kan Ban agreements with top suppliers agreeing manufacturing batch size, min max etc
• Full understanding of site liabilities from a purchase perspective in terms of cost
• Develop a close working relationship with Coleshill management team to deliver on cost, quality and service from supply base
• Maintain close working with ABB EMEA purchasing group to ensure full alignment with ABB commodity strategy
• Represent purchasing on all new product developments at stage 0
• Maintain all site specific non-disclosure agreements and supplier contracts
• Arrange supplier technical meetings, lead value engineering initiatives, lead all supplier issues
• Ensure payment terms are optimized and aligned with other business units
• Lead supplier development, manage supplier relationship specific to Coleshill
• Work with quality to develop score card and focus on service levels
• Full ownership of MP&S maintenance/idea tracking sheet

• CIPS qualified
• Minimum of 5 years' experience working within a manufacturing purchasing role
• Working knowledge of Lean, especially Kan Ban
• Experience of sourcing in India and China
• Experience of working within cross functional teams
• Experience of working within target driven environments
• Ability to work to strict timelines