Buyer NPI

Thame
£25,000pa - £30,000pa

Job Purpose:
A position has become available for a NPI Buyer within a rapidly growing Global Organisation.  As Buyer you will be required to support the business in maintaining adequate levels of materials to support sales and manufacturing demand at the best price and service level obtainable, in accordance with MRP demand and in accordance with all documented procedures and best practice
To be successful in this role as NPI Buyer you must have excellent organisational skills, coupled with the ability to balance short term priorities with the long-term expectations you must be able to analyse data and execute based on that analysis.  Key objectives will be achieving/improving/exceeding targeted deadlines for new product introduction. The management of new and existing suppliers will play a major part in this role. As Buyer you will need to be able to operate within a supply and demand environment within a global supply chain.
You will have a minimum of 3 years current experience in a purchasing role with NPD/NPI and a level of CIPS qualification and able to utilise ERP systems and managed MRP outputs. 
 
Main Tasks and Responsibilities:
 

  • To be the main link between the Design, Manufacturing Engineering, Supplier Quality and the Supply chain team
  • Update essential system planning data for NPI to ensure our system is effectively planning future requirements
  • Plan and execute procurement of raw materials from global suppliers
  • Help the identification, development, and implementation of new suppliers
  • Maintain existing working relationships and communications with manufacturing and key suppliers to confirm production/shipping schedules and monitor open purchase orders for all orders to ensure on-time deliveries
  • Develop and introduce new suppliers that meet the needs of the new product designs
  • Develop and nurture a culture of “can do” and a positive atmosphere
  • Track costs for all new projects against budgeted expectations
  • Develop transition packages from NPI to standard product buying, that encompass Warehousing and Procurement
  • Develop a relationship with the supply base that enables fast turnarounds for prototypes
  • Manage your workload
  • Complete special projects and assignments as requested
  • Any other jobs that may be deemed necessary by the NPI Buyer
  • Provide a wide range of solutions
  • Working experience within an ERP environment

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