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Careers - Project Buyer

Job Description - Project Buyer

Job Overview

NPI Project Buyer to join a growing Procurement team in a fast paced, agile Automotive engineering environment. The successful candidate will support benchmarking and supplier nomination activity for a new project, key to the re-launch of Norton motorbikes back into the market. This includes close collaboration with Engineering teams, Production and Quality. As NPI Project Buyer, your main focus will be supplier prospecting, commercial analysis and influencing key stakeholders within the business as well as the supply chain.


Main Responsibilities:

● Reviewing specification requirements for new product with Engineering and Project Manager

● Liaising with the Category buyers to understand prospective supply base against each requirement

● Completing relevant benchmarking, negotiation and nomination activity

● Working collaboratively with department heads to ensure all requirements to ensure production, warranty and aftersales work can be achieved within project requirements and to customer expectations

● Establishing BoM cost target at working within the confines of which – reporting and mitigating cost creep

● Ensuring suppliers nominated and product developed to impeccable quality standards

● Manage overall project timelines to ensure that product is delivered to market in accordance with business requirements and customer expectations

● Being able to manage supplier relationships

● Supporting the Purchasing Manager to implement new Procurement systems and processes around NPI

● Work on ad-hoc procurement projects as the company requires


The Candidate:

● Excellent communication and negotiation skills

● Good Supplier relationship management

● High level of attention to detail and well organised

● Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise workload

● Highly flexible individual who can adjust to a very agile environment

● Able to motivate and influence at all levels to achieve best business outcome

● Proactive, methodical, practical and persistent

● Able to work well under pressure

● Comfortable working at all levels of the business including Chief Exec

● Works well within a team

● Microsoft Office suite proficient, specifically MS Excel


Skills and Experience:

● Preferably CIPS qualified

● Experience of working in a purchasing role in an engineering and automotive environment

● Experience of working in a Project Team from inception to delivery, including demonstratable experience of Early Supplier Engagement

● Experience of delivering NPI projects from a manufacturing perspective from concept to launch

● Demonstratable experience of negotiating cost upfront during project development


Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full-time

Salary package is dependent upon previous experience.

Please forward your CV and a covering letter in the first instance to stating which role you are applying for.

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