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Buyer - Indirect Commodity Buyer

Job Details
  • 5376
  • Héroux-Devtek
  • Runcorn (Cheshire)
  • Contract, Full Time
  • Attractive salary + excellent benefits package

Buyer - Indirect Commodity Buyer

Héroux-Devtek is an international company specialising in the design, development, manufacture, integration, testing, repair and overhaul of landing gear, actuation systems, and components for the Aerospace market.

Our global reputation for quality and reliability exists thanks to the achievements of our employees, which is why we believe in encouraging professional development. We provide our team with continuous training, whilst fostering a strong entrepreneurial culture where each team member has a distinct role to play in our success. We have 18 sites in North America and Europe, with a team of over 1,960 people.

The Role – Indirect Commodity Buyer

Reporting to both the Supply Chain Director and Operations Commodity Lead, as an Indirect Commodity Buyer, you will ensure effective and efficient flow of goods and sub-contract services into Héroux Devtek.

You will also develop long-term improvements in quality, cost and delivery performance whilst maintaining good supplier relationships, and where appropriate introducing and managing Long Term Supplier Agreements.                                                                       

Your duties will include:

  • Developing positive relationships with direct purchasing and other internal functions
  • Maintaining accurate data within the ERP system (INFOR LN)
  • Managing all supplier relationships and contracts, and conducting performance reviews
  • Undertaking commercial negotiations and conducting longer term cost planning based on commodity strategy and external market trends
  • Developing and deploying an integrated approach to a wide range of purchasing related cost reduction activities
  • Implementing a robust cost management system in conjunction with the Finance team
  • Ensuring delivery and quality performance of assigned commodities in conjunction with the Quality department
  • Working alongside the Quality department to ensure that all suppliers have appropriate quality systems and regular auditing is completed

Our Requirements – Indirect Commodity Buyer

  • Experience with indirect commodity buying and materials management
  • Experience in strategic planning and industry analysis at commodity level
  • Experience in supplier relationship management
  • Working knowledge of supply chain functionality on an ERP system and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Proven track record in delivering results in favourable and unfavourable conditions
  • Qualification such as a degree or CIPS
  • Full driving licence
  • Resilient with the ability to cope with unplanned demands and prioritise workload in line with changing demands
  • Driven, with a will to develop new skills and progress within the company

The Package

As an Indirect Commodity Buyer, you will benefit from an attractive salary with the level dependent on experience and qualifications, along with an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • Salary sacrifice healthcare scheme
  • Early finish on Fridays

You’ll work from our office in Runcorn and be employed on a 6 month fixed term contract, working Monday to Thursday 8am to 4:30pm, and Friday 8am to 1pm.

All applications for this Indirect Commodity Buyer vacancy are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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