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Location:  Croydon

Salary:  £40k-£45k

Purchaser – Job Role:

To effectively source new suppliers for new parts and new services ensuring compliance with rail standards

Purchase parts for planned demand through MRP System. Prepare/issue requests for proposals, quotations, purchase orders to suppliers in accordance with operating procedures liaising with the Quality Department where required

Support complex/high value negotiations by gathering and interpreting data from existing and potential suppliers and by participating in internal customer or supplier meetings

Drive/direct critical activities with suppliers to ensure quality, delivery for product/services achieve customer requirements, whilst maintaining effective supplier relations

Identify cost saving opportunities, implement plans to achieve and manage through to fruition

Liaise with internal customers, suppliers and other departments to chase up / advise on progress of activities to achieve on-time delivery to the required specification

Be an integral part of project teams delivering complex rail projects

Liaise with our parent company in Germany regularly as they are the main supplier of parts

Carry out routine purchasing of day to day consumables as well as Fixed Asset Capital purchasing.

Purchaser – Person Requirements:

HNC/HND/Degree in Engineering, Manufacturing processes or Business Administration, desirable but             not essential. Ideally will have or be studying towards CIPS qualifications

Must have engineering/manufacturing background

High level of PC literacy; especially in Excel.

Experience of an ERP system essential, Navision ERP system desirable (but not essential as training will be given)

Experience of initiating, negotiating, finalising and formalising product procurement

Knowledge of value chain management, as well as procurement and supply management principles and practices

Must possess a strong customer service orientation and sense of urgency

Ability to travel throughout the UK with some European travel

Commitment and ability to work accurately under pressure and to tight deadlines

Good analysis and communication (written and oral) skills essential

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