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Purchasing controller


Posted on Oct 19, 2021 by CV-Library

Swansea, West Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£35k - £37.5k Annual
Purchasing Controller / Buyer – Automotive South Wales £35,000 - £37,500 circa + Benefits

Unknown recruitment is seeking a Purchasing Controller / Buyer to join our leading automotive client in South Wales. Our client is a Leading Global Manufacturing Company supplying products to a number OEM Automotive Customers.

The Purchasing Controller / Buyer will manage the bill of cost for commodities/parts. Develop cost reduction methods and opportunities in order to promote the overall Business Unit productivity and supplier competitiveness through VAVE methods, benchmarking, independent negotiations, etc. Develop strategies with Commodity Purchasing that are aligned with the Business Unit needs for a sustainable and profitable growth.

Purchasing controller / Buyer responsibilities:

Communicate with Project Management, other Thermal Solution Business Units in other regions, and Commodity Purchasing;

Define sourcing strategy for all projects/programmes;

Responsible for issuing Request for Quote (RFQ), negotiating prices, terms and conditions;

Responsible for specific component project/programme of Purchasing Advanced Product Quality

Planning (APQP) milestones to ensure smooth and flawless launches, and for early escalation of risks;

Responsible for tracking of costs as a result of all engineering changes;

Responsible for the preparation and organisations of Sourcing Committee documentation for approval;

Responsible for all the official documentation and project handover pre-Start of Production (SOP) to the plant Design Change Control (DCC) or Supply Chain (SCD);

Prepare for and support Commodity with contract and sourcing negotiations;

Develop and execute supplier negotiation strategies to deliver on annual targets;

Work with the R&D department in the identification and execution of technical cost reductions;

Identify and/or support MAKE or BUY initiatives;

Analyse UK and European supply base to prepare and recommend suppliers to be added/removed

from the approved supplier list. In addition, nominate suppliers for the Supplier Panel List;

Perform market research and monitor changes/trends for purposes of benchmarking and cost controlling;

Develop part family strategies in concert with the commodity strategies.

Purchasing controller / Buyer requirements:

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics or a

related field.

LANGUAGES: English fluent, additional language is preferred


Ideally hold experience within a similar role, gained in a fast moving, automotive manufacturing environment.

Good planning and analytical skills (i.e., quality, cost, capacity, etc.);

Experience in supplier bidding process and complex negotiations;

Experience with APQP and/or project management tools and methods;

Dynamic and continuously looking for improvements (i.e., KAIZEN, PDCA, Six Sigma, etc.);

High accountability, ability to cope with demanding targets and tight deadlines;

Ability to adapt to different stakeholder needs, and to develop and maintain successful working relationships;

Good financial understanding;

Good knowledge of MS Office suites;

Be able to travel and work within other sites and where needed to visit off-site suppliers/customers (frequent).

Have a good level of IT and research skills,

Be motivated to maintain own personal development and training

Reference: 213929075

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