• Location
    Ardrossan, North Ayrshire
  • Salary
    £ 30000 - £ 34500 / Year
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Buyer / Puchasing
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for a Buyer within a highly succesful manufacturing organisation in Ayrshire. The successful applicant will be responsible for leading and managing key suppliers for the achievement of on time delivery of quality product and services on time and in full to support the Business Unit.

The Buyer will provide key point of contact and supplier relationship management for key suppliers. You will lead and manage supplier management best practice relationships and implement these both internally and externally for the company. You will provide support and guidance to the business unit ensuring on time delivery of materials, services and overhead.

Key Accountabilities & Duties:

  • Carry out all activities in full compliance with H&SE legislation, within company policy and procedure.

  • Responsible for reporting any unsafe acts or unsafe conditions observed (using the Near Miss System) in accordance with responsibilities under the Health and Safety at work Act.

  • Adhere and implement Supply Chain Policy governance and Operations Framework.

  • Management across multiple commodities and spend over Direct and Indirect spend.

  • Develop Business wide Procurement advisory service capture spend and savings opportunities, ensure cost and due diligence compliance in accordance to current policy and within AVL

  • Day to Day Supplier Management ensuring adherence to policies and financial authorisations.

  • Managing Quality Assurance including qualification, HSSE, BACM and Financial Stability reviews.

  • QBRs - Effective Performance reviews to be undertaken identifying Key Critical suppliers Technical risk, Volume and Spend

  • Ensuring all commitments are in line with inventory demand ensuring schedule adherence to business plan at all times.

  • CAM / PPV - Identify and capture all cost benefit opportunities, savings cost avoidance to targets.

  • Establish Scope of Supply / Framework agreements leveraging cost benefit. Ensuring T&Cs are in line with organisational legal requirement and financial delegated authority.

  • Establish technical innovation agreements and Ecommerce opportunities in collaboration with Suppliers.

  • Drive Continuous improvement on Procurement process in line with BMS and ERP Systems

  • Dashboard Performance - Support and Develop KPI on primary aspects of Schedule Adherence, Quality, spend forecast and CAM/PPV Targets.

  • Point of contact for Key Supplier escalation for Supply Chain and internal stakeholders.

The Candidate:

  • Must have personal commitment to Safety, Quality and Environmental standards at all times.

  • Strong bias for action to identify potential problems and co-ordinate their resolution before they become an issue

  • Continually seeks to identify new ideas and implement new opportunities, which deliver business benefit

  • The ability to build and develop effective relationships and utilise to improve performance

  • Strong IT, communication and team working skills

  • Knowledge of the principles of company policy and operating procedures in order to ensure site and company compliance.

  • Excellent communication skills


  • Experience in Engineering / Production Procurement environment.

  • Experience of managing change

  • Experience of Total Cost Management

  • Conflict resolution

  • Interpersonal Customer Relationship management skills


  • Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) Qualified

  • Commercial Contracting Training

  • Commercial & Financial Awareness

  • Product knowledge

  • Financial and Market Awareness

  • Supplier Management


The company offer a competitive salary plus excellent benefits, including pension, healthcare, an employee assistance programme as well as a range of flexible benefits including Cycle2work and several local and national employee discounts. Also, where practical, they will support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle which could include the ability to flex your start and stop times or part time/condensed hours to assist with your work, life, balance. Please send your CV asap.

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