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Programme Buyer

Programme Buyer

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Techniche Global

Techniche Global are working with a larger manufacturer based in Peterborough, to appoint a Project/Programme Buyer. You will own and manage the procurement deliverables for all parts and products as needed throughout the design and prototype process liaising with the category buyers, design, and project team. Working and contributing to the development and functioning of a New Project Gate process to ensure that new products are delivered on time and to cost.
Main Duties:

  • Developing and Co-ordinating the procurement deliverables for all parts and services for new projects and model year facelifts. A requirement to work with category buyers to obtain RFIs and RFQs and ensure accurate documentation for each step of the project in line with the project criteria.
  • Advising the project and design team on procurement requirements and appropriate suppliers to be included in the scope of projects
  • Maintaining accurate records for the project, managing an activity tracker including Key Components, Capital Equipment. ECNs, and BOM cost tracking and weekly/monthly KPI reporting.
  • Evaluating and maintaining accurate cost records from initial concept BOM target costs and actual BOM costs.
  • Working with buyers to enact the most effective strategy to ensure QCD in the supply of goods and the performance of suppliers.
  • Negotiating costs with internal colleagues and external suppliers ensuring concept costs and actuals match, and providing reports where variations occur.
  • Co-ordinating the procurement and tracking of external mould tool agreements.
  • Ensuring suppliers receive and sign NDA and supplier agreements.
  • Recommending purchase contracts to the Supply Chain Director that preserve and protect company interests, while complying with all applicable Company policies and procedures
  • Utilising Form Fit Function process where possible, to ensure a controlled purchase of parts prior to production handover.
  • Attending meetings that may be necessary in the performance of your duties.
  • Complying with and upholding Company policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking any additional tasks as may be required from time to time.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Purchasing principles and processes
  • Project management principles and processes


    • Buying experience in a manufacturing environment
    • Previous Project/Programme management experience in manufacturing
    • Automotive, Aerospace, Rail experience desirable

Education & Training

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent appropriate experience
  • Membership of CIPS – Desirable.


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Job Overview
Offered Salary
40000 – 50000/Year