Buyer in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Buyer

Location: Doncaster

Role overview
Unipart Rail is part of the Unipart Group, one of Europe's leading independent logistics’ companies that employs more than 8,000 employees worldwide and has an annual turnover of more than £800 million.

We have a long heritage in the rail industry based on decades of experience, but have continued to embrace innovation in both products and business techniques to ensure that we remain the first and best choice for our customers.

We currently have an opportunity for a Buyer working within our busy Procurement team based in Doncaster.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:-

The Buyer sits within the team responsible for the sourcing of all new products and services, whether new or existing range, and the timely communication of all supply side data for these products for bids with a key responsibility relating to finding and developing sources of supply for new products and services. This specific role will be managing one of our overseas client contracts.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:-

• Identify & foster sources of supply that are best able to meet the customer requirements through the interpretation of specifications, drawings, & invitations to tender for new range products and services.
• Develop, issue and evaluate RFQs with the objective of sourcing the requirement on the vendor with the optimum fit to customer requirement, and maximizing sales & margin opportunity for the company.
• Engage with vendors to seek out opportunities for new products and / or services & as agreed with New Business Sourcing Manager initiate the development of these ideally with the aim of Unipart Rail being the route to market.
• Responsible for providing the sourcing side input (source of supply, cost, supply conditions etc) within the timescales required for all new product bids as allocated by New Business Procurement Manager.
• Initiate float reviews for Repairable Products, negotiate with vendors where required to seek improvement of lead times or develop other innovative approaches such that float injects are minimized or avoided but availability is not compromised.
• Monitor progress of individual bids on a daily basis using appropriate UW tools and report any significant concerns.
• Manage the sourcing of all allocated bids through SAP, CRM and other business systems and processes.
• Initiate and maintain electronic files for all bids.
• Produce sourcing side summary of key points for all bids (prior to pricing).

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:-

• Significant sourcing experience required - open to industry.
• CIPS qualification is essential
• Interpersonal skills
• Numerate
• Keen and enquiring approach
• Solutions minded
• Team player
• Good deadline management
• Communication skills
• Excellent IT skills – SAP & Microsoft Office essential
• Sound financial awareness

With a strong employee engagement culture and a global presence you can look forward to receiving a competitive salary, a range of benefits, support, and plenty of opportunities for career progression and personal development.

Please click the 'Apply' button to submit your application.

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