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Strategic Buyer

Region: South Shields

Rotary Power, part of the British Engines Group, specialises in the design, development and manufacture of hydraulic motors and pumps to a range of sectors including construction, mining and agriculture. With over 50 years of supply, the company operates from a facility in the North East and a satellite facility in India, both with strategic investment in the latest machine tool technology.

With sales, marketing and distribution facilities in Germany, the United States and India, this is an exciting time to join the business as it embarks on a period of development that is seeing rapid growth in its new radial piston motor technology in to a number of key sectors.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at our site in South Shields for a Strategic Buyer to join our growing business. This position will be on a full time, permanent basis.

Reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager, the successful candidate will manage and assess the current material spend within Rotary Power and Michell Bearings, including the development of key commodity plans and processes in line with the supply chain strategy. They will also be responsible for identifying suitable suppliers to meet the needs of both of the company’s current and future requirements, as well as developing a sourcing strategy, considering demand and supply situations, while minimizing risk and costs in line with manufacturing strategies.

Duties will include

  • To negotiate with suppliers to ensure products, service levels, prices, geographical coverage and payment terms are controlled
  • To ensure key performance metrics are developed and maintained within a continuous improvement methodology
  • To source, negotiate implement and administer long term supply agreements for assigned commodity areas
  • To participate in cross-functional teams, researching best commodity practices, achieving cost reduction initiatives and executing sourcing strategies
  • To be responsible for all procurement and supply chain activities within specified commodity areas
  • To manage and develop suppliers in line with the group/location metric requirements
  • To supporting inventory management and control activities
  • To undertake cost management and reduction initiatives to develop a savings plan in line with group expectations
  • To become a commodity leader for individual item commodity groups, including the development and execution of strategic commodity plans to support these areas
  • To develop and drive purchasing activities and sourcing strategies within the location’s new product introduction process
  • To prepare quotations and cost analysis activities
  • To maintain all supply chain functions within the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. (Price, lead-time, minimum order quantities, multiples).
  • To purchase support for engineering and bill of material changes
  • To liaise with stakeholder functions (quality assurance, production, engineering) to ensure supplier delivery and performance levels are maintained
  • To complete target setting and supplier commercial reviews
  • To preparing and distributing requests for quotations and recommendations to the business.
  • To work in a safe manner; driving positive behaviour and leading by example with regard to the company’s health, safety and environmental policies
  • To carry out any other duties not listed above as may reasonably be expected

The person

The successful candidate will have worked within a small to medium volume manufacturing environment with projects experience, have excellent communication and negotiating skills. They will be CIPS qualified (or be prepared to work towards) and have an understanding of quality standards.

They will demonstrate a positive, innovative and motivated approach to their work, combined with an ability to work under pressure. The successful candidate will also be metric driven and have a pro-active approach to their work.

Working hours are 37 per week.

What we offer:

 The successful candidate will receive a ‘new starter’ payment of £375.00 after 6 continuous months of employment and a further £375.00 after 12 continuous months (payment is subject to the terms and conditions of the scheme).

  • Employee assistance programme including WeCare wellbeing app
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Holiday buy and sell
  • Pension scheme
  • Training and development
  • Free on-site parking

Closing date

16th August 2022

If you do not have an email address, please forward a CV to HR Department, British Engines, Q6 Quorum Business Park, Benton Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8BT.

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We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If you have not been contacted within four weeks then your application has been unsuccessful this time.