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Bids and Projects Buyer

Zoek Pin Rustington


Contract (Full time)

Bids and Projects Buyer - Contract for 6-9 months


  • Single point of contact for the project team, managing procurement dependencies across Quality, Product Development, Logistics, Production and Legal departments.
  • Create the bid & project procurement strategies communicating clear cost, time and quality deliverables to key stakeholders.
  • Creation and management of project budgets, establishing bill of materials costs at key stages of the product development cycle. Identification and pursuit of cost savings and efficiencies to exceed objectives.
  • Supplier nomination, ensuring robust evaluation of supply chain capacity and capability.
  • Subcontract management of key suppliers
  • Lead the planning of materials requirements and work collaboratively with Category Buyers to secure timely deliveries within budget.
  • Management of materials shortages, addressing through influence of others or resolving as a matter of priority.
  • Management reporting to evidence supply chain performance against key targets.
  • Support the sales function in winning new business through effective sourcing and accurate costing at early stages of product maturity.
  • Work-package management and implementation of subcontracts to ensure commercial & technical specifications meet customer requirements
  • Ensuring compliance to contract, leading regular multifunctional reviews
  • Management of subcontract changes
  • Management of subcontract risk and opportunities, developing mitigation strategies where necessary.


  • CIPS preferred or currently studying for CIPS.
  • Proven supply chain management experience within automotive , engineering and manufacturing industries
  • An excellent understanding of technical drawings, design intent and manufacturing processes.
  • Ability to manage low-level maturity design and skilled in cost estimating.
  • Planning & implementation skills, able to deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Strong negotiator.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of SAP and similar ERP systems
  • Full driving licence.

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Posted 35 days ago

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