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Buyer

FJ32602
£45000 - £50000 per annum
Based in Woking. Salary up to 50kpa, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays and Excellent staff facilities including free membership of an on-site gym! Our client is a progressive and a forward thinking company, which subscribes fully to the letter and spirit of equal opportunity.

The Buyer will own and closely manage the relations with suppliers to optimise service levels to manufacturing, global spending levels and improve strategic sourcing in line with the company procurement strategy.

Associated Benefits:

• Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.15pm, 9.00am – 5.00pm on Friday, with one hour for lunch
• Additional production bonus (variable but approx. 6% basic salary payable monthly in arrears), linked to the value of goods invoiced from the UK factory base
• Aviva private pension scheme
• BUPA, non-contributory private medical insurance (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• Simply Health Optimise Plus Plan, non-contributory cash back plan for claiming monies back for treatments (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• Life insurance (Death in Service scheme) equivalent to 2 years’ basic salary to next of kin (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• 24 days holiday per annum (plus additional Bank Holidays)
• A well-funded staff development plan
• Sickness absence pay (after six months satisfactory service)
• Free on-site parking
• Government childcare voucher
• Cycle to work schemes
• Multicultural feast day celebrations

As the Buyer you will be responsible for:

• Managing multiple direct categories including Electrical Components, Electronics, Cameras and some indirect categories including Design partners and Head Office IT
• Applying a differentiated approach to key and important suppliers including negotiation of Supply agreements and other contracts
• Translating manufacturing forecasts into supplier forecasts, leverage savings based on economies of scale and maintain inventory levels to enable efficient manufacturing
• Ownership and project management of the tender process including use of RFI/RFP ensuring presentation of recommended outcomes to senior management for approval
• Collaborating with internal stakeholders and agree a supplier list for new product items and changes to existing products
• Managing Contract and PO approval in line with delegated authorities and standard operating procedures
• Ensuring POs are placed and maintained within the ERP system, lead and delivery times are achieved and pricing is correct


To succeed as the Buyer you will need:

• Ideally experience of buying in the electronics/electric sector
• Electrical Engineering qualification where a degree or equivalent is preferred
• CIPS level 4 qualification or equivalent experience
• Be very familiar with the Category buying approach to purchasing and have performed this role in a purchasing organisation or preferably a manufacturing/engineering environment
• Has built strong, long-term supplier relationships
• Excellent analytical skills with a strong attention to detail
• Carry out financial modelling of quotations to assess impact on cash flow and inventory levels
• Good communication and strong presentation skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and relationship building
• Highly organised and able to multi-task, prioritise and manage a diverse workload


HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are interested in applying for this Buyer role please use the link or give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334 575.

If this is not the job for you, but you know someone who might be interested please get in touch and take advantage of our fantastic ‘RECOMMEND A FRIEND’ scheme. Call us TODAY for more details.

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Global Head of Procurement

£68000 - £75000 per annum
Permanent
Global Head of Procurement, Woking. Salary IRO 75k pa + profit related pay bonus, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, BUPA, SimplyHealth cash plan and loads of excellent staff facilities including free use of an on-site gym!

We are looking for an experienced strategic purchasing professional to implement and drive a consistent approach towards all global sourcing, purchasing and tendering activities across our client's group of companies in relation to direct and indirect spend, ensuring that value for money is maximized and cost savings generated. Working alongside Senior Stakeholders, including the UK Board of Directors, the Group General Managers (US, Germany, Italy, France, Japan and China) and management in specialist divisions: OEM, contract machining/assembly, high tech products, facilities and property, you will be an excellent communicator who can effectively influence stakeholders at all levels of the business.

As the Global Head of Procurement, you can enjoy all these amazing staff benefits:

• This is a senior management team role. There is potential for career progression, with Director possibility, in the future
• Salary IRO 75k pa, depending on background and experience
• Additional production bonus (variable but approx. 5% basic salary payable monthly in arrears), linked to the value of goods invoiced from the UK factory base
• Aviva private pension scheme
• BUPA, non-contributory private medical insurance (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• SimplyHealth Optimise Plus Plan, non-contributory cash back plan for claiming monies back for treatments (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• Life insurance (Death in Service scheme) equivalent to 2 years’ basic salary to next of kin (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• 25 days holiday per annum (plus additional Bank Holidays)
• A well-funded staff development plan to enable professional and personal development
• Sickness absence pay (after six months satisfactory service)
• Free on-site parking
• Excellent staff facilities including use of an on-site canteen and on-site gym, yoga/exercise classes, multicultural feast day celebrations, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work Schemes

As the Global Head of Procurement you will be responsible for:

• Providing effective leadership and development of the inventory, supply chain and purchasing operations across all businesses within the Group
• Managing inventory targets for all aspects of the business. Ensuring that annual business plans are effectively translated into inventory, supply chain and purchasing strategies and policies to support the needs of the business. Roll out resulting KPI’s
• Leading high level contract negotiations with major global suppliers to ensure minimal risk and continuity. Managing same to minimise currency or freight cost fluctuation risk
• De-risking the existing supply chain through dual and re-sourcing activities
• Managing and developing the group 'Stock model' and embedding this within the group ERP. Monitoring and managing domestic and US raw material, WIP and completed stock levels
• Monitoring and managing remote stock location stock holdings, ROL’s, MOQ’s
• Ensuring early sourcing and supplier involvement in the NPD and NPI processes
• Ensuring inventory, supply chain and purchasing business system data is accurately maintained and periodically reviewed. Rolling out purchasing aspects of ERP INFOR system to global group (UK only, at the moment)
• Rationalising transport, warehousing and logistics movements between global group locations
• Strategically managing the implementation of BREXIT (measures in hand) and subsequent trade treaties
• Overseeing the identification of and reporting on new supply chain opportunities

To succeed as the Global Head of Procurement you will need:

• Degree or qualified through experience in Supply Chain management or similar (a must)
• Extensive purchasing background within a multi-national SME/manufacturing/engineering environment at world class standards
• Proven track record in a supply chain role, ideally with Group or multi-site responsibility
• Extensive knowledge of ERP systems and functionality
• Proven strategic sourcing, influencing and negotiation skills
• Must be able to communicate supply chain objectives clearly and convey the benefits to the organisation
• Possess a strategic vision, combined with the ability to be able to deal with operational issues as required
• Experienced in the application and development of modern supply chain and manufacturing philosophies
• Financial literacy and proven commercial acumen and the ability to develop and monitor budgets
• Direct experience gained in leading and driving supply chain efficiencies
• Experienced in contract creation, negotiation and maintenance
• Experience in procurement managing indirect procurement categories including IT, Freight, Professional Services and Corporate Services
• Ability to liaise and influence stakeholders at all levels of the business and drive the growth of the procurement function locally and globally
• Experience of the requirements of working within an ISO 9001/2018 or similar environment would be useful, but not essential
• A collaborative and communicative personal style with the ability to build and develop excellent working relationships
• Analytical, with a strong attention to detail
• Self-confident and highly motivated, able to gain respect quickly
• Commercially minded and able to contribute to the overall business and local operations.
• Persuasive and able to challenge conventional practices with reasoned commercial arguments.
• Able and willing to travel internationally, once restrictions lifted (up to 10% per annum) and happy to commute on a daily basis to Send in Surrey

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are interested in applying for this Global Head of Procurement position, please use the link or give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334575.

If this is not the job for you, but you know someone who might be interested please get in touch and take advantage of our fantastic ‘RECOMMEND A FRIEND’ scheme. Call us TODAY for more details.
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Marketing Executive, Woking. IRO 30k pa + profit related pay bonus, 24 days holiday plus bank holidays, BUPA, SimplyHealth cash plan and loads of excellent staff facilities including free use of an on-site gym!

To join this progressive and a forward thinking company, you will need to be confident in your marketing communications experience, have excellent organisational and relationship skills and also a flair for creative copywriting.

As the Marketing Executive, you can enjoy all these amazing staff benefits:

• IRO 30k pa depending on experience
• After successful probabtion flexibility may be offered with hybrid working
• Additional production bonus (variable but approx. 5% basic salary payable monthly in arrears), linked to the value of goods invoiced from the UK factory base
• Aviva private pension scheme
• BUPA, non-contributory private medical insurance (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• SimplyHealth Optimise Plus Plan, non-contributory cash back plan for claiming monies back for treatments (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• Life insurance (Death in Service scheme) equivalent to 2 years’ basic salary to next of kin (subject to 6 months satisfactory service)
• Monday to Thursday 9am - 5.15pm, Fridays 9am - 5pm (36 hour working week)
• 24 days holiday per annum (plus additional Bank Holidays)
• A well-funded staff development plan to enable professional and personal development
• Sickness absence pay (after six months satisfactory service)
• Free on-site parking
• Excellent staff facilities including free membership of an on-site gym, yoga/exercise classes, multicultural feast day celebrations, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work Schemes

As the Marketing Executive you will be responsible for:

• Designing printed and digital marketing content in accordance with brand guidelines using Adobe Creative Suite
• Liaising with overseas Marketing Dept and General Managers
• Managing relationships with external imagery providers
• Organising and attending UK trade shows and events
• Copywriting press releases and media follow ups
• Media relations liaison
• Creating and maintaining a calendar of events
• Supporting the Marketing Communications function with ad hoc organisation and administration tasks as required

To succeed as the Marketing Executive you will need:

• Marketing communications experience
• A hands on approach to managing manage multiple projects
• Copywriting experience
• Excellent communication skills are essential with good written English
• Excellent Adobe Creative Suite skills, particularly InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Good IT skills including use of Microsoft Office, (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Microsoft Teams
• Sharp eye for detail
• An interest in technology, engineering or manufacturing would be desirable but not essential
• An organised, self-motivated and positive attitude
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• Happy to commute on a daily basis to Send in Surrey

HOW DO I APPLY?

If you are interested in applying for this Marketing Executive position, please use the link or give one of our friendly team a call on 01256 334575.

If this is not the job for you, but you know someone who might be interested please get in touch and take advantage of our fantastic ‘RECOMMEND A FRIEND’ scheme. Call us TODAY for more details.
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