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Technical Buyer

Kent - Salary £34,000-£40,000

We are seeking a Technical Buyer to work for a successful manufacturer of electro-mechanical machinery based in Edenbridge.

This role is focussed on timely, commercially appropriate, project-based procurement. The Technical Buyer contributes significantly to; maximising margins, maintaining product quality and on time delivery.

Key areas of responsibility:

• Preparation of RFQ communications including distributing drawings and specifications to supply chain partners.
• Negotiating pricing and delivery terms in line with commercial requirements for margin preservation and cash flow.
• Provisioning the components, sub-assemblies, services and materials required for live sales/production orders passing through the factory
• Supplier selection, qualification and monitoring including supplier capacity and performance.

The Candidate:

• A technology professional with an appreciation of electro mechanical components, sub-assemblies, processes and materials.
• Commercially aware with clear and effective negotiating skills.
• Comfortable reading and interpreting engineering drawings, able to communicate specifications and requirements to suppliers.
• Capable of presenting a professional and measured approach when dealing with suppliers.
• Comfortable working to deadlines in a timely and efficient manner.
• A driven and reliable self-starter, able to work independently or as part of a team.
• A car driver with valid UK driving licence


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