• Buyer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(06/06/2018 23:13)
    Job ID
    United Kingdom
    Seniority Level
    Entry level
    Job Function
    Supply Chain & Logistics
    Temporary Full-Time
    Estimated Travel Required
    0 - 10%
  • Company Overview

    Come and work with us the “TT Way” which means we do the right thing, bring out the best in each other, achieve more together, champion expertise and get the job done…well! With approximately 4800 colleagues we operate from 27 locations around the world. Building the expertise of our people is critical to the future success of our organisation.


    TT Electronics is a global provider of engineered electronics. We collaborate with customers in the transportation, industrial, medical, and aerospace and defence markets, providing them with engineering expertise and support through a global network of specialists and world class facilities. As a responsible employer we encourage all our people to “give something back” by supporting the local communities in which we operate.


    In Rogerstone, Newport, South Wales we specialise in low volume, high mix electronics. Our team of 230 employees is part of the Global Manufacturing Solutions division and delivers end to end through life tailored business solutions to world leading manufacturing partners. Rumour has it that we have a good reputation with visiting colleagues from other TT locations, and that our excellent staff canteen facilities are partly due to that.

    Role Overview and Responsibilities



    To be responsible for selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for materials and/or services required, so ensuring procedure of nominated materials and services are to agreed programmes by the most economic, timely and efficient means


    Key Responsibilities


    • Responsible for maintaining assigned supplier relations by selecting suppliers and negotiating prices for material and/or services required, so ensuring procurement of nominated materials and services to agreed programmes by the most economic, timely and efficient means
    • Analyze, negotiate and report supplier price changes
    • Conduct periodic commodity surveys to obtain price comparisons;  evaluate market trends to develop new services and create cost savings
    • Responsible for forecasting market trends affecting material and service availability cost, raw material and products
    • Select new and alternative sources of supply and in collaboration with technical staff select new and alternative materials and services, providing technical and or commercial advantage to the company
    • Ensure all purchasing requisitions and programmes are correct and reflect the current supplier’s lead-times, keeping management and user departments informed where changes threaten work programmes
    • Identify potential problem areas and recommend changes
    • Follow up on rejected material and obtain necessary credit
    • Minimise the company’s exposure with regard to MOQ’s and price increases, obtaining the relevant authority levels
    • Proactive liaison with other departments as necessary to forecast, plan to meet, and to supply demand to relevant quality
    • Meeting health & safety requirements
    • Ensure compliance with company codes of conduct
    • Administration and reporting as required
    • Payment terms negotiation, optimisation and management
    • International trading issues/imports/legal, awareness
    • To identify & drive continuous improvements within the areas of control
    • Control and minimise excess and cost / stock.


    This list of duties & responsibilities is not intended to be an exhaustive list of tasks performed. Other associated tasks are likely to be performed as direct by the relevant Manager.

    Qualifications, Skills and Attributes

    Core Requirements


    • Ability to meet tight deadlines
    • Understanding of TT electronics products
    • IT skills within Excel, Word & company specific systems
    • At least 3 years experience of Purchasing within a manufacturing environment essential, preferably sub-contracting
    • Minimum qualifications 2 A levels or HNC, or CIPS Diploma or equivalent.
    • Membership of CIPS is an advantage
    • Must be professional, highly motivated, ethical, business oriented and innovative
    • Ability to work on own initiative is essential.





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