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Job Introduction

To assure effective, value for money, core purchase of production (Direct) materials and Indirect spend; sourcing and managing professional supplier relationships beneficial to BRUSH and assuring quality service to the business.

Procuring all business requirements at the right price, delivered to the right place, at the right time in the right quantity and with the right quality, all done in a safe and responsible manner.

The Buyer is a key business contributor with daily activity underpinning the overall business objectives, adding value, reducing total cost of ownership, and delivering exceptional operational and customer service.

6 month fixed term contract. 

Role Responsibility

• To ensure the most cost effective and efficient inflow of materials and services through the application of purchasing best practice in accordance with BRUSH operating principles & policies.
• To adhere to and comply with BRUSH codes of practice.
• Review and contribute to the delivery of personal, departmental, and business metrics and KPIs.
• Prepare and provide constructive contributions with team meetings that develop the business and department agenda as well as enhancing personal and team development.
• Drive the development of Procurement excellence within BRUSH.
• Commercially responsible and accountable for a selection of Commodities, commodity groups, business areas and/or suppliers assigned by the Senior Buyer or Procurement Manager.
• (Indirect) Commercially/Operationally responsible and accountable for all non-production spend Commodities, commodity groups, and/or suppliers including all line side production consignment stock suppliers; Contractually agreeing and arranging all quantities, stocking policies and replenishment modes.
• Procurement Master Data responsibility for all components associated to your assigned suppliers.
• Establishing the necessary procurement modes and strategy for each assigned supplier.
• To initiate, negotiate, manage, and effectively maintain Supply Agreements/Service Level agreements/contracts as applicable.
• Attend/Lead Supplier Relationship and Performance meetings (SRM/SPM) whilst Initiating and maintaining effective relationships with suppliers and all other key stakeholders.
• Introduce/develop and manage individual and supplier KPI’s.
• Identify alternative suppliers ensuring due diligence is carried out in a timely and professional manner.
• Undertake, manage and responsibility for Vendor benchmarking.
• Contribute to the procurement strategy.
• Deliver an exceptional level of customer experience to all stakeholders.
• Place orders in accordance with business stream outputs, including MRP.
• Validate MRP output and managing demand patterns into the business.
• Adjust order coverage in place / issuing orders to maintain the adequate supply of goods and rescheduling orders according to the build and master schedule production plans.
• Monitoring and reporting of Supplier performance
• Supplier Order book management including but not permitted to Progressing and expediting deliveries from vendors.
• Deputizing and covering work streams for colleagues during their periods of absence.
• Develops and maintains the approved supplier list.
• Drive collaboration across Brush group through regular engagement with wider Procurement function and participation in cross business category wide projects
• Support the annual Finance budgeting process through the identification of a cost saving pipeline.

The Ideal Candidate


• Computer literate with the ability to maintain accurate records.
• Ability to work with all recognised IT systems including proficiency of use in Microsoft Office applications, (Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, etc.) and internet/intranet applications.
• Excellent numerical skills
• Negotiation and Influencing skills. Attention to detail.
• Highly organised
• Capacity planning• At least 2 years’ experience in commercial business and purchasing practices.
• Supply chain control – internal and external
• Familiar and competent in Manufacturing Database Systems
• Ability to develop good supplier relationships.
• Commercial awareness
• Experience in sourcing and procurement

You need to be immediately available or on a short notice and happy to commit to a 6 month fixed term contract. 

About the Company

BRUSH Switchgear provide agile and adaptive engineering solutions and products, including consultancy services, design, and project management as well as award-winning product technology, to a wide range of projects.

A chosen partner for national and regional power generation and distribution network operators, through innovation and a commitment to delivering solutions that address grid-resilience and drive system change, we support the global drive to net-zero, helping create a future-proof Infrastructure.



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