WGM Engineering Ltd
From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum DOE
01 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
WGM Engineering is continuing with its growth plans and including adding to its existing Procurement team. An opportunity has opened up for a Buyer to join our well established team at our offices in Glasgow. Overall Purpose of the Role The overall purpose of the role is to deliver operational sourcing requirements on-time and in full for all WGM contracts in order to fully satisfy customer requirements. Continually develop and improve supply chain flexibility and performance. This role has a significant mechanical bias. Main Duties Be the point of contact for all operations accounts, requiring assistance to procure the necessary mechanical material/equipment Support delivery of WGM’s revenue and margin target through delivering all material requirements of the right quality, on-time, in-full and at a competitive cost. Drive compliance with Procurement Processes and Procedures Deliver cost improvement initiatives Be a key player in delivering core supplier’s development plan and performance targets Ensure all supplier interactions are carried out in a professional manner Understand the needs of the customer (internal & external). Taking action and ownership to prevent problems and exceed expectations Responsibilities & Accountabilities Assume end to end procurement responsibility in order to meet or exceed customer expectations focusing on quality, delivery on-time ensuring WGM gets value for money and remains competitive Follow supply chain strategies Provide and maintain accurate pricing tools for core suppliers Maintain supplier performance data for core suppliers Best practice, continually working towards or introducing better/smarter ways of working Industry feedback, advising what new goods and/or services are out there within their particular field Be an ambassador for WGM. Have a business-like approach using tact and diplomacy where required or appropriate Manage safety in-line with company policy General administration and reporting as required Job Knowledge An engineering background and understanding of key materials Be able to make decisions, meet targets and work under pressure Be able to absorb and assess information quickly Have sufficient numerical skills to interpret statistics and make good commercial decisions Have good negotiations skills and enjoy dealing with people Very effective communication and networking skills with social confidence Have excellent business, planning and organisational skills Operating experience of an ERP/MRP system Ensure all supplier interactions are carried out in a professional manner Role Specific Competencies Customer Focus – understands the needs of the customer (internal and external) and takes action and ownership to prevent or resolve problems and exceed expectations Drive – is persistent in the pursuit of high standards of performance Results focused – Has a track-record of achievement in both personal and team targets Thinking / Analytical skills – handles information, issues and problems in a structured way and generates practical solutions Flexibility – maintains effectiveness in different situations through changing approach and tactics in various operating environments Continuous Improvement – will help drive the company forward by identifying and seizing opportunities to continuously improve performance Courage and Confidence – has the ability to take on challenges with confidence, courage and professionalism Qualifications Ideally MCIPS or related degree level qualification This job was originally posted as