Technical Buyer (6 months) - VR/27333

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Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Dyce, Aberdeen
Rate: Available Upon Request

Technical Buyer required to undertake a 6-month fixed-term contract with a subsea engineering company based in the Dyce area of Aberdeen. Hybrid working is available.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with various functions to specify, select and procure equipment/services in accordance with company procedure.
  • Understanding and interpreting technical data sufficiently to prepare, issue, review and analyse Request for Quotations (RFQs).
  • Contacting a range of suppliers to obtain quotations, agree delivery times and place commitment based on price, quality and according to customer demand, company policy and budget.
  • Sourcing alternative products and reviewing existing ones to ensure prices remain competitive with no compromise to quality. 
  • Placing orders in accordance with production control output, engineering specifications, drawings and other technical documentation. Ensuring purchase order/MSR management (confirmation, expedite, end user communication).
  • Supporting the maintenance of fixed pricing schedules, maximising long term agreements and ensuring global requirements are considered.
  • Measuring and reporting OTD and other important figures related to the supplier relationship and deliveries.
  • Utilising various buyer workbench online reporting tools to measure output against set department KPIs.
  • Delivering value and margin improvement through Supply Chain savings and performance improvement.
  • Capturing savings, cost avoidance and rebates via one-time saving database.
  • Updating and correcting outstanding purchase order commitments and related payables issues.
  • Managing the system generated GR/IR reports ensuring that they are kept up to date.
  • Supporting the effective reduction in cost of poor quality (COPQ) and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) project within the procurement function.
  • Creation, ownership and monitoring of supplier non-conformance reports.
  • Participating in out of hours on-call rota.


Our client is seeking a candidate with the following experience, skills, and qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in a Buyer role, with a broad and practical knowledge of procurement functions and forms of contract and procedures.
  • The ability to work within an extremely busy department and cope with the pressure of meeting demanding targets and working to tight deadlines.
  • A CIPS qualification is preferred.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels and to present information to senior colleagues.
  • Ability to promote the supply chain strategy throughout the business in a positive manner.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint, PeopleSoft, or other ERP system.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated.


TMM Recruitment 

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