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Location:
Barnstaple
Company:
TT Electronics

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At TT Electronics, you will meet dedicated people who believe that advanced electronics is the key to a brighter, smarter future. Whether it's advanced flight controls, smart surgical tools, intelligent vehicle charging or seamless automation everywhere, advancements like this come from the minds of passionate, creative people - working to a common goal, watching out for each other, and caring about making a difference in the lives of people all over the world.







Our passion? Simplifying the development of complex electronics... it's the reason we exist as an organisation. Our way of life? Fostering a culture that values individuals as well as community and teamwork.







Join us - and work with a team that believes success is measured by more than the bottom line, where you'll find opportunities to achieve your goals, contribute to the lives of others, and build a brighter, smarter future, together.







Our Barnstaple facility is located in North Devon. Founded in 1948, the site now employs approximately 250 employees and features the Aero Stanrew brand of electromagnetic components, printed-circuit board assemblies, cabinet wiring and electronic test equipment for safety critical applications in aerospace and defence, industrial and transportation industries.







Here, employee engagement is centre stage; we're focussed on our employees and making TT a great place to work. We continue to invest and improve the site's facilities, regularly get involved in fundraising for local charities, have an active social club and a group wide focus on 'Build Expertise' in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, developing our current employees and encouraging others to join our industry.



In addition to adopting a great working atmosphere, we are also pleased to offer a comprehensive range of employee benefits including:





+ Discounted Gym membership



+ Life assurance



+ Fresh fruit and hot drinks



+ Cycle to work scheme



+ Company share-save scheme (eligible after a qualifying period)



+ Contributory pension scheme







Required to assist with the management and development of a portfolio of suppliers from whom TT Elecrtonics Barnstaple, buys goods and services that are critical to our operations.







Key Responsibilities:



Regularly review Purchasing MRP exceptions and place orders with approved distributors, manufacturers and sub-contractors as appropriate

Purchase for best price commensurate with quality, availability and specification and minimising the stock holding whilst optimising the cost of purchase

Obtain quotes and progress orders for production products and consumables set up on the system database

Administer vendor rating system and advise on supplier approval and un-approval also recommending new suppliers for approval

Regularly review overdue and late acknowledgement report and action as appropriate

Manage Open PO reports to ensure current delivery schedules are on track or require expediting/deferring

Assist in the development and implementation of robust procurement strategies to support the business goals for Aero Stanrew

Optimise MRP and Project Management as required

Ensure adequate monitors are in place along the supply chain to identify potential problems early enough for corrective actions to be taken

Own and drive initiatives to improve cost, quality and delivery performance

Provide timely and accurate management information as required

Interface with Engineering to ensure support to new product introduction (NPI)

Assist in the control and improvement of company purchasing spends against clearly defined targets

Benchmark current supply base to prove cost/quality competitiveness

Assist in the introduction & development of an effective vendor assessment programme

Support the management of systems that will effectively monitor and manage correct inventory levels in the business

Support and comply with inventory policies ensuring correct safety stocks and reduction in lead times

Negotiate contracts with current/new supply base and issue long term agreements to successful vendors

Support cost down activities across all areas of organization including make or buy and non-production items

Develop commodity business activity plans in line with agreed targets on cost reduction, quality and delivery

Support the rationalisation of supplier base and introduce supplier development programmes for key suppliers







Core Requirements:



Ability to think strategically with an innovative approach to problem solving

Excellent negotiation skills with proven track record of cost reduction through use of appropriate strategic purchasing tools

Excellent negotiation skills

Composites manufacturing exposure would be considered a plus

Familiar with ERP, MRP systems & Purchasing systems

Calm under pressure



Supplier Relationship Management









Desireable Skills and Experience:



CIPS qualifications desirable



Methodical approach to work & attention to detail

Relationship building

Presentation skills

Personal credibility

Computer literate with advanced excel skills

Highly numerate & methodical

Good communication skills











Requisition ID: 2019-2779

Seniority Level: Associate

External Company Name: TT Electronics plc

External Company URL: http://www.ttelectronics.com/

Estimated Travel Required: 0 - 10%

Address Line 1: Unit 1 Gratton Way

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