Supply Chain Management


What is the role of the Strategic Buyer?

  • Manage the product within the supply chain through the New Product Introduction cycle of a programme through to production
  • Sourcing of quality product, within budget, on time in line with the Strategic Sourcing Strategy
  • Supplier selection, development and relationship management
  • Total supply chain management using project management techniques and tools
  • Ensure price file accuracy

What kind of applicant are we looking for?

  • Somebody with the ability to think out of the box, challenging design and manufacturing processes to improve efficiency within the Supply Chain and deliver cost benefits to the business
  • A commercially astute and analytically minded individual
  • Degree educated in Supply Chain Management or a Business Studies related discipline

What does Supply Chain Management offer to graduates?

  • Experience of a global supply chain and understanding of total acquisition cost
  • Experience of taking a product from concept through to manufacture and how an agile supply chain supports the business requirements
  • Exposure to external market forces and impacts on the supply chain and how it affects decision making
  • An awareness of the importance that the Supply Chain holds within an organisation 

What are the objectives of the Supply Chain Management placement?

  • Review work packages for sourcing in line with the Commodity Strategy
  • Work as part of a cross functional team with design and engineering
  • Interrogate drawings and compile quotation packages for tender
  • Review lead times, manufacturing processes, shipment methods within the Supply Chain
  • Understand and challenge total acquisition cost - NRE, RE
  • Supplier selection and negotiation of terms and conditions and participate in supplier business reviews
  • Project manage orders from placement of order through to first deliveries


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