An experienced buyer that holds an HND in business information technology has held responsibility for managing large budgets and is currently responsible for a spend of around £15M. Purchasing experience includes a wide range of metals, materials, software, service contracts and components. Well versed with various ERP / MRP systems including SAGE, SAP, Oracle and JD Edwards. The candidate has experience of auditing existing contracts and improving both lead times and supplier relationships.

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A buyer who is degree qualified in business management. Has worked in the equipment manufacturing and oil & gas sectors.  Experience of purchasing materials and components from around the world, materials/components have included electronics and various grades of metals. Comfortable dealing with larger budgets and has an annual spend of around £10 million. The candidate has used SAP, SAGE and has advanced Microsoft Offices skills.

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Senior Buyer (MCIPS)

MCIPS qualified buyer with over ten years’ experience working in automotive, plastics and aerospace. Proficient in SAP, Oracle and Opera ERP software. Comfortable dealing with spends of up to £30M. An effective communicator who has experience of leading negotiations with key suppliers having recently negotiated a saving of £3M. Well versed in reviewing supplier agreements and overseeing new contractual arrangements. The candidate has dealt with suppliers across the world and has been able to identify and build new relationships across a range of cultures. Has the ability to read and interpret engineering drawings for supplier quotations.

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Purchasing Manager

PRINCE2 qualified purchasing manager. Well versed in new model introductions and had worked with blue-chip customers including BMW, Honda and JLR. Has used Oracle and SAP software and has advanced Microsoft Office skills. Excellent lean knowledge being familiar with 5S, Kaizen and 6-Sigma methods. The candidate has achieved cost savings of over £2M through inventory reductions and also implemented a change to defect reporting/investigations which delivered savings of around £1M.

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Continuous Improvement Manager

Degree qualified lean manufacturing and CI professional who has worked across multiple industries such as food, packaging, FMCG and heavy industry. Originally completed an engineering degree and has since gone on to gain a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt which they have held for close to 20 years. Lean and CI achievements have included setting up a Kaizen project which led to their team, achieving a 60% reduction in average setup time. This model was then rolled out into 10+ manufacturing sites globally delivering a significant impact and contributing to a turnover increase of around £200 million over five years.

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Production Engineer

Masters qualified engineering professional with eight years of experience of working within COMAH chemical manufacturing facilities. Has covered project-based work such as commissioning of new equipment, troubleshooting of production issues, optimising of production areas, assisting in quality investigations, training of staff and acting as lead person for scale-up processes. Holds an MEng in chemical engineering (2:1) which included a final year dissertation focused on the design of a wastewater plant. They would make an excellent addition to any heavy industrial or chemical manufacturing business.

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Process Engineer (Six-Sigma Black Belt)

Engineering professional with around 15 years of experience working in chemical, FMCG, heavy and speciality manufacturing sectors. Degree qualified in materials engineering and is a qualified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. They are used to being involved in process improvement, cost reduction and NPI activities using tools such as Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen and 5S. Has also had heavy involvement in environmental aspects, including supporting the achievement of ISO:50001 and ensuring compliance for an effluent plant. Has good knowledge of SAP and has completed an IOSH Managing Safely qualification.

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Senior Buyer

A purchasing professional who has more than 30 years’ experience in automotive manufacturing. Currently responsible for a UK spend of around £12M and has managed spends of up to £25M previously. Has purchased globally from both Europe and the Far East, and has experience of buying a range of materials and consumables such as aluminium, stainless steels, castings, welded pipework, plastics, rubbers, and resins. The candidate is also comfortable managing contracts for non-directs, including security, fork truck maintenance, cleaning, and power supplies. Holds an HNC in business & finance and has attended training including CIPS Project Management, Advanced Negotiation Skills and Quotation Analysis.

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Transport Manager

A highly experienced degree qualified transport manager, who holds an ILM level 4 in management and has experience of leading teams of up to sixty. The candidate is well versed in ISO/TS standards, including ISO14001 and TS16949. Comfortable managing larger budgets and has been responsible for spends of over £50M. Has a strong understanding of lean principles and has implemented 5S in warehouse and manufacturing areas.

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Quality Technician

A quality technician with over 20 years of experience working in the aerospace and automotive sectors. Holds an NVQ level 2 in engineering and has knowledge of testing and analysing samples with materials including steel, nickel-chromium and titanium. Comfortable working towards quality standards and has experience of hardness, tensile and shear testing. Responsible for investigating nonconformities, quality audits and managing databases.

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