Technical Buyer

Our Opening and Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this role presents an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who wants to drive significant impact in the way procurement is executed within Mettler Toledo Safeline X-Ray Ltd. You will have responsibility for the daily procurement of materials with the ultimate aim to make sure that the right part is provided at the right time for the right cost and quality.
  • Reduce outstanding obsolescence and end of life material challenges while ensuring the inventory holding is adhering to company targets.
  • To be responsible for pro-actively identifying, escalating, and addressing risks to production requirements (capacity constraints/shutdowns etc.), supplier lead times, schedule stability, and planned deviation to expected inventory levels.
  • Manage supplier performance and relationships, both existing and new opportunities, and devise action plans for improvement for under achieving suppliers. Provide and champion new suppliers to better improve business targets and objectives.
  • Negotiate price, payment terms, and delivery terms for assigned supplier base to meet yearly MPI goal. Secure capacity and forecasting. Set up and manage vendor contracts.
  • Actively pursue, monitor, and documenting existing and new Non-MPI deliverables to influence material cost reduction to the business.
  • Select, qualify, and set up of new suppliers for assigned commodities, including price negotiation and service level definition.
  • Identify and project manage alternative material cost initiatives with regards to outsourcing, sub-contracting, insourcing, and e-supply chain to minimize cost and risk while maintaining product integrity and quality.
  •  Establish, maintain and monitor Supply Chain KPI’s to optimize SCM performance in support of MRP requirements.
  • To support Engineering in the effective implementation of new parts, ensuring MRP demand is accurate and coordinating the appropriate run out and ramp up of stock to ensure minimum financial impact due to part obsolescence.
  • Develop and foster a close relationship with relevant engineering teams to actively represent the Customers Voice. Attend and participate actively in relevant design review meetings where necessary. Look and develop opportunities to reduce supply chain risk.

What You Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Logistics, Business Administration, or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience in a technical procurement role, managing supplier relationships, facilitating supplier selection and sourcing new components, assemblies and systems.
  • Experience with SAP and a good working knowledge of material management systems including MRP.
  • Significant experience with Should Cost.
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Exposure within a technical engineering environment, especially Engineered-to-order, is desirable.
  • Ability to deliver supplier development and rationalization projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of Contract law and implementation of Supply Agreements is essential.
  • Ability to read and comprehend various engineering drawings of both fabrication and electrical commodity.
    • Strong verbal and written communication and influencing skills and ability to interact with suppliers, peers, employees, and external agencies.
    • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritize workload.
    • Delivery focused - with demonstrable track record of on-time delivery.
    • Self-Starter: Ability to manage and prioritise tasks and time efficiently.
    • Can identify and resolve issues affecting on-time delivery quickly and precisely.  
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Resilient, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
    • Unquestionable personal and professional integrity

Our Offer to You

Competitive Salary
Employee bonus scheme
Life assurance (Four times Salary)
25 days holiday + bank holidays

About Mettler Toledo

METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. We are recognized as an innovation leader and our solutions are critical in key R&D, quality control, and manufacturing processes for customers in a wide range of industries including life sciences, food, and chemicals. We operate throughout the world with a culture shaped by innovation and international flair.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We promote equal opportunity worldwide and value diversity in our teams in terms of business background, area of expertise, gender and ethnicity. For more information on our commitment to Sustainability, Diversity and Equal Opportunity please visit us here

Para aquellos que priorizan la precisión, Mettler Toledo es precisamente donde perteneces.

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East of England


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Domicilio fiscal

Mettler-Toledo Safeline X-Ray Limited

Greenfield, Royston Business Park
Royston SG8 5HN
United Kingdom

+44 1763 257 900