Project/Programme Buyer

Job Type:
Full Time / Permanent

Main Duties 

  • Developing and coordinating the procurement deliverables for all parts and services for new projects and model year facelifts. A requirement to work with category buyers to obtain RFIs and RFQs and ensure accurate documentation for each step of the project in line with the project criteria.
  • Advising the project and design team on procurement requirements and appropriate suppliers to be included in the scope of projects
  • Maintaining accurate records for the project, managing an activity tracker including Key Components, Capital Equipment. ECNs, and BOM cost tracking and weekly/monthly KPI reporting.
  • Evaluating and maintaining accurate cost records from initial concept BOM target costs and actual BOM costs.
  • Working with buyers to enact the most effective strategy to ensure QCD in the supply of goods and the performance of suppliers.
  • Negotiating costs with internal colleagues and external suppliers ensuring concept costs and actuals match, and providing reports where variations occur.
  • Co-ordinating the procurement and tracking of external mould tool agreements.
  • Ensuring suppliers receive and sign NDA and supplier agreements.
  • Recommending purchase contracts to the Supply Chain Director that preserve and protect company interests, while complying with all applicable Company policies and procedures.
  •  Utilising Form Fit Function process where possible, to ensure a controlled purchase of parts prior to production handover.
  • Attending meetings that may be necessary in the performance of your duties.
  • Complying with and upholding Company policies and procedures.
  • Undertaking any additional tasks as may be required from time to time.

Key Requirements 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Data analysis and reporting
  • Purchasing principles and processes
  • Project management principles and processes


  • Buying experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Previous Project/Programme management experience in manufacturing
  • Automotive, Aerospace, Rail experience desirable

Education & Training

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent appropriate experience
  • Membership of CIPS – Desirable


  • Proactive
  • A commercial outlook
  • A results driven attitude
  • Flexible approach to working hours and practices is necessary
  • Ability to work under pressure with calmness, clarity and thought
  • First class communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Can demonstrate the Fairline One Team Principle

To apply, email your CV in the strictest confidence to [email protected] stating ‘Project/Programme Buyer’ in the subject line. 


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