Technical Buyer

  • Hengrove Park Estate, Western Drive,, Bristol, Whitchurch, gb
  • Full-time
  • Legal Entity: Kliklok International Ltd.

Company Description

Do you want beneficial technologies being shaped by your ideas? Whether in the areas of mobility solutions, consumer goods, industrial technology or energy and building technology – with us, you will have the chance to improve quality of life all across the globe. Welcome to Bosch.

Job Description

  • Complete the purchase of the computerised daily order report 
  • Generate drawings as required to meet the requirements of completing the purchasing transactions
  • Conduct competitive bid exercises to test pricing and sourcing strategies
  • Conduct Supplier audits and appraisals to confirm supplier compliance with purchasing conditions and Kliklok standards
  • Assist in the development of Purchasing Budgets and price forecasts
  • Maintain supplier KPI’s and conduct regular supplier reviews/improvement meetings
  • Generate excel spreadsheets to calculate costs for manufactured parts
  • Progress chase outstanding purchase orders and update the details on the project control board
  • Ensure prompt resolution of pricing queries and invoice queries
  • Ensure all entries have confirmed prices and agreed deliveries to the production schedule, by the end of each working day
  • Discuss all notified price increases and the outcome of any supplier/customer meetings with the Purchasing Manager prior to accepting any final agreement
  • Make recommendations/suggestions for areas of improvement to increase efficiency
  • Identify alternative suppliers and sourcing of obsolete/poor availability parts
  • Ensure that all quality rejects are processed and credits secured through the use of the Company’s nonconformance procedure
  •  Work with others to propose and agree supplier pricing and delivery agreements and constantly seek to improve performance levels on costs, quality and delivery
  •  Assist in the development of Purchasing systems and procedure


  • Substantial experience in procurement of OEM machined and B/O parts from a diverse supply base
  • Ability to read engineering drawings to identify opportunities for inhouse production and also ensure optimisation of supplier base
  • Experience and confidence to understand NCR’s and establish the best way to recover
  • Ability to understand key priorities and to build relationships with suppliers such that parts are delivered as required for project assembly
  • Handle, what can be a high number of purchase orders in a quick and expedient manner
  • Evidence of successful commercial negotiating skills that ensure that costs are minimised at all stages of procurement
  • IT and computer skills to allow rapid and effective communication and timely and accurate analysis
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for our customers and our product that will translate into good internal relationships, often under pressure
  • Strategic purchasing experience desirable, but not essential

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