UK Europe, Middle East and AfricaUK
HID Global
Job Type: 
Functional Area: 
Supply Chain
Job Level: 
Mid-Senior Level

NPI Buyer Planner

#Securing your Future!

We are a growing multinational technical security company based in Cardiff, UK, that offers its employees a fun work environment, flexibility and career opportunity.

The Company:

HID Global powers the trusted identities of the world’s people, places and things, allowing people to transact safely, work productively and travel freely.  

We are a high-tech software company headquartered in Austin, TX, with over 4,000 worldwide employees.  Visit www.hidglobal.com

The Position:

The NPI Buyer, Planner, role is a part of the Global Supply Chain team pivotal in the commercialization of new products from development to manufacturing. 

This role will drive and execute material plans, working with Design Engineering and Category Management for new product ramp plans.   This person will be an active participant in a new product introduction team as the key procurement contact for tactical material status.

Critical risk analysis and order release tracking to meet planned schedules, along with providing updated material program status, will be the main function of this role.  This individual will ensure that all buying decisions support the specific needs and requirements of the Business Unit.

You will be involved in the selection or recommendation of suppliers with whom orders are to be placed and schedule deliveries.  At times, you may be called upon to develop contracts with preferred suppliers. As well as being involved in negotiations, as required, to implement cost reductions before product launch and support cost savings initiatives in the growth phase of a new product.

Advise appropriate company personnel on "make or buy" decisions as they relate to procurement costs.

What we are looking for:

The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain with minimum 5 to 8 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

You should have a minimum of 5-8 years broad manufacturing management experience.

Experience developing supply agreements and managing supplier relationships is required within this role.

Key skills include strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills as well as being able to being able to build relationships and follow through on expectations.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Excellent terms and conditions
  • Flexibility
  • On-the-job training and development
  • Occasional business travel
  • Work as part of a global team

We make it easier for people to get where they want to go!
On an average day, think of how many times you tap, twist, tag, push or swipe to get access, find information, connect with others or track something.  HID technology is behind billions of interactions, in more than 100 countries.  We help you create a verified, trusted identity that can get you where you need to go – without having to think about it.  
When you join our HID team, you’ll also be part of the ASSA ABLOY Group, the global leader in access solutions. You’ll have 50,000 colleagues in more than 70 different countries. We empower our people to build their career around their aspirations and our ambitions – supporting them with regular feedback, training, and development opportunities. Our colleagues think broadly about where they can make the most impact, and we encourage them to grow their role locally, regionally, or even internationally. As we welcome new people on board, it’s important to us to have diverse, inclusive teams, and we value different perspectives and experiences.