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Buyer in Stoke-on-Trent

Job Title Buyer
Location Stoke-on-Trent
Salary £23000 - £24000 per annum
Date Registered 08/10/2018
Job ID 025419165

Job Description

This position would suit a Junior Buyer or Assistant Buyer who already has some Buying / Purchasing experience gained in a manufacturing environment, but would value joining a global automotive manufacturing company to gain some valuable training and experience.

Assistant Buyer

Salary: £24000

Fixed term 11 month contract starting January 2019

Location: Stoke on Trent

Reporting directly to the Group Purchasing Manager and Local Buyers you will work as an integral part of the purchasing team responsibility for support the co-ordination and procurement activity of Direct (Production) Materials & supporting indirect good and services within the purchasing team


o Ensure plant has all raw production materials to maintain productivity meeting timing, quality, quantity and cost targets.

o Identifying and realising all cost reduction ideas and opportunities by means of pooling of requirements, interrogating costs and alternative materials and suppliers.

o Ensuring materials are purchased at the most cost effective price and most cost effective way

o Maintain conformance to TS 16949 working procedures

o Working together with operations team on a daily basis ensuring competitive quotations are obtained and supplier selection made considering total business cost

o Maintenance and development of the approved suppliers list

o Support project teams where new projects are being introduced ensuring spares are secured at the lowest total cost and are in line with project timing

o Monitoring of cost throughout projects identifying and tracking cost drivers

o Cost down projects for all company sites including working in cross functional teams

o Ensure compliance to company Purchasing Guidelines and systems


You will already have some experience working in a Junior Buyer or Assistant Buyer role gained in a manufacturing environment and would value joining a global automotive manufacturing company to gain some valuable training and experience.

o Demonstrate purchasing experience of direct materials and/or indirect products/ services

o Understanding of Supplier Quotations (How to evaluate supplier Quotations - cost breakdowns)

o CIPS qualification or be studying towards membership of the CIPS or equivalent qualification

o Be prepared to travel occasionally within the UK

o Contractual negotiation skills and experience/understanding

o Confident MS Office skills including ERP/ MRP, SAP, Excel, PowerPoint and Project

What's on Offer:

This is a fixed term 11 month contract to be employed directly by our client starting in January 2019 to support the company with an ERP / SAP implementation programme.

In return our client is offering a salary upto £24000, pension, 32 days holidays pro rata, on-site parking, excellent modern factory. More importantly they are prepared to invest in training you on their IT systems, supplier negotiation techniques and strategic purchasing initiatives.

Please apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion technical-network.co.uk

At Technical Network we use our relationships to represent Talent and Industry - with our specialist recruitment and industry knowledge connecting the two.

Specialising in manufacturing, engineering, scientific recruitment working closely within the aerospace, automotive and food & drink market sectors, focusing on permanent and interim /contract positions for specialist technical and management roles. Representing Talent and Industry. Always Time Well Spent

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