Senior Buyer


  • £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Telford
  • Posted: 27/04/2020
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 025420039

Job Details

Part of a major international group, this organisation is setting up a new manufacturing facility to produce complex high value components for the automotive industry. Due to continued expansion a Senior Buyer is urgently sought to support current production and new product introduction



Senior Buyer – Engineering & Manufacturing

Location: Telford

Salary: circa £45000 +benefits



The role:

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, as a Senior Buyer you will be responsible for supplier

management process for both production and non- production which includes managing RFQs, contract negotiations and driving potential cost savings.

o Manage purchasing and sourcing requirements to achieve the companies strategic vision and targets

o Lead RFQ's, vendor selection and contract negotiations with potential/existing suppliers

o Review, draft and negotiate contracts and service level agreements

o Manage suppliers, drive cost reduction and monitor/manage performance through regular reviews and KPI's

o Track spend, budget and make cost reductions where necessary without compromising on quality

o Identify areas of continuous improvement and suggest improvements where needed



Experience required:

You will already be an experienced purchasing professional working in a Senior Buyer or Purchasing Manager capacity and are looking or an opportunity to influence and contribute to the success and continued growth of this successful manufacturing organisation.



o Sourcing background gained in engineering or volume manufacturing environment, ideally with exposure to the automotive sector

o Degree qualified Engineering, Business, Finance or equivalent level CIPS

o Proven negotiation and supplier management experience of high value commercial projects

o Strong Supply Chain Management background including risk management identification and mitigation

o Demonstrable track record of cost reduction within life cycle costs model

o SAP/ERP experience



The opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity for a Senior Purchasing professional to be part of a brand new venture, establishing a green field factory development from the ground up. In return our client is offering a fantastic salary and benefits package plus the opportunity to make a real contribution to the success and growth of the organisation.

In return our client is offering a competitive salary, pension, life assurance, car parking on site. More importantly the opportunity to make a real contribution to the success and growth of the organisation.



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