Strategic Buyer


  • £38000 - £40000 per annum
  • Rugby
  • Posted: 08/09/2021
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 025420379

Job Details

A unique opportunity has been created for a Strategic Buyer (Directs)  to join our manufacturing client in Rugby, Warwickshire, on a permanent basis.  This role will suit someone who is driven, dynamic and determined, and who enjoys working autonomously.

This company are in a fairly niche Electronic and Mechanical Manufacturing market, and therefore experience from within the electronics arena will be well received (procurement of electronic components/categories within Aerospace, Automotive, Motorsport, EV, Powertrain, Medical Devices etc, could all work quite well)

The successful Strategic Buyer will:

  • Work on direct procurement categories in an electronic manufacturing environment, from raw materials to subcontracted components and all in between.
  • Review and rationalise current supplier database to ensure current terms are as favourable as possible.
  • Build excellent relationships with internal customers, working closely with them to ensure the procurement function is fit for purpose.
  • Also build and maintain strong relationships with all suppliers, applying a professional and consistent approach.
  • Introduce SLAs and other accountability measures for new and existing suppliers, re quality, OTIF etc.
  • Analyse and report on all commercials as required, including review of cost reduction exercises.

The successful Strategic Buyer will have the following skills and experience:
  • Electronic or Electrical Manufacturing Buying experience.
  • CIPS qualifications are highly desirable, but solid demonstrable experience will be considered.
  • Excellent presentation, negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Proven experience of supplier management, from new supplier on-boarding and contractual management, to supplier evaluation and ensuring agreed standards and service levels are met.
  • Experience of SAGE.

In return you will have the chance to steer the procurement of direct categories for this company, making a significant impact on the profitability and efficiency of the (already well performing!) company.  The client is offering a negotiable salary of up to circa £40k per annum, and an immediate start can be on offer for the right candidate.

Please apply online or contact Claire Male for a confidential conversation technical-network.co.uk

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