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Strategic Divisional Buyer (Engineering Blue Chip)

Strategic Divisional Buyer (Engineering Blue Chip)


£48,000 – £55,000 + 5% bonus + 33 days holiday + outstanding global career opportunities + flexible hours + unrivalled training & development + Medical & Dental care + on-site gym + golf & country club + company perks scheme

Are you an experienced buyer from an engineering or manufacturing background looking to work for a Great British success story and a globally recognised brand name with exceptional career opportunities?

Do you have strategic experience with a complex supply chain and want to work in an environment where you are not micromanaged and are trusted to do your job as an expert in your field?

On offer is a role as a Senior Buyer; you’ll be responsible for ensuring your supply chain performs against KPIs, leveraging tangible benefit.

Being a Senior Buyer within the team means thriving within a fast-paced environment where confident problem-solving and quick decision-making counts. We want the Senior Buyers to develop the operational buyers, hold strong relationships with both external and internal stakeholders and drive performance across all business areas and offer solutions to problems.

As a Senior Buyer you will be responsible for ensuring your supply chain performs against KPIs, managing escalations within the Purchasing team and guiding the buyers to achieve the best possible value for the business.

The role:

  • Build strong relationships across the supply base, be responsible and accountable to make and influence key decisions that are in the best interests of the company
  • Manage and resolve key supplier escalations, ensuring on-time delivery
  • Drive team performance against KPIs and operational metrics
  • Develop and introduce risk mitigation strategies to protect production
  • Manage multiple resource / capacity projects with suppliers to ensure achievement of the 5-year plan
  • Identify and drive cost reduction activities across the business
  • Develop and lead global supplier relationships to deliver tangible mutual benefits
  • Work with suppliers and engineers to identify new technologies to reduce cost and or add additional value

The person:

  • Significant procurement experience – preferably within a manufacturing business

If you are interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

Reference: BBBH12576

Keywords: Senior Buyer, Category Buyer, Manufacturing Buyer, Automotive Buyer, Senior Purchasing, Engineering Buyer

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitable candidates. The salary advertised is a guideline for this position. The offered renumeration will be dependent on the extent of your experience, qualifications, and skill set.

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