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Buyer - Contract - Buckinghamshire up to £25 per hour

Job reference:
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire
£25.00 per hour
Job type:
Purchasing and Supply Chain

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Buyer - Automotive - Buckinghamshire up to £25.00 per hour

Buyer required by iconic luxury Automotive OEM based at its Buckinghamshire production facility. This renowned global luxury brand is entering one of the most exciting times in its history, with business and cultural transition and significant growth planned.

As Buyer, you will procure a defined range of components, in line with Procurement departmental procedures and objectives, focusing on securing strong commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels from our suppliers.

The Role:

  • Develop and maintain commodity strategies for a specific range of commodities.

Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities.
* Confidently enter into total cost and contractual negotiations with current and potential suppliers.
* Understand and apply tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships.
* Manage supplier performance through vehicle launch phases and current vehicle phases, ensuring that Quality, Cost and Delivery performance is maintained at high levels.

  • Provide Procurement / commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation's programme goals by applying a confident approach to teamwork.
    * Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality Approval (Supplier Performance Approval Process).
    * Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally, as well as with the Supplier base, focusing on business 'Best Practice' initiatives.
    * Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary.
    * Lead and promote good supplier relationships.
    * Play an instrumental role in enabling the function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or ideally exceeding defined objectives.

The Person:

  • Educated to Degree level and a full member of CIPS, or at least working towards this.
    * Previous Procurement experience is desirable.
    * Understanding of the strategic role of the Procurement function and ability to work at this level.
    * Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills.
    * Good communication and interpersonal skills.
    * Post holder should hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require.

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