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    £15 - 20 per hour

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    Kate Stevens

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    01384 446130

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    about 2 months ago

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Job Title: Buyer

Location: Norfolk

Rate: Up to £20.00/hr PAYE

Industry: Automotive

Temp to Perm

Urgently seeking a Buyer who could support an automotive manufacturer based in Norfolk

The requires a commercially astute individual to lead procurement for defined direct material product groups, working closely with Engineering, Quality and Programme teams.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining a competitive and reliable supply base
  • Supporting new programmes and current production vehicles
  • Supply base management, relationship building and issue resolution
  • Lead time analysis to ensure Company requirements are met
  • Continuous seeking of measurable improvement opportunities
  • Develop Commodity & Sourcing Strategies
  • Drive Cost Reduction activities
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other departments
  • Networking with the wider organisation to maximise group leverage possibilities

Key skills and experiences:

  • Excellent communicator capable of establishing solid, professional relationships
  • Ability to formulate and present recommendations to senior stakeholder
  • Experience within procurement and supply chain, preferably within Automotive Manufacturing / Technology sectors
  • Fully conversant with MS Office software (e.g. complex Excel spreadsheets)
  • Higher education: Degree or NVQ level 5 Certificate (ideally technical/business related) CIPS, MCIPS or working towards
  • Flexibility to work independently and travel as business requires
  • Innovative mindset, able to generate new ideas and translate them into tangible results
  • Strong team player who recognises the importance of all functions in the business

This is temp to perm opportunity requiring someone who is immediately available.

Interested in the above opportunity? Apply today by sending your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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