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  • Sector:

    Food & drink, Other

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  • Salary:

    £24.00 - 24.40 per hour + 12 month contract PAYE

  • Contact:

    Jade Whitmore

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We are currently recruiting a Buyer on 12 month contract for a leading food and snack company based in Bournville, Birmingham.

This is a contract role inside IR35 paying up to £20.44 per hour PAYE depending upon experience.

Main responsibilities/ Position Description:

  • MEU International Transportation Buyer
  • Works with the European International Transport Sourcing Manager & strategy lead to execute the spend area strategy for International Transport services across Europe.
  • Scope of spend: >$150MM pa across our 4 area clusters & 35 countries across MEU.
  • Drives Supplier Relationship Management & negotiations across all of 90 International Carriers. Supports the letters/contracts communication, follow ups and physical & electronic storage.
  • Supports International transport sourcing manager in running internal & external benchmark analytics to understand & drive performance improvements in key deliverables.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent analytical skills to manage complex data analytics.
  • Being able to work with big data and extract required information.
  • Excellent communication -informing, listening- and influencing skills to effectively manage supplier / stakeholder relationship Results orientation.
  • Problem solving & execution with excellence, mental agility to navigate in a very complex environment.
  • Proven skills of negotiation & strategic sourcing.

Skills Preferred:

Usage of MS office programs (Outlook, Teams, Excel, PowerPoint).

Experience Required:

Procurement, preferable logistics or indirects, Or Logistics, transportation operations.

Experience Preferred:

Logistics procurement experience would be a big plus

Education Required:

University Degree in Business Administration, Accounting/Finance, Logistics, Engineering or Procurement.

Education Preferred:

Excellent knowledge of English Language & being able to work remotely.

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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