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    Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

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    £35000.00 - £40000 per annum

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    Lisa Osborne

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    11 months ago

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Job title: Buyer

Salary Range: c. £38,000 per annum + attractive benefits package

Location: Staffordshire

Are you a talented Buyer seeking a new challenge? Operating across 32 countries and employing 32,000 people worldwide, a market leading Automotive Tier 1 supplying to leading OEMs is seeking an ambitious procurement professional. Reporting directly to the Purchasing Director UK, your duties will include:

  • Managing a global supply base for high volume projects from customer RFQ via Start of Production till end of life in line with Purchasing Standards
  • Analysing and editing Bills of Material
  • Making global enquiries for all relevant parts (new, serial, development parts, make or buy decisions) for project applications according to Commodity Strategy
  • Supporting selection and release of suppliers
  • Negotiating costs and conditions under consideration of Total Costs of Ownership (TCO)
  • Organising and preparing Sourcing Committee as a mandatory member / host
  • Developing, negotiating and preparing contracts with suppliers in line with Purchasing Standards
  • Being in charge of material cost of the assigned projects through lifetime and observing cost (Business Plan) targets
  • Identifying and realizing material cost reduction ideas by using all levers with the support of Commodity Purchasing (resourcing, localization, new technologies etc.) and Material Cost Optimisation (MCO) team
  • Following up / reporting productivity performance within own projects
  • Integrating Global Purchasing aspects into project teams and vice versa by providing relevant information in both directions

We are seeking a talented Buyer who can offer:

  • Team work orientation and international / intercultural sensitivity
  • Excellent IT skills: Advanced Excel (Look Ups/Pivot Tables/Macros)and MS Office in particular
  • Reliability, rigour and analytical mind-set
  • Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Able and prepared to travel internationally

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, driven Buyer with knowledge of managing strategic categories. In return for your procurement experience, this iconic Automotive Tier 1 will offer you:

  • Competitive salary & benefits package
  • Career development

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of strategic indirect category management and you are looking for a new career challenge, please apply today. If you have any questions about the strategic Buyer role, please contact Lisa Osborne at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446162 or email

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