Senior Buyer

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    £45k - 50k per year

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    Nima Mahmoudi

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    01384 446152

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    about 1 month ago

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Senior Buyer
£45,000 - £50,000

A talented Senior Buyer with a proven track record and knowledge of strategic procurement across direct and indirect commodities is required by a global tier one Automotive business. Supplying a portfolio of major OEMs this organisation is looking to grow its UK procurement team, based in Staffordshire. We are seeking a talented Senior Buyer with experience of global sourcing within a high volume, fast paced manufacturing environment. As Senior Buyer you will be required to:

  • Oversee and manage commodities including Mass Production, New Product Introduction and Engineering Changes to ensure cost competitiveness.
  • Activities include Negotiation, New Supplier Introduction, New Part Introduction, Supplier Evaluation and Risk Management, Project Management and Quotation Evaluation.
  • Ensure KPI's and procedures are met and advise where needed.
  • Compile and implement overall Commodity Strategy over the next 1-5 years.
  • Identification of best cost through QAF analysis using various techniques i.e. benchmarking, market knowledge, comparison against previous quotes/parts.
  • Control and manage prices changed by various triggers (ECI, Raw Material).
  • Achieve departmental targets (Cost Reduction, New Product Introduction Timings and cost expectations) and other personal KPI's.
  • Evaluate and implement VA/VE, working with other departments as necessary.
  • Investigate new suppliers to ensure they are financially stable with sufficient resources to meet the needs of automotive sector and sign up to self- bill payment method.
  • Support regional EU cost negotiations.
  • Responsible for strategically procuring a range of functional commodities.

As a Senior Buyer, ideally you will have experience of working within a medium/high volume fast paced manufacturing environment (Automotive advantageous) and:

  • Demonstrable procurement experience within an Automotive tier 1 or OEM
  • Strategic thinking to identify opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Understanding of product/component evaluation and functionality requirements.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent project management skills and experience.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, driven Senior Buyer with knowledge of managing key commodities, global sourcing and strong project management skills.

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of strategic global commodity management and you are looking for a new career challenge, please apply today.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

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