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Senior Buyer

  • Location: Stafford
  • Salary: £30 - 31 per hour per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Off-Highway
  • Function: Purchasing and procurement
  • Contact: Kate Stevens
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446130
  • Expiry Date: 22 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 59065




Up to £31.00 p/h (Inside IR35)

6 Month Contract

Exciting opportunity for a Buyer to join a world leading manufacturing company based in Stafford.

You will be responsible for managing procurement activity for their engine manufacturing facility.

Your role will involve the local management of a number of suppliers and components for both current production and new engines currently under development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible and accountable for the implementation of a local sourcing strategy
  • Managing policies, agreements, special purchasing programs; and supporting specific Product line(s) NPI programs
  • Provide leadership for cost reduction, sourcing, logistics and resource management.
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing
  • Liaison with corresponding Category Buyers and Buyers in our India Manufacturing Facility.
  • Provide purchasing solutions and deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock.

Key skills and experiences:

  • Degree educated or equivalent experience within a Purchasing role.
  • Previous experience in managing a supplier base.
  • Demonstrate procurement excellence through working closely with both internal departments and the suppliers.
  • Demonstrate leadership in implementing cost reduction projects, supply chain optimisation and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.
  • Ability to lead teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions
  • Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills
  • Effective communicator in written and oral form
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience of managing global suppliers.
  • Professional certification in Purchasing or Supply Chain.

Interested in the above role?

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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.