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Senior Buyer

  • Location

    Towcester, Northamptonshire

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Lisa Osborne

  • Contact email:

    lisa.osborne@jonlee.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH49252

  • Expiry date:

    25/11/2018

A Senior Buyer is required for an SME automotive business involved in the manufacture of hand built automotive vehicles. Due to increased demand for its latest vehicle concept the company is looking to develop new procurement processes and a strategy that will deliver improved quality, cost and delivery targets.

The Role:

You will be required to develop a procurement strategy that can be applied to a low to medium volume, hand built, vehicle assembly environment. This is an exciting opportunity to join a small business with an exciting product concept and play a leading role in the development of a procurement strategy that will deliver cost savings and create packages against which suppliers can quote. Ideally, you will have a good understanding of whole vehicle build assembly environment and have a broad range commodity/component experience.

The Person:

We are seeking a talented procurement professional who can offer a track record of achievement that demonstrates an ability to develop and define procedures and objectives with a strong focus on securing commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels from suppliers. You will offer:

  • Previous purchasing experience within an automotive environment, ideally low volume build environment.
  • Understanding of the strategic role of procurement, with the ability to work as part of a small team in a hands on environment.
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks, effective time management and analytical skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

This is an exciting and challenging role, the opportunity to be part of a growing business. This is a newly created position, seen by the Senior Management team as an integral appointment. Interested? Please contact Lisa directly on 01384 446162 or email your latest CV and contact details .