Indirect Materials Buyer - Graduate Opportunity

Recruiter
djs executive search limited
Location
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Salary
25000.0000
Posted
08 Jun 2017
Closes
08 Jul 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

With its leading edge technology, this highly innovative, multi-billion pound turnover, global, manufacturing / engineering group now requires an Indirect Materials Buyer to support the implementation of a number of improvement initiatives within its European procurement function.

This role would be suitable for either a recent graduate or someone shortly due to graduate, who is looking to develop their career in a commercially focused, buying/procurement role.

The Role:

As the Indirect Materials Buyer, you would be reporting to the European Indirect Procurement Director and working within a fast paced, technology driven environment.

You will supporting the European regional indirect procurement teams to deliver reductions in their indirect annual spend, with a view to improving profitability. The role responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • supporting the relationship management of key Europe-wide indirect material suppliers across multi-region categories
  • identifying and sharing best practices across the region
  • reviewing historical spend and category data
  • developing the business case with the regions to support the adoption of indirect procurement processes
  • involvement in the implementation of procurement tools and processes across the region


The Candidate:

Ideally of graduate standard, preferably from within a technical, business, commercial or engineering based discipline, candidates will also be able to demonstrate that they:

  • have some previous work experience, ideally from within a procurement environment
  • have an understanding and awareness of ERP systems and source-to-pay systems
  • have excellent IT skills with a good understanding of general PC packages, in particular Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • have excellent attention to detail
  • have the ability to clearly prioritise workloads and tasks, and be used to multi-tasking
  • have excellent communication skills and can be flexible, creative and thrive in a challenging environment
  • are an organised and pro-active individual, who demonstrates a positive and professional attitude
  • are able to work as part of a team or under their own initiative to meet required targets and deadlines
  • sound project management skills

Applicants should note that there will be extensive travel within the European region with this role.