Senior Buyer

Randstad Inhouse Services
£48000 - £50000/annum Benefits
11 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have experience of working in a strategic purchasing role?

Do you have excellent interpersonal, negotiation and organisation skills?

Are you able to work in a fast paced, team orientated environment?

If so, you could be perfect for this role. We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Buyer for one of the world's premier global automotive suppliers. Our client is establishing a brand new, state of the art facility in the Telford area in which they will specialise in high pressure die-casting that will design and build medium to large aluminium automotive components.

The Senior Buyer will report into the Purchasing Manager and will be responsible for the full 360 supplier management process which will include:

* Request for Proposals
* Contract Negotiations
* Drive Cost Savings
* Building Relationships

The responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

* Manage sourcing requirements as per business needs
* Deal with departmental heads to understand sourcing requirements
* Work alongside the Purchasing team to achieve the companies strategic vision and targets
* Lead RFQ's, vendor selection and contract negotiations with potential and existing suppliers
* Review, draft and negotiate contracts and SLA's
* Review the market to ensure the company is using the best suppliers
* Manage suppliers, drive cost reduction and monitor/manager performance through regular reviews and KPIs
* Track spend, budget and make cost reductions where necessary without reducing quality
* Identify areas of continuous improvement
* Assist in other ad-hoc projects where required

Successful candidates will have the following:

* Previous experience in a strategic purchasing role
* Experience in managing long term agreements with suppliers
* Achieved (or studying towards) CIPS
* Bachelors Degree in Business (Desirable)

If you're interested in applying for this role, please do not hesitate. Send us your CV and if we feel you match the role, a member of our excellent recruitment team will be in touch to discuss your application