Buyer -Steel and Castings

Durham, County Durham
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Adecco Durham is currently recruiting for a Category Buyer (Steel and Castings) in the County Durham area.
Our client who is a well established manufacturer is looking to offer a Permanent role.
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience) plus Pension and Travel expenses.
This will be a Permanent day shift position working a minimum of 39 hours per week.
This role may require the flexibility to travel throughout the world.
*Commodity group purchase steel and castings
*Active contribution of cost reduction programs and growth programs with new projects
*Yearly price negotiations of serial products
*Negotiation and contract design in coordination with the superior Category Manager
*Creating of the Total Cost Comparison including supplier recommendation
*Creating of Sourcing Boards presentation and presentation of a suitable decision
*Compliance with an implementation of purchasing processes including formal framework conditions
*Orientation of all measures and decisions to purchasing management KPIs
*Purchase responsibly for selected suppliers including price negotiations and target agreements (Supplier Host)
*Benchmark surveys on the purchasing volume in order to deduce savings potential and supplier strategy
*Functional reporting to the Regional Category Manager Castings
*Will be measured on cost savings, delivery performance and parts per million

*Must have a commercial and/or technical degree
*Will have had at least 2 years' experience of working in a similar role
*Must be computer literate with a very good knowledge in the use of MS-Office, SAP and SRM
*Must have very good English skills (oral and written)
*Must have knowledge of purchase methods and tools as well as project management
*Ideally will have steel and castings product and system knowledge
*Will ideally have knowledge of the automotive industry

Candidate Specification

*Must be able to travel widely throughout the world
*Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
*Must be an ambitious self-starter
*Must have an analytical approach to their daily work
*Must have excellent interpersonal and Intercultural skills Must be reliable and trustworthy

Adecco are an equal opportunities employer.

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.