Procurement Buyer - OTE £45K

Direct Appointments
11 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is looking for a number of direct buyer professionals to manage the end-to-end procurement within one of our clients various Buyer Sections. As a successful candidate you will be responsible for negotiating the costs of a specific commodity part, focusing on manufacturing best practice, VA/VE and exchange rate analysis etc.

What our client can offer you a Procurement Buyer:
• You’ll be part of a dedicated procurement team that is split between various sections, each responsible for direct procurement of essential commodities required to enable production;
• As a Buyer you will have the opportunity to make large cost savings in a global business and develop skills to unlock these opportunities;
• You will work closely with a leading engineering business and understand how a product/cost is conceived and matured up to mass production start;
• There will be opportunities to travel to Japan to hone these skills and visit the supply base on a regular basis to fully understand their business and effects;
• As part of the Procurement and Logistics team you will have the opportunity to work across different sections;
• You will have the support of some very dedicated procurement professionals and you’ll be learning skills that are unique within their industry.

To be considered for the position of Procurement Buyer, you must have:
• Strong communication and negotiation skills.
• Direct category purchasing, procurement and/or buyer experience.
• Ability to provide clear and regular cost reporting to Senior Management.
• Previous purchasing experience at Buyer level within a fast-paced automotive or manufacturing or engineering environment.
• Ability to manage individual tasks in line with specific deadlines.
• Be able to analyse data, input data into structured XL sheets and interpret data to ensure correct input.

It would advantageous to have:
• CIPS qualification or working towards – although not essential
• Understand and apply the tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships
• Understanding of how a cost of manufactured part is derived (key cost drivers).

You will receive a competitive salary negotiable depending on qualifications and relevant level of experience, paid overtime, 25 days holiday, private medical care, discount vouchers, medical and dental plan, generous pension scheme, childcare vouchers and the opportunity to purchase all company products at a generously discounted rate

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