Senior Buyer

Nigel Wright
Newcastle Upon Tyne
14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company:

Nigel Wright's Supply Chain and Procurement Division are working exclusively with a market-leading engineering business to recruit a Senior Buyer.

The Role:

Reporting to a Buying Director, key challenges and areas of responsibility will include:

  • Procurement iron castings, electronics, sheet metal, forgings and specialist components
  • Supplier performance/relationship management (UK/Europe)
  • Contract/price negotiation - Securing long term supply agreements
  • Close liaison and procurement support for NPI/Projects
  • New supplier sourcing and onboarding (including subcontract)
  • Market research, identifying opportunities for VAVE, cost optimisation, vendor rationalisation (QCD)
  • 40-50% travel required

The Person:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Commodity procurement experience of Iron Castings essential
  • Procurement background from within an automotive environment desirable
  • Procurement experience within Engineering essential
  • Good understanding of SAP
  • Experience of managing international suppliers, excellent negotiation skills
  • Problem solver - innovative, dynamic, hands on
  • Self-sufficient, ambitious, self-starter who is able to multitask, prioritise and work efficiently
  • Ability to travel to 40-50%

Should you wish to hear further details of this exciting and challenging opportunity, please submit your CV.

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