Strategic Buyer

Barclay Meade
Leighton Buzzard
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A global manufacturing business with large value, long term sole supplier manufacturing and MRO contracts seek an engaged and proactive 'strategic' Senior Buyer with to join their Bedfordshire based UK engineering HQ.

A fantastic opportunity for procurement professional at strategic buyer / senior buyer level to a recognised specialist and market leader within sector systems manufacturing, integration and aftermarket MRO. The bedfordshire based design and production facility have lucrative sole supplier agreements in place both high in value and longevity which require a first class procurement and supply chain to allow high volume manufacture and delivery.

To support this the business has been restructuring and up-skilling it procurement function to lead more strategic procurement and supply chain development activity and has opportunity for a strategic buyer / senior level professional to join the division.

This will be a duel strategic and operational procurement delivery role for production commodities and tasked with developing strategic improvements across the international supply base inclusive of Cost reduction, supplier relationship and partnership development, NPI supplier selection and development to ensure a robust and cost ready future supply base.

This role with ideally suit a Strategic Buyer already proven yet wishing to take his or her career to the next level with a global manufacturing business which large scale UK (Bedfordshire) procurement and supply chain function able to offer and support further career development.

Location - Bedfordshire

Salary - £34000 - £38000 + benefits

Key strategic senior buyer experience and expertise required:
- Proven experience at strategic buyer / senior buyer capacity within technical manufacturing
- Demonstrable expertise across contractual negotiation, supplier relationship management and development
- Experience in managing an international supply base inclusive of LCC Asia-Pac supply management would be an advantage
- MCIPS, Degree or equivalent qualification advantageous
- Automotive, Aerospace or other high volume technical manufacturing sector experience
- Proven MRP / ERP materials management

To apply for this strategic senior buyer position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
To apply for this strategic senior buyer position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK