Strategic Buyer

Cordant technical & Engineering
14 Sep 2018
15 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Strategic Buyer – £35,000 - £40,000 - Gloucestershire , 15% Bonus,Car or Allowance, Pension, and more

This is a superb opportunity for a candidate with a Buying background in ideally Electrical / Mechanical / Electromechanical or any 1st or 2nd tier automotive / aerospace industry to join a market leading corporate business with superb career progression opportunities!

Company Overview

This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading, global organisation with excellent career progression opportunities and a forward thinking attitude to work/life balance.

The company is a multiple award winning, multi-billion pound turnover business that are always growing and expanding. They have an excellent reputation as a business but also as an employer and are great advocates of promoting from within the ranks. They offer future opportunity to work globally should that be something you wish to do.

Role Outline

My client is looking for an experienced Strategic Buyer to join the Supply chain department of a manufacturing / assembly plant that has around 60,000 components on its books with around 25,000 live at any one time. These are spread over around 600 suppliers.

This arm of the business designs, engineers and manufactures measurement equipment for the utilities industry.The main products are Flow meters for the Water and Gas sector. These are assembled and in some cases made onsite with some of the components being bought in from suppliers.

The Strategic buyers role is to ensure all purchases are in line with the required specification, price range, delivery schedule and terms in global supplier base.

The role is site based but will involve some travel at times. The estimated split will be around 80% site based and 20% spent with suppliers.

The candidate will need a strong background in a similar buying role within a high volume manufacturing environment.

The site itself has around 250 staff working there from production staff to senior management. The business itself is very stable as it supplies into a recession proof market ( the utilities sector )

There is a very good team ethic in the office and the right candidate will need to fit in with that.

Responsibilities will include :

* You will be Managing a portfolio of approved suppliers and oversee their performance against expected.
* You will be analysing bids to ensure that the best solution is reached and negotiate with main suppliers.
* You will be expected to assist with any NPI projects by securing early supplier information and costings.
* You will need to be comfortable in dealing with supply orders, delivery and invoice processing as well as reports and updates in the SAP system.
* You will also be a main contact between suppliers and the factory and responsible for making sure that all updates and actions are reflected in the systems.
* Excellent communication skills.


* 5 Years Experience in a direct materials procurement position.
* Degree or equivalent in a related field.
* Strong attention to detail and problem solving skills.
* Strong negotiation skills
* Comfortable working with legal and contractual terms and language.
* SAP experience
* International experience within a corporate environment


* £35,000 - £40,000
* 15% Bonus
* Company car / Allowance
* 33 days holiday
* Matched company pension scheme up to 10%
* 37.5 hours per week
* Life cover

URGENT DEADLINE - Please apply to this position immediately if it is of interest.

Location –Eastington, Gloucestershire

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Cordant Group is an equal opportunities employer

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