Buyer - Freight/Logistics

Recruiter
Robert Walters
Location
Cheshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
29 Jun 2019
Ref
1167994837
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A raw materials manufacturer are currently hiring a Buyer to specialise in all Logistics/Freight procurement to enhance their global supply chain. This business are one of the global leaders for the area they specialise in, and have seen a sharp increase to profit figures and share price in recent years.

Key Responsibilities:

- Develop a procurement strategy for freight/logistics procurement across the EMEA and ASPAC regions, inline with the business needs

- Develop relationships with already approved freight companies and negotiate profitable rates

- Source new freight suppliers across the globe, carrying out in-depth audits before they are approved

- Create and monitor supplier KPIs, identifying performance and supply issues

- Work in collaboration with suppliers to "iron out" issues and ensure efficiency

- Work with other teams within the business to draft documents for despatch and delivery

- Develop strong relationships with UK based logistics business, ensuring smooth and reliable deliveries to other UK based sites

- Work in accordance with the company rules and regulations

Your Requirements:

- Stakeholder engagement at all levels

- Strong communication skills, with confidence in negotiating better rates/prices

- Experience of procurement within a freight/logistics environment

- Keen eye for continuous improvement of all procurement processes

- Proficiency with Mircosoft Office Suites

- Able to accurately record and measure data, and report to senior management

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