Elevation Recruitment Group
Leeds, UK
04 Sep 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a manufacturing business based in Bradford with a turnover of £50m. The business seek to recruit a Buyer to join their existing supply chain team. The role of Buyer plays a critical role in managing c25-35 suppliers for c£5m spend across a broad portfolio.

Based in the Bradford area the Buyer will take responsibility of cost downs, cost avoidance, market analysis and product benchmarks for the customer service and sales teams, and lead the purchasing activity to source components to meet the specification requirements.

The role is part of an existing team who have extensive experience within the industry. The client is seeking individuals with a want to drive significant value propositions.

The Buyer duties will include:

*Take the ownership of the supply base leading negotiations with vendors to meet the needs of the business orders
*Seek to drive cost savings on the component parts and ensure OTIF across the products
*Support and drive solutions within your area of control, operational and new product launch
*Support the ERP/MRP system
*Enhance current plans supporting industry-leading KPIs
*Drive continual improvement in the way the team operates across the business to incorporate improved lean practices

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

*Ideally Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience - MCIPS/CIPS preferred
*Demonstrable track record in purchasing
*Excellent analytical skill
*Good to advanced Excel skills - Micros/Pivot tables
*Excellent material systems experience (or similar)
*Knowledge of working in supply markets
*Familiar with manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements
*Ability to obtain appropriate market intelligence, analyse and provide concise updates to key stakeholders
*Good verbal and written communication skills

If you want to discuss this position in more detail, please call Carl Walker at Elevation Recruitment Group on (phone number removed) or (phone number removed).

Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit (url removed)

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