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Senior Buyer

Michael Page
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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Job Details

The Senior Buyer will be responsible procuring an assigned portfolio of raw materials and components whilst driving cost savings and service levels.

Client Details

Our client is a global manufacturer within the automotive industry, their site in Exeter has been committed to driving innovation and has over 50 years of experience in developing power units.


Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to;

Review material demand requirements to ensure component deliveries are scheduled in line with production requirements; reviewing, negotiating and issuing purchase orders and making necessary changes to requirements, schedule and price
Manage relationships with Suppliers ensuring best possible price, delivery, quality and overall service is achieved
Manage sourcing and tendering processes in line with production requirements
Engage with Engineers and NPD teams providing a voice for procurement, drive cost savings from early stages, manage expectations and provide market knowledge
Engage with suppliers managing negotiations
Manage suppliers, analyse performance against key measures
Understand assigned category and the market, mitigate risk where met and capitalise on opportunities where possibleProfile

The successful candidate will possess;

Demonstrable track record in in direct procurement
Proven track record in negotiating and delivering cost savings
Demonstrable background in sourcing electronic components
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Background in Automotive or manufacturing
Previous experience of managing suppliers Job Offer

Up to 50k depending on experience
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