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Virtual Human Resources
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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I am currently looking for a Buyer for one of our Yacht Manufacturing clients based in Oundle, Peterborough

They are offering either a contract or permanent position
ASAP Start
Long term contracts / Permanent opportunity
Job Summary

To manage a commodity group of products including sourcing of materials, negotiation and management of commercial contracts to enable the Company to run its supply chain function to meet its goals and objectives. You will work closely with the other areas of the business covering both direct and indirect categories as well as support the purchasing function across production.


Minimum 4+ years' experience of working as a buyer in a manufacturing environment
Experience of negotiating with suppliers
Excel - Intermediate level with the ability to analyse data
Experience using ERP/MRP systems (Syteline/INFOR preferred)
Job Duties:

Develop and maintain commodity strategies for a specific range of commodities, ensuring that Fairline is kept up to date on market place commercial and technical developments, as well as potential suppliers. Collaboration with other areas of the business on maintaining commodity strategies which meet the short and long term aims of the business.
Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities. Quickly assimilate supplier and Fairline processes in order to positively impact Procurement performance.
Confidently enter into total cost and contractual negotiations with current and potential suppliers.
Understand and apply tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships.
Manage supplier performance through vessel launch and regular build, ensuring that Quality, Cost and Delivery performance is maintained at high levels. In addition, provide enthusiasm and passion for driving continuous improvement in these metrics.
Provide Procurement/commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation's programme goals by applying a confident approach to teamwork.
Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality Approval.
Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally, as well as with the Supplier base, focusing on business 'Best Practice' initiatives.
Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary.
Lead and promote good supplier relationships.
Play an instrumental role in enabling the function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or ideally exceeding defined objectives.
Carry out any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job as requested by your line manager.
Complying with and upholding Company policies and procedures.
Undertaking any additional tasks as may be required from time to time.
All employees have a duty to co-operate with the employer under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and all other related regulations.

Educated to Degree level ideally
CIPS qualified (preferred)

Excellent communication skills with results driven attitude
Ability to work under pressure
If you are interested, please send your CV to or click APPLY NOW
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