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  • Location: Basford, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 15 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Buyer
  • Contact: Rachael Hart
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiry Date: 14 July 2022
  • Job Ref: 30518/001_1655201332



Stoke on Trent

Up to £45,000

  • Excellent benefits

  • Progression

  • Travel opportunities

The Role

As a Buyer you will be responsible for buying various categories and will work alongside a team of Buyers, reporting in to the Purchasing Manager. There are elements of domestic and international travel involved in this role.

Key responsibilities include -

  • Effectively build and manage relationships and in line with category strategies

  • Monitoring supplier performance using agreed metrics and be responsible for communication and monitoring of improvement plans

  • Managing costs (should-cost models, cost reductions, value creation, etc) and driving savings which will show in the P&L

  • Working closely with sales, business development and finance with regards to upcoming needs

  • Observing market tendencies (innovation, overall state of supplier market and vendors)

  • Letting rules of engagement with divisions / country organisations (including subsequent control of compliance)

The Person

Based in the Stoke on Trent area, as Buyer my client are looking for candidates with the below experience

  • Strong category management experience

  • A track record of supplier management

  • Automotive or Heavy Engineering experience

  • Experience of managing a large spend in a manufacturing environment

  • Proven ability to drive cost reduction projects and change throughout organisation

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to develop methodologies for collecting and analysing data

  • Strong negotiation skills and understanding of key contractual terms


  • Ideally Degree educated

  • MCIPS Preferred

The Business

The successful candidate will be joining a global organisation. This company have a fantastic track record for developing and investing in their people, facilities and systems. The business will support your personal development in this is role and there are plans in place to for promotion opportunities. This is a unique opportunity, if you are interested, please apply now!