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Buyer & Senior Buyer

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

  • Sectors:

    Direct/Indirect Procurement

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Richard Nelson

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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    Richard Nelson


£35,000 - £40,000

Senior Buyer

£40,000 - £50,000


West Midlands

Two exciting opportunities have arisen to join a leading Automotive supplier based in the West Midlands area area at both Buyer and Senior Buyer level. Due to continued growth, the business is expanding their Procurement team which has resulted in the roles coming to market. The business has state of the art facilities and can offer genuine opportunities for progression and development.

The business are well positioned with the role being commutable from most areas in the West Midlands including Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Derby and southern parts of Stoke.

The Role

Reporting to the Purchasing Director, as a Buyer / Senior Buyer for this leading Automotive supplier in the West Midlands area, you will be challenged with taking cost out of the business and the supply base, through operational and strategic purchasing activity.

Your role will involve understanding of supplier performance in respect to their new product introduction, quality, cost, risk and management. You will be visiting suppliers and using initiative and industry knowledge to build on relationships. Key responsibilities will likely include;

  • Ensuring that materials are purchased at the most competitive prices worldwide, on time and to the required specifications

  • Driving forward quality improvements and compliance

  • Working closely with developers, engineers and the project team for supplier exit strategies

  • Leading reviews and negotiating with global suppliers

The Person

We are looking to recruit both a Buyer and experienced Senior Buyer for our client in the West Midlands area. The ideal candidate will need to have strong communication and stakeholder management skills. Key requirements for the role will include;

  • 3 years + experience of purchasing in an technical engineered environment, some exposure to Automotive however is essentaial

  • An engineering related degree and preferably MCIPS qualified

  • Strong internal and external Stakeholder engagement skills

  • Strong ERP/MRP and IT skills (excel)

  • An understanding of international sourcing

  • Buyer - some strategic procurement experience required, Senior Buyer - strong strategic procurment and category management experience

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. My client are keen to make the right appointment as soon as possible, so if keen please get in touch!