Role details


Walsall   •   £25,000 - £35,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Commercial Buyer
  • Market Leading Organisation

About Our Client

World leading organisation in their industry based in Staffordshire - they are looking to recruit a commercial buyer to improve and develop the growing procurement function.

Job Description

  • Provide leadership and mentoring support to buyers - commercial and technical
  • Support the Purchasing Manager on the monthly budget management process
  • Commodity responsibility including the leading of global Supplier Relationship Management for key suppliers
  • Develop and deploy commodity strategies
  • Implement Long Term Agreements, Development Agreements and Warranty Contracts with assigned suppliers
  • Cost Management - driving improved levels of transparency focussing on Quotation Analysis Forms
  • Cost reduction - achieving annual cost reduction targets and providing support to the buyers
  • Early Supplier Engagement - working within the New Product Introduction process to leverage QCIDM at product launch
  • Working with the Supplier Development Engineers on VA/VE and implementation of lean tools and techniques to improve Quality, Cost and Delivery performance
  • Supplier Nomination and Resourcing
  • Risk assessment for nominated supply chain to ensure Business Continuity
  • Work in conjunction with Advanced Engineering to agree cost targets and delivery of these through the NPI process
  • Co-ordinate supplier Innovation including Development Agreements and Technology Days

The Successful Applicant

  • I.T proficient - understanding of microsoft excel, word etc.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems.
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Track record of cost savings.
  • Good negotiations skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders.

What's on Offer

£25,000 - £32,000 + benefits.

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