Role details

Commodity Buyer

Manchester   •   £30,000 - £35,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Influential position within an innovative manufacturing base
  • UK and Global customer and supply base

About Our Client

Our client is a leading manufacturer within the electrical installation sector.

Job Description

As a Commodity Buyer, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and conducting contract and price negotiations for direct material commodities with a spend of approx. £20mil
  • Generate, document and implement savings
  • Define and implement Procurement strategies based on conducted demand, market and supplier analysis whilst maintaining quality requirements
  • Implementing alternative procurement sources to minimise stock replacement times, inventory levels and costs.
  • Maintain regular contact with stakeholders partners
  • Monitoring the national and international market to bring new suppliers, product derivatives, and product innovations into the purchasing portfolio
  • Producing price forecasts for direct material and supply basic
  • Undertake supplier management to gain the best suppliers and guarantee an optimum supply chain utilising standard processes.
  • Work closely with Internal Customers to ensure customer care and early involvement in product development, including the setup and management of working group to influence and optimise internal processes and procedures.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal Commodity Buyer, will be:

  • Strong background in Procurement and Cross functional environments.
  • Working knowledge of a global supply base (ideally China)
  • Exposure to outsourced manufacturing
  • Had exposure to implementing Commodity strategies and Procurement Tools.

What's on Offer

Circa £35,000

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