Role details

Lead Buyer - Textile, TSS and Plant Buyer UK

Cardiff   •   £40,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Market Leading Manufacturer of Medical Equipment
  • Reporting to the Commodity Sourcing Manager

About Our Client

Based just outside of Cardiff my client is easily accessible via the M4 and if crossing the Toll bridge from Bristol you are around an hour away.

Due to continued growth throughout the business a position has become available for a Lead/Senior/Strategic Buyer to join their UK Operations Management Team.

Job Description

Reporting to the Commodity Sourcing Manager you are responsible for direct material costs for all product lines within all categories and responsible for evaluating the opportunities to reduce material cost to improve top line and margins. You will define the sourcing strategy based on the product road-map and the products market position.

  • Accountable for working cross functionally to resolve suppliers related quality and supply chain issues
  • Negotiate pricing, contract and delivery terms for all purchased finished medical devices and components within the categories
  • Act as sourcing project leader for the New Production Introduction in the responsible product ranges
  • You will play a vital role in resource planning for the 3 years product road-map
  • Responsible for identifying the communication need and implementing a periodic supply chain review mechanism with plant managers, quality, product category and engineering.

For more information please call the number on the bottom of this advertisement.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for this position you will need to tick the following boxes:

  • 10+ years background in a similar role, ideally in the Medical industry - This is preferable not essential
  • Degree educated
  • Background within a multi-cultural sourcing/purchasing environment
  • Leadership and team management exposure - 1 report to you
  • Possess a good deal of Gravitas and personal presence
  • Excellent communicator
  • Excellent Negotiator
  • Commercial acumen
  • IT Literate

What's on Offer

A highly competitive salary is available starting at £40,000 plus a 10% annual bonus, holidays, pension and Life Assurance

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