Role details

Lead Buyer

Leighton Buzzard   •   £40,000 - £45,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Implement and Drive Buying Strategies
  • Based in Leighton Buzzard

About Our Client

Leading Manufacturing Business in the automotive sector, based in Leighton Buzzard

With a worldwide reputation, our client has a international reach and therefore best in class process.

Job Description

The role, in the automotive aerospace industry, will also encompass Lead Buyer responsibilities, specifically:

  • Together with the Supply Chain Manager, create and implement commodity strategies which meet programme objectives
  • Identifies potential suppliers for the Structures Business who may be able to offer new, innovative products in accordance with program objectives
  • Evaluates potential suppliers through an audit process
  • Works with the potential suppliers and the program team, identify opportunities to reduce weight and cost, and address quality issues
  • Maintains a minimal selection of suppliers with whom the business can adopt a true "partnership sourcing" approach to minimise cost and increase profit throughout the supply chain
  • With Supply Chain Manager and Company Lawyer, create and maintain appropriate supply agreements, leading the negotiation phase
  • Leads contract implementation with suppliers ensuring a Supply Chain FMEA is completed to assess and mitigate risks
  • Supports and works closely with the Tactical Procurement team to ensure supplier performance is in line with required and contracted terms

The Successful Applicant

The successful Lead Buyer will ideally have the following attributes:

  • Significant Materials Management background MRP, ERP etc
  • Experience in a Materials Management or similar environment
  • Able to demonstrate previous experience of designing and implementing supply chain strategies
  • Proven track record of achievement in a relevant position
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc) - (proficient in Excel using formulae & VLOOKUP)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and develop a team
  • Driven, with a will to develop new skills and progress within the Company

What's on Offer

Competitive Salary and Package.

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