Role details

Plastics Buyer

Staffordshire   •   £45,000 - £55,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Category Buyer - Plastics
  • Staffordshire - £45k

About Our Client

Manufacturing business based in Staffordshire.

Job Description

This is an end to end Procurement role, and key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop strategic sourcing strategies for key category spend areas
  • Manage all Procurement activity (cradle to grave) for the category
  • Deliver cost savings and continuous improvements across the supply chain
  • Liaise with Manufacturing teams to define technical specifications
  • Manage tender processes and supplier selection
  • Negotiate contractual agreements and commercial terms
  • Raise POs, expedite deliveries and resolve operational issues with the supplier base

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidates will have:

  • Detailed and demonstrable commodity exposure within plastics commodity sourcing
  • Previous experience as a Buyer within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Passion for continuous improvement and strategic Procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen, with confidence to negotiate and agreed contractual terms
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings
  • A technical understanding / appreciation (e.g. able to read engineering drawings)
  • Understanding of category strategy
  • MCIPS or part CIPS qualified

What's on Offer

£45,000 - £55,000

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