Strategic Buyer

Hinckley Permanent
  • Join a highly-successful manufacturing client and global market leader!
  • My manufacturing client are offering full support towards CIPS

About Our Client

A global leading industrial manufacturer based in Leicestershire who have established themselves as a true player within industry, looking to bolster their high-performance team with another Strategic Buyer.

Job Description

  • Identify, negotiate and implement collaborative relationships with our key/ partnership suppliers where appropriate.
  • Negotiate and implement contracts through a range of tendering processes to support the business requirements
  • Develop a clear strategy for the specifically owned commodity areas to deliver the short/medium/long term requirements of the business and ensure suppliers are capable of the requirements
  • Together, as part of the group commission and through a clear commodity approach leverage the wider group spend and develop true supplier partnership relationships both in the UK and internationally
  • Resolving day to day supply issues to ensure component parts arrive in time as part of the procurement process
  • Negotiate lead-times across the whole of our supplier base (Far East and local) to maximise inventory. Together with Supply Chain expedite deliveries where required to support production
  • To provide ongoing support to the Manufacturing, Design, Marketing, Engineering and support teams through sourcing strategies and pricing forecasts along with key commodity analysis activities
  • Work closely with supply chain to ensure suppliers are contracted and delivering to plan and optimising inventory.

The Successful Applicant

  • Exprience within a Strategic Buyer role or similar, with a background in manufacturing or engineering
  • Skilled with data analysis and commodity analysis
  • A high-level understanding of procurement and sourcing processes, including contract negotiations and key performance indicators.
  • Skilled negotiator adept at managing complex negotiations to realise efficiency's within the supply chain, identifying and leveraging new supplier relationships in the UK and/or internationally.
  • Numerate, with good accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Additional language would be beneficial.
  • Must be self-disciplined to work to tight deadlines and within set processes and procedures.
  • Persuasive, Self-motivated, organised.
  • Happy to use own initiative and good team player, capable to work under limited supervision
  • Good verbal and written communicator (develop plans and overviews)
  • Work effectively with other departments to achieve the best result for the business as a whole.
  • Must be willing to work extra hours in season to manage fluctuation, seasonal customer demand where required.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary and benefits package Inc. 9% matched pension
  • 4 days on-site, one day from home
  • Exceptional L&D offering Inc. CIPS support
  • Excellent training and development
Holly Antonia Butler
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Phone number
+44 115 948 6493

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Holly Antonia Butler
Consultant phone
+44 115 948 6493
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