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Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Automotive & Transport Systems, Engineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£26,000 to £32,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted12 February 2018

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The Company/Role: I am currently recruiting a Buyer for a successful Manufacturing firm in North Leicestershire. Operating within a small team, but as part of a larger business, you will be offered the benefits of working within an SME alongside the opportunity of working in a PLC. The Buyer will play a pivotal role as part of the purchasing team in terms of developing processes and strategy to deliver direction and benefit to the business in terms of savings and profitability.

Your Career Progression: Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this Buyer will be provided autonomy in a supportive environment. You’ll be able to take ownership of your particular duties and given opportunity to develop your career through expanding your responsibilities, coupled with performance related career progression as you develop and the team grows.

Your Responsibilities: As Buyer, your role will be to establish strategic relationships with key suppliers and negotiate best terms (costs, lead times) with suppliers whilst maintaining quality. You’ll be developing and tracking KPIs for supplier performance and conducting a thorough analysis of spend, future requirements and current/future suppliers in order to maintain market share and continue quality levels. You’ll be operating cross-functionally (production, supply chain, finance, operations, technical) and engaging stakeholders and managing their expectations as well as continually updating relevant information and contracts regarding all things procurement!

To be successful in this role, you will need the following experience / attributes / qualifications:
- Manufacturing/Engineering background with a technical mindset; the ability to read/understand technical drawings and specifications would be advantageous
- Graduate calibre individual in addition to being CIPS qualified, studying towards the qualification or prepared to begin this – personal and professional development is encouraged in this forward thinking environment
- Strong commercial awareness demonstrated in purchasing functions, ideally within a multi-site environment
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage, engage with and influence stakeholders and suppliers at various levels
- A can do, solution-focused attitude with the ability to think outside the box and implement processes where necessary

The Interview Process: My client are looking to interview this month, and as such, the first stage of the process will be to meet me this/next week. If you fit the criteria described above, please get in touch for an initial conversation to find out more.

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