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Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£25,000 to £35,000 per annum
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 November 2018

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Buyer / £30,000 - £35,000 / Chorley

Your new company

You will join a global organisation.

Your new role
  • Creating and implementing procurement strategies
  • Supplier negotiations.
  • Strategic spend analysis.
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Manage cost reduction strategies through to completion.
  • Identify and mitigate supply and commercial risks throughout the Implementation process.
  • Negotiate all the key commercial data and supplier agreements relative to a specific project.
  • Implement supplier rebates.

What you'll need to succeed

You will be a proven Procurement professional who can showcase a commercial and dynamic approach to deliver cost savings and supplier improvements. Sector experience in Automotive, Beverage/Food, Rail, Utilities, MRO or Defence would be beneficial. You will also be able to demonstrate the following-
  • Experience in implementing commodity sourcing strategies.
  • Able to work efficiently to tight timescales
  • Professional and Ethical in approach.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels across all media.
  • Demonstrable track record in managing direct relationships with major suppliers.
  • Good understanding of supply chain management and procurement, including best practise purchasing and sourcing tools and techniques.
  • Proven and experienced negotiator.
  • Understanding of ERP or MRP functionality.

What you'll get in return

You will get a competitive salary plus benefits. The role would begin on a 12 Month Fixed Term Contract basis with potential to lead into a permanent role.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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