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Job Title

Lead Project Buyer

RecruiterButler Ross
Industry SectorEngineering, Manufacturing, Other
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted17 September 2018

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Lead Project Buyer

A fantastic opportunity for a Lead Project Buyer has arisen to join a bespoke engineering company in Banbury, with a salary range of £40-45k. Looking for a strong Project Buyer, or someone who has worked in a NPI or NPD procurement role would be perfect for this role. The company boasts excellent benefits, on site amenities and a flexible working scheme.

Candidates will have previous experience within purchasing or procurement specifically within a technical manufacturing environment and Ideally with Prototypes, New Product, product Development and bespoke technical products.


Role responsibilities of the Purchasing Team Leader include:

Being a Key contact and support for Projects
Coordination of purchase-related initiatives within projects, creating and approving Purchase Orders.
Cost management in compliance with project targets/milestones within purchasing processes and guidelines as applicable
Collaborates with internal stakeholders on a local level (e.g. project manager, material planner and demand owner)
Lead, Mentor and Support junior team members
Lead Negotiations from tender/bid Stage
Benchmarking and Cost downs on long term suppliers
Implementing Long term agreements with key suppliers

Vendor Management across global and local supply chain
Coordination of process within procurement in compliance with procurement guidelines
Support of projects from the acquisition phase to final project delivery in all purchasing related issues for projects as well as delivery-time and material control

Support the project team in the preparation of Customer presentations and events

Contract management

Managing Quotations from Design Phase to Implementation
Develop and implement appropriate sourcing strategies


Person Specification of the Purchasing Team Leader:


Experience in a procurement or logistics function preferably within an engineering in a project related industry
Excellent negotiation skills
Ability to work under own initiative and to work well under pressure
Effective written and spoken communication
Ability to deal with external and internal clients at all levels
Proven track record in delivering projects and cost savings


Up to £45k

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Project Buyer, Sourcing Specialist, Senior Buyer, Commodity Manager, NPI/NPD Team Leader, Category Manager, NPI/NPD Buyer


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Recruiter: Butler Ross
Tel: +44 (0)23 8070 0263
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