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Senior Buyer - Automotive

Job Title

Senior Buyer - Automotive

Reference13909929001_374982
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Manufacturing
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityWoking
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted07 June 2018

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Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this is an exciting and unique opportunity to join the purchasing team. This is a rare opening to join an exclusive automotive environment which is undergoing a transformation and rapid growth in response to its critically acclaimed global products and best-in-class performance.



Client Details



A leading Automotive business



Description

  • Life-cycle responsibility and autonomy for delivering high quality, value for money products/components and services to the business, utilising robust and objective nomination and sourcing processes that represent best-in-class practices.
  • Accountability for cost and budget management for multi-million pound direct-spend portfolios.
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance in complex commercial and contractual relationships with a good understanding of legal contracts.
  • Establish relationships and long term development plans with suppliers based upon common goals and objectives.
  • Ensure supplier requirements and concerns are fully understood and ensure these are fed back during the appropriate stages to the appropriate stakeholders.
  • Provide strong and robust leadership; working within your own functional area as well as the wider business.





Profile

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Ability to lead negotiations and support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects
  • Strong leadership qualities and excellent influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable commercial success within an Automotive and / or manufacturing environment is desired, but willing to consider all industries with the right competencies gained.
  • Excellent organisational skills, deadline adherence and exceptional attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent motivational, coaching and leadership skills.
  • Ability to create / lead and energise a team to deliver superior results, continuous process improvement.
  • Able to act under pressure with calmness, clarity of thought and decisive authority.
  • The determination to drive forward the business to ‘Best in Class’ performance standards.
  • Must be capable of lateral thinking and be able to make structured and objective decisions.
  • Able to demonstrate a methodical approach towards problem solving.
  • A high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles
  • Results driven and the ability to deliver against aggressive targets to achieve the overall business objectives
  • A flexible approach to working hours and practices is necessary
  • Experience of launch management / new model integration
  • Ability to play a lead role in contract implementation and management
  • Good working knowledge of manufacturing and quality processes
  • Proven supply chain management and procurement experience, dealing with both small and large value organisations





Job Offer

Competitive salary and package

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