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Job Title

Senior Buyer - Electronics

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, Worcestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted25 October 2017

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An exciting role has come up within an automotive supplier. You will play a senior role within the electronics purchasing function.

Client Details

A pioneering supplier within the automotive industry.


As the Senior Buyer withing electronics you will:
  • Aid in the design and roll out of the local and international purchasing strategy.
  • Negotiate and manage suppliers on lead-time, cost and quality.
  • Manage and handle project order requisitions for the project teams.
  • Assist with the purchasing requirements throughout the company regarding consumables and maintenance parts.
  • Assist Sales when answering customer RFQ’s
  • Urge suppliers on delivery schedules to ensure on-time deliveries of final product.
  • Update systems with current information.
  • Actively review the supplier base to ensure consistency with the businesses changing requirements
  • Ensure commercial and contractual compliance's in all the procurement transactions.
  • Assist with resolving any invoice queries
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirement documentation
  • Communicate internally about all changes from suppliers
  • Complete Financial checks on Supplier
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce cost and improve effectiveness


The successful candidate will:
  • Have 3+ years of experience as a Buyer, preferably in the automotive / engineering industry
  • Good supplier management
  • Knowledge of electronic active and passive component types, values, packages, and basic specifications.
  • Good communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Working experience of SAP essential
  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings.
  • Ability to gather and analyse data and to work with figures
  • MCIPS qualified or at least working towards/intent to do so

Job Offer

Competitive Salary

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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