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Senior Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsWest Midlands, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted06 December 2017

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A fantastic opportunity to work and develop within a global purchasing function

Whilst working for an innovative automotive supplier

Client Details

My client is a leading automotive company, Supplying innovative a leading part solutions to Major OEMs


  • Providing purchasing Europe regional support, actively taking part in regional activities, supplier meetings, commodity meetings and technology meetings.
  • Recommend global sourcing solutions based on data and facts collected.
  • Understand the business and product needs for pricing and sourcing and ensure that sourcing recommendations align within those parameters
  • Establish and execute strategy for assigned commodity.
  • Formulate annual business plans for achievement of cost reductions and year over year performance improvement
  • Monitor and mitigate any on-cost risks within the supply base, forecasting, negotiating and monitoring any risk through published documents and tracking documents
  • Manages and negotiates supply agreements that require improvements in supplier's cost, delivery, quality, order lead time, payment cycles, technology, and/or risk mitigation.
  • Drives supplier selection and leads supplier transitions.
  • Monitor compliance with supplier contractual requirements.
  • Identify opportunities for global leverage of volumes and purchasing power.
  • Ensure and monitor the results and contribution, of the assigned commodity, to departmental and corporate objectives
  • Presents special assignments results, project updates and such to Dana management as required.
  • Produce weekly reports to manager to show progress on key KPI’s, including savings, rationalisation, payment terms, quality, on time NPI etc
  • Actively lead supplier negotiations including ; leverage deals, resource activity, VAVE work
  • Provide support for internal and external stakeholders when the needs arise.


  • Proven record of cost savings
  • Problem solving skills are essential.
  • Well rounded individual whom is self aware and has the ability to adapt to the needs of the business
  • Good understanding of purchasing techniques and objectives
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Good understanding of managing projects
  • Intermediate Excel Skill set
  • An understanding of financial analysis concepts and budget management.
  • Happy to travel globally to meet business needs

Job Offer

A fantastic opportunity for career development. Within an innovative Business

Flexible salary

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