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Senior Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAutomotive & Transport Systems, Engineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing
Salary£40,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 January 2018

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Reporting to the Head of Supply chain - Europe with full responsibility for direct material spend. The Senior Buyer will be responsible for developing and rationalising the supply base across multiple sites, whilst delivering cost reduction programs and Managing Contract / price negotiations.

Client Details

My client is global automotive business and a market leader in the area they manufacture in.


  • Responsible for all commercial dealings with suppliers
  • Evaluation and selection of suppliers based upon quality, delivery & cost.
  • Negotiation of pricing and terms with suppliers.
  • Raising purchase orders from MRP reports.
  • Management reporting –PPV, cost down activity.
  • Project Management of transfer projects and cost down initiatives.
  • Management of NPI across Multiple sites.
  • Responsible for budgeting and analysis of financial forecasts based upon given targets.
  • Lead cost reduction programs for defined category spend
  • Develop current and future new product strategies with engineering to optimize costs.


  • Min five years’ procurement experience within a manufacturing environment, demonstrating team leadership skills
  • CIPS qualification or equivalent preferred.
  • Successfully delivered tangible cost down projects.
  • Financially strong and confident in excel & other financial management tools.
  • Experience of working in cross-functional projects.
  • Excellent negotiation skills, internal and external.
  • Ability to build good working relationships quickly
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Must have a good understanding of MRP Purchasing reports.
  • Able to think strategically and develop creative and innovative improvement ideas.

Job Offer

£40,000 - £45,000 + wider benifits

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