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Strategic Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorAerospace & Defence, Manufacturing
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted20 February 2018

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The Strategic Buyer uses expertise for a range of purchasing activities, including pricing and negotiating with suppliers to reach highest quality at best value. Performs complex purchasing activities, while ensuring procurement procedures are in compliance with government laws, regulations and management objectives.

Client Details

My client is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 11,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East.


The key responsibilities for the strategic buyer are:

• Performs complex purchasing activities including pricing, volume discounts, negotiating terms and long-term contracts with suppliers, and delivery of goods\services
• Negotiates best terms (price, delivery, and payment terms) with suppliers, while maintaining efficient output of purchase orders, to reach highest quality at best value
• Establishes source selection criteria for evaluation of quotations including target pricing
• Evaluates quotations received from prospective suppliers and makes decisions regarding award of purchase orders
• Implements formal and legal contractual documentation into the purchase orders, encompassing all corporate and government requirements
• Resolves discrepancies between purchase order requirements and supplier performance
• Ensures compliance to government laws, regulations and procurement policies and procedures
• Identifies problem areas, initiates corrective action and establishes problem resolution dates in a timely manner
• Maintains current and accurate purchase order data in the purchasing system (e.g. delivery dates, pricing, change orders)
• Other responsibilities as assigned
• Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
• Regular, consistent and punctual attendance is required. May need to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and additional hours as necessary


The successful candidate for this manufacturing and production business will be;
  • CIPS or Degree Educated
  • Knowledge of tendering and RFQ activities
  • SAP Experienced
  • Demonstrate achievments from a previous strategic purchasing environement.
  • Able to live/commute to Loughborough.

Job Offer

The Strategic Buyer in Loughborough will, in return, experience a very competitive salary, fantastic progression opportunities and the ability to make changes to an entire commodity - value stream.

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