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Technical Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£35,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsWest Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted14 March 2018

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Responsible for timely delivery of all Materials and Services to site in accordance with the constraints & lead-times agreed between the business and the suppliers.

Client Details

My client is an established, growing ftse 100 business who is a market leader within their specialist field.


  • Create and implement category sourcing strategies utilising Category Management process
  • Manage all commercial aspects of sourcing - spend analysis, tendering and business award
  • Source and evaluate new products to promote cost savings and efficiency's
  • Negotiate, implement and maintain supplier framework agreements
  • Undertake Supplier performance reviews as deemed necessary in order to maintain Supplier performance levels for Quality, Cost, Delivery
  • Responsible for driving and implementing Supplier Development programmes for category preferred Suppliers
  • Drive cost reduction, VAVE activity and report all cost saving activity against agreed targets
  • Supply Chain lead and support to cross divisional projects and initiatives
  • Responsible for the timely conversion of requisitions to purchase orders through to purchase order placement
  • Obtain written confirmation of agreed delivery dates by means of securing formal purchase order acknowledgements


  • Proven experience of category buying within a complex Engineering/Technical manufacturing environment, including Low Cost and Best Cost sourcing.

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications

  • Machining/machine parts knowledge is essential

  • Knowledge of Purchasing Workflow/SRM systems a distinct advantage.

  • Familiar with problem solving tools and techniques, problem resolution and driving the overall countermeasure proposal process.

  • Experience working across numerous projects and working closely with an international supply base and multiple cultures.

Job Offer

£35,000 - £40,000 + benefits

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