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Temporary Project Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£170 to £230 per day
LocationsHampshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted08 February 2019

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A leading manufacturing and production business based in Southampton is looking for a Temporary project buyer to join their team on a temporary basis.

Client Details

My client is a leading manufacturing and production company looking to recruit on a temporary basis a Temporary Project Buyer to join their team on a rolling contract basis based in Southampton.


The key responsibilities for the Temporary Project Buyer Role based in Southampton are:

•Willing to take a steering role in the local project supply chain team as well as a contributor in day to day operational buying activities.

•Working with the relevant APC’s to implement the One supply chain strategy.

•Ensure clear visibility for the team in terms of assigned projects and workload.

•Establish, limit, maintain and develop the supplier matrix portfolio in consultation with strategic procurement, engineering, operations and service.

•Drive continuos improvement within the supply base and deliver cost reduction and quality enhancement projects.

•Monitor, drive and improve upon KPI’s; report spend data to Global Operations.


The successful candidate for the Temporary Project Buyer role based in Southampton will have the following skill set:

•Graduate background with extensive Knowledge in an operational procurement environment, preferably in mechanical / electrical engineering with a project bias.

•You must have a good technical insight or have worked closely within project and engineering teams before.

•You must have an effective understanding of how business works, competent negotiation and commercial skills, and able to work and perform at a fast pace with minimal supervision.

•A self starter, you will have very good organisation, communication/presenting skills and like to work with people in a cross cultural, matrix environment.

•Fluent in other languages is an advantage. Knowledge of MS Office applications and of ERP systems

•Willingness to travel on a regular basis.

Job Offer

This leading manufacturing and production business based in Southampton are offering the chance for a Temporary Project Buyer to join their team on a rolling contractual basis.

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