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Strategic Buyer

Our client, based near Skipton, have a fantastic opportunity for a Strategic Buyer to join their team. Within the business there will be fantastic opportunities for training, career development and in this particular position - a chance to travel the world if desired. Operating in an engineering field and with anticipated growth into 2021 this position is likely to develop into a global commodity buyer over time.


The key responsibilities of this Strategic Buyer position near Skipton will be to:

  • Manage specific commodity groups (predominantly direct materials) - with a spend of c£5m initially.
  • Strategically develop these commodities with reference to cost, quality and delivery
  • Work closely with global project teams; NPD / NPI & global initiatives
  • Develop and improve supplier relationships
  • Initiate strong stakeholder management with supply chain and engineering teams.


Ideally the successful candidate for this position of Strategic Buyer will have:

  • Held a position within strategic purchasing in a Manufacturing and Production environment (any commodity group considered)
  • Significant achievements relating to cost saving initiatives
  • Good examples of individual and team performance-related achievements
  • A can-do attitude - influencing is key.
  • An analytical mindset coupled with confidence in negotiation and commercial output.

Job Offer

A competitive salary of £35,000-£40,000 with the view to an increase in this over the first 12-18 months as responsibilities increase.

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Job Type
£35000 to £40000 Per Annum
Career Level
Experienced (4 years +)
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