A Manufacturing business is currently looking to recruit a Senior Buyer to join their successful growing team based in Staffordshire. The team are responsible for over £100m in spend and work with suppliers globally.
They are looking for a Senior Buyer, with a background in managing the spend for components.
You will be responsible for selecting, agreeing and managing a range of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers mainly from the Automotive Industry. You will develop relationships with these suppliers to deliver value and benefits to the business, the client and supply partners.
Developing, implementing and deliver the required Category Management activities for Project operations
Applying effective procurement practices to result in achieving improved terms with suppliers, adoption of a preferred supplier structure and on time supply to demand
Support business development activities and ensure that all supply chain risks are bounded at the point of contract and passed appropriately through the supply chain
Liaise regularly and collaborate with appropriate members of the Procurement functions to optimise leverage opportunities
Champion the Procurement process with business stakeholders
Complete periodic supplier reviews to mitigate risk, drive costs down and achieve efficiencies from smart buying principles
Experience of working in large corporate procurement departments
Experience or managing a high number of components 100+ per year
Experience of managing multiple changes within a components portfolio throughout the year
Strong strategic sourcing and stakeholder management skills
Preparation and implementation of the procurement sourcing strategies
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