My client, a leading global manufacturer, is looking to recruit a Buyer to join their Luton based sourcing team.
This represents a rare opportunity to further broaden and develop your skills with an industry leader that actively invests in their people. You'll be working with subject matter experts who will fully support you as you build your own knowledge base and sourcing skill set.
You'll also be working in an environment that is driven to innovate, providing you with exposure to industry leading technologies and working practices.
As a Buyer (direct categories) you'll be responsible for managing a deck of spend across a range of production materials. Your varied tasks and responsibilities will embrace;
Finding the right suppliers for new / old products
Negotiating pricing / contracts
Supply chain risk analysis
Supplier relationship management
Internal / external stakeholder management
You'll need to be enthusiastic, engaging and innovative. You'll need to have excellent stakeholder management skills, with a natural ability to quickly build rapport and trust. You'll need to be able to multi-task effectively, not dissolve under pressure (be resilient!), and be someone that can be relied upon to demonstrate initiative and have the courage to ask all the right questions. You'll also be an outstanding team player, someone that is willing to share and contribute across the wider team and business.
Ideally you'll also be a proficient user of Excel, as well as being someone that can create highly engaging Powerpoint presentations.
If you have a few years sourcing experience under your belt, and you are looking to take the next step in your sourcing career, this really is an option worth exploring.
It should be noted that this role will require you to travel internationally; you'll be visiting plants and suppliers throughout Europe, so your personal circumstance must be able to accommodate this.
Ideal candidates are likely to have experience gained in any one of the following roles; Junior Buyer, Buyer, Senior Buyer, Procurement Coordinator, Procurement Analyst, Sourcing Coordinator or Sourcing Analyst.
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