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Buyer - Plastics / Raw Materials

Published 02 January 2024
£40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Job Starts: 2nd January 2024

Job Description

Job Title: Buyer - Plastics / Raw Materials

Position overview:
Macildowie are proud to be working alongside a well establish household brand within the machinery manufacturing industry. As they continue to grow, they are seeking a skilled and experienced Electrical Buyer to join their Electrical and Components team. We are looking for a motivated and detail-oriented individual with a strong background in procurement, ideally but not essentially, specialising in electricals. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in the growth of the Electrical and Components team leading up to and during this electrical / green energy boom.

What you'll be doing:
- Procuring across a wide range of global suppliers up to a spend of £32M per annum
- Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand project requirements and develop procurement strategies for electrical components.
- Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, negotiate contracts, and establish strong relationships with vendors.
- Conduct market research to stay informed about industry trends, pricing, and product availability.
- Monitor and manage supplier performance, ensuring timely delivery and quality standards are met.
- Analyse and optimise procurement processes to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
- Stay abreast of relevant regulations and compliance requirements within the electrical procurement domain.

What you'll bring to the table:
- Proven and demonstrable experience within a procurement function or Purchasing role involving raw materials / plastics.
- Strong negotiation and communication skills.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
- Knowledge of how global operations function and collaborate
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Proficiency in procurement software (Ideally SAP) and Microsoft Office Suite.

What we can offer you:
- Competitive salary banding of £40,000 - £48,000 per annum
- Early Friday finish
- Health and wellness programs
- Onsite gym
- Professional development opportunities, including CIPS qualifications
- Company-sponsored events
- Additional training
- Free onsite parking
- other miscellaneous benefits


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