Strategic Buyer (Manufacturing)
This position is within an established manufacturing business based in Leicester that is part of a global group. The successful Strategic Buyer will be working closely with the Purchasing Manager to manage the procurement or predominately raw materials for manufacture as well as finished goods, consumables and services for the business. You will need to ensure timely arrival of materials and quality levels in line with customer requirements.
If you are unable to effectively prioritise and multi task, this role is not for you. Equally you will need to be confident and assertive enough to deal with established and successful internal stakeholders. In return, the company will support your development including CIPS study.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited too;
Sourcing materials and components on a total cost of ownership basis
Driving supplier performance improvements with key KPIs, in particular on time delivery performance
Building and developing relationships with key suppliers and reporting to a wider procurement division on behalf of the plant
Implementing new supply chain/ sourcing/ procurement strategies
Supporting supplier evaluation and selection in line with Development Engineering, regional and global commodity plans and operational strategies
To positively impact the company's KPI's with particular focus on continuity of supply, EBIT and OWC
Identifying cost saving opportunities, implementing plans to achieve and managing through to fruition
Managing inventory, concentrating on keeping levels to a minimum
Pre-contractual activity and evaluation of contract tenders covering all aspects of new and existing contractual agreements
Controlling variable purchasing spend to ensure variable cost targets are achieved
Experience / skills required
Purchasing experience gained within Manufacturing
Raw material procurement experience to support manufacture
Ideally from an automotive/aerospace background
CIPS qualified or relevant experience
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