Senior Buyer (Direct Materials)

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Preston, Lancashire | Ref: BBBH13087

£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Senior Buyer (Direct Materials)
£35,000 - £45,000

Role Profile

Cast UK are looking to recruit a talented procurement professional for a global manufacturing business in the Preston area.

Key responsibilities to this strategic procurement role include:

  • Managing the procurement of strategic commodities for Production
  • Developing and implementing effective procurement sourcing strategies for these key spend areas
  • Developing and maintaining value adding supplier relationships
  • Delivering cost savings to the business through strategic sourcing, negotiation and VA/VE activity
  • Engaging key stakeholders including Production, Engineering and Quality

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in a fast-paced and technical engineering or manufacturing environment
  • Significant procurement experience, including strategic sourcing, tender management and contract negotiation
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings and supply chain efficiencies
  • Degree level qualification


Our client is a global manufacturing business with a site in Preston. They manufacture market leading products and have an excellent reputation in their field. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join an established procurement team in a strategic sourcing role, where you will take full commercial responsibility for key direct categories, covering critical commodities and components used in the production process. The company offers excellent benefits and opportunities for career progression, so if you are passionate about furthering developing your procurement career in a global setting, this could be the role for you.


£35,000 - £45,000

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

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