Senior Buyer

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Preston, Lancashire | Ref: BBBH15497

£37000 - £45000 per annum

Senior Buyer (Direct Materials)

£37,000 - £45,000

Role Profile

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

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Management of multifunctional teams both internally and externally concentrating on cost, negotiation, sourcing and product change within a complex supplier package.
  • Achievement and reporting of targets on cost control, quality improvement and lead time improvement.
  • Development of partnership relationships with vendors within the package.
  • Work with suppliers to implement companies Cost Management Programme and ensure Six Sigma projects are defined and implemented.
  • Understand commodities managed at multiple levels and develop short, medium and long term commodity strategies.
  • Manage a complex and varied workload, ensuring attention is maintained on key actions.

Skills and Experience

  • 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.

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