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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH26445

£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + pension


£27000 - £30000


Role Overview:

Our client is a global electronics manufacturer based in the North West. They are working on a number of high calibre projects and due to growth are looking for a strategic buyer to join their team. They have offered to financially support their new buyer if they are studying for CIPS.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To support the steady development and control of the present portfolio of suppliers to deliver at minimum costs, quality products to the stocking and availability requirements of the business.
  • To establish new suppliers where necessary to further develop the competitiveness of the supply base.
  • To reduce and strengthen the supply base to increase the cost benefits to the business.
  • Working with the New Product Development Team to ensure that the supply chain is prosperous and competitive.
  • Working with Specials Design Team to again ensure that the supply chain is robust and competitive and identifying project buying opportunities.
  • Project buying cost reduction exercises.
  • Quality Cost Delivery (QCD) basis of supplier development, lead time minimisation, lean supply chain, quality driven.
  • Supplier Audits.

Key Skills and Experience Required:

  • Proven negotiation skills.
  • Evidence of cost reduction.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of MRP systems
  • Knowledge of Production Methods & Processes
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Driving licence
  • Customer Focused
  • Good influencing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solver
  • Quality driven
  • High level of PC expertise - Excel/Word


  • MCIPs
  • Degree Level or Equivalent
  • Previous experience in using SAP

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