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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH16465

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

£40,000 - £45,000 plus excellent benefits

Role Profile

Our client, a successful Manufacturing business in the Manchester area, is looking to appoint a Strategic Buyer to join their Purchasing team and manage CAPEX spend across a number of UK sites.

Key responsibilities for this strategic sourcing role will include:

  • Conducting tenders and negotiations with key suppliers
  • Implementing robust contractual agreements with suppliers
  • Delivering savings and cost downs to the business
  • Managing supplier performance and driving improvements across the supply chain to add value
  • Taking robust procurement decisions based on TCO rather than purchase price

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Proven procurement experience within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Strong negotiation and commercial skills
  • Proven track record in cost downs and savings
  • Strong understanding in TCO (total cost ownership)
  • Confidence to manage suppliers and drive improvements
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills

CIPS and degree level qualification would be highly advantageous.

Client information

Our client is a successful Manufacturing business in the Manchester area with additional sites all over the UK. They have a comprehensive benefits package and can offer fantastic opportunities for career progression for individuals that show drive and potential.


£40,000 - £45,000 plus excellent benefits

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