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Interim Buyer- Logistics Services

Job Title: Interim Buyer- Logistics Services
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £200 - £300 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 3 - 6 Months
Contact Name: Gareth Dixon
Contact Email:
Job Published: 8 months ago

Job Description

Interim Buyer - Logistics Services - 3-6 Months


Role Profile

Our client has a complex outsourced distribution supply chain and is currently looking to rationalise the subcontracted transport and haulage supplier base. They are looking to engage with a buyer with previous experience of conducting tendering processes from outsourced logistics providers.

During the assignment you will work to optimise the use of outsourced 3PL logistics, haulage and distribution companies by facilitating tender processes and making informed decisions on the most viable suppliers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identify and manage key strategic supplier relationships
  • Undertake sourcing activities in accordance with defined category strategies

Skills and Experience

  • In-depth experience and knowledge of the full sourcing lifecycle for logistics and distribution services
  • Detailed knowledge of strategic sourcing and strong communication skills
  • Strong negotiation, analytical and client-facing skills
  • Ideally degree educated and / or CIPS qualified or equivalent


Based in Manchester this company has a national coverage

An ideal role for:

Interim Buyer, Interim Purchasing Manager, Interim Commodity Manager, Interim Procurement Manager, Interim Category Manager, Interim Purchasing Specialist

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Buying, 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