Purchasing Lead / Senior Buyer

Gloucestershire | Ref: BBBH33140

£45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Car Allowance + Benefits

Purchasing Lead / Senior Buyer

Engineering & Manufacturing


£45,000 - £55,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits package + Flexible Working

Role Profile

Outstanding opportunity for a Purchasing Lead / Senior Buyer with focus on supporting Purchasing activities across a number functions of this multinational manufacturing operation. Programmes are specifically involved with new product launches at a time of multiple platform introductions and significant expansion globally.

Ideally coming from an operational purchasing environment in a engineering / manufacturing industry, the ideal candidate will be comfortable coordinating both Purchasing and Production functions whilst managing engagement with the supplier base.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that the new suppliers have met group quality standards. and action plans are in place
  • Ensure cost targets are met for components on each programme.
  • Ensure focus on achieving the cost targets set for each project.
  • Support purchasing in supplier negotiations
  • Ensure that supplier performance and development plans are managed effectively.
  • Ensure early involvement of the supply base in NPI process.

Skills & Experience

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven negotiation knowledge
  • Presentation ability
  • Financial Awareness
  • Assertiveness

Ideally the candidate should have the following:

  • Educated to degree level (Business or Engineering preferable)
  • CIPS
  • 5 Years + relevant experience
  • Customer focussed background

Client information

Multinational manufacturing organisation with operations across the UK


c £45,000 - £55,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits

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