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** Buyer - Electronics / Plastics **

Job Title: ** Buyer - Electronics / Plastics **
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Staffordshire, Staffordshire
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
REF: BBBH10673
Contact Name: Mark Nesbit
Contact Email:
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

Category Buyer - Plastics

Category Buyer - Electronics

£45,000 - £55,000

Role Profile

Cast UK are looking to recruit 2 x passionate procurement professionals to join a Global Manufacturing business in Staffordshire as a Category Buyer.

This is an end to end Procurement role, and key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop strategic sourcing strategies for key category spend areas
  • Manage all Procurement activity (cradle to grave) for the category
  • Deliver cost savings and continuous improvements across the supply chain
  • Liaise with Manufacturing teams to define technical specifications
  • Manage tender processes and supplier selection
  • Negotiate contractual agreements and commercial terms
  • Raise POs, expedite deliveries and resolve operational issues with the supplier base

Skills and Experience

The successful candidates will have:

  • Detailed and demonstrable commodity exposure within plastics or electronics sourcing
  • Previous experience as a Buyer within a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Passion for continuous improvement and strategic Procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen, with confidence to negotiate and agreed contractual terms
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings
  • A technical understanding / appreciation (e.g. able to read engineering drawings)
  • Understanding of category strategy
  • MCIPS or part CIPS qualified


Manufacturing business based in Staffordshire


£45,000 - £55,000

About Cast UK

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