Strategic Buyer (Italian Speaking)

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Skelmersdale, Lancashire | Ref: BBBH29592

£35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits

Strategic Buyer (Italian Speaking)
Up to £45,000

Role Profile

Cast UK are looking to recruit a strategic procurement role for a manufacturing client in the Skelmersdale area. This role will require extensive collaboration with internal stakeholders and suppliers in Italy and candidates must therefore be able to speak Italian at business level.

Key responsibilities for this strategic procurement role will include:

  • Developing and implementing effective procurement strategies for your category
  • Managing end to end tender processes and negotiating commercial contracts with key suppliers
  • Identifying and onboarding new suppliers for the category
  • Managing supplier relationships and driving improvements in supplier performance
  • Quickly resolving any bottlenecks in the supply chain and proactively managing risk
  • Supporting the NPI process for new products
  • Managing and nurturing stakeholder relationships with other key internal departments

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Previous experience in a strategic procurement role
  • Fluent English and Italian
  • Track record of delivering savings and value added through a category strategy approach
  • Experience working in a manufacturing / engineering environment, ideally with the ability to read technical / engineering drawings
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • An understanding of MRP
  • Working knowledge of SAP


Our client is a manufacturing business with a site in the Skelmersdale area.

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Business Change & Transformation, HR, 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

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