Strategic Buyer

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Gateshead, Tyne and Wear | Ref: BBBH16149

£35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum

Strategic Buyer
£35,000 - £42,000

Role Profile

Cast UK are looking to recruit a talented procurement professional for a leading manufacturing business in the Gateshead area.

Key responsibilities to this strategic Procurement role include:

  • Managing the procurement of strategic commodities including castings and injection mouldings
  • Developing and implementing effective procurement sourcing strategies for these key spend areas
  • Developing and maintaining value adding supplier relationships
  • Delivering cost savings to the business through strategic sourcing, low cost country and best cost country sourcing, effective negotiation and VA/VE activity
  • Engaging key stakeholders including Engineering, Production and Quality

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in engineering or manufacturing sectors, ideally in Automotive or Aerospace
  • Significant procurement experience, including strategic sourcing, tender management and contract negotiation
  • Low cost country sourcing experience
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings and supply chain efficiencies

CIPS qualification would also be an advantage.


Leading manufacturing business with a site in Gateshead.


£35,000 - £42,000

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

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