Strategic Buyer

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Manchester, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH21432

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

Strategic Buyer (12 month fixed term)
£40,000 - £45,000

Role Profile

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

This will be a 12 month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

Key responsibilities to this strategic Procurement role include:

  • Managing the procurement of strategic commodities for Production
  • Developing and implementing effective procurement sourcing strategies for these key spend areas
  • Developing and maintaining value adding supplier relationships
  • Driving improvements in supplier performance
  • Delivering cost savings to the business through strategic sourcing, negotiation and VA/VE activity
  • Engaging key stakeholders

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in engineering or manufacturing environments such as Automotive or Aerospace
  • Min 5 years' experience in a strategic procurement role, including strategic sourcing, tender management and contract negotiation
  • Proven track record of delivering cost reductions and added value across the Supply Chain
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen
  • Proven track record in delivering cost savings and supply chain efficiencies


Global manufacturing business with a site in Manchester


£40,00 - £45,000

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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