Swansea Senior Buyer Contract

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Swansea | Ref: BBBH20268


Interim Senior Buyer 6 Month contract

Swansea - Competitive day rate

Role Profile

Our client is an international Metal Manufacturer who are looking for an experience Senior Buyer to set up the Purchasing function for the plant located in Swansea. Headquartered out of Germany with sites in America they are a well-established company with a large reach. They are looking for a motivated and organised individual to introduce professional purchasing practices into the business while ensuring they are in conjunction with the wider European supplier category strategies that are in place.


  • Very competitive day rate.
  • Lots of responsibility and a role that affects the whole company.
  • Build the purchasing function from the ground up.

Skills & Experience

Skills and personal qualities considered to be essential to the role are:

  • Knowledge and experience of strategic procurement.
  • Experience analysing and acting on numerical data.
  • Excellent communication skills with internal stakeholders.
  • MRO experience or related field with solid UK contract knowledge.
  • Experience working in multi-disciplined teams.
  • ORACLE experience in beneficial.

Role responsibility

  • Work closely with site manager to delivery supplier strategies that identify best long-term partners and actively rationalise the current supplier base to an appropriate level.
  • Ensure these are in conjunction with current strategies in place for the company as a whole.
  • Improve supplier payment terms.
  • Deliver cost down targets.
  • Project manage supplier implementation projects.
  • Finalise general agreements.
  • Lead negotiations.
  • Process tenders and all the necessary documentation.
  • Identify and monitor KPIs.
  • Point of contact for any commercial topics for all subject areas on site as well as initiator of cross-functional savings projects.

Client information

Our client is an international Furniture Manufacturer.

About Cast UK

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