£40,000 – £45,000

Our client, a well-established manufacturer and specialist in their field is currently looking for a Buyer to join their team.

What’s on offer?

  • Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 per year
  • Hours: 37.75 hours per week (08:30am-17:00pm)
  • On Site – Option to WFH 1 day per week after passed probation
  • Company Pension: 4% Contribution

About the Role:

  • Supplier Relationships: Coordinate designated supplier relationships and strategies in accordance with the Supplier Relationship policy.
  • Cost Management: be responsible for the creation and/or deployment of Cost Models for designated categories and developing and delivering the agreed financial commitments.
  • Purchasing Tools: use ERP system or other systems optimally to maximise efficiency and minimise stock and cost. Contribute to the improvement and share best practices across the Division and Procurement Function.
  • Delivery and Quality: be accountable for leading continuous improvement of frameworks which drive supplier performance within assigned categories, including any associated quality audits (IATF/VDA).
  • Processes and Policies: be accountable for ensuring adherence to the company’s processes and policies and maintaining purchasing systems to ensure associated KPIs are met.
  • Reporting: provide management reports and key performance data and monitor cost savings. Analyse data or insights to determine industry trends.
  • Health & Safety / Environment: ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures, to ensure the safety and well-being of self, staff, and visitors.
  • Any other duties commensurate with job duties
  • Travel to Various UK Locations and site in the Netherlands and associated Suppliers in Europe (predominately Germany)

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Professional Purchasing qualification and/or role-appropriate degree
  • Commercial experience with a focus on procurement for a Manufacturing Business
  • Experience in collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Has a track record of delivering savings against financial targets and projects on time against budget
  • Understands and operates Total Cost of Acquisition based sourcing
  • Able to manage delegated projects to tight timescales and engage and influence multiple stakeholders
  • Financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment
  • Understands manufacturing processes within the metals sector and associated key cost drivers
  • Understands and operates Supplier Relationship Management
  • Ability to use e-business tools to drive analytics or regular business reports
  • Understanding of data analysis and forecasting methods

Job Information

Job Reference: SW - 3233_1685103594
Salary From: £40000
Salary To: £45000
Job Industries: Purchasing and Procurement
Job Locations: Smethwick, West Midlands
Job Types: Permanent

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