Strategic Buyer

Strategic Buyer



£33,000 – £35,000 per annum

Are you a good negotiator?

Are you good at building rapport with supply chains?

Is making decisions one of your strengths?

Our client based in the heart of Telford are looking for a Strategic Buyer to join their well-established team. Reporting to the Purchasing manager the Strategic Buyer will negotiate pricing and coordinate and manage effective processes.

What’s on offer?

  • Monday – Thursday 8am – 5:15pm Friday 8am – 12pm
  • £33,000 – £35,000 per annum based on experience
  • Fixed Holidays (Whitweek, Last week in July and 1st week in August and Christmas) 5 flexi days
  • Free Parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Uniform provided
  • Pension
  • Family days


  • To negotiate costs and other terms effectively in line with department objectives, business plan, procedures and Company direction.
  • To identify and recommend cost reduction opportunities for existing products.
  • To monitor commodity market trends that can affect MME.
  • To ensure continuity of supply.
  • To source new parts as required.
  • Agree/maintain standards and KPI’s with supplier in line with MME stakeholders, with agreed monitors and escalation routes, take lead in managing negotiations within MME indirect and direct costs.
  • To maintain and improve the introduction of new products and localisation of new component with suppliers meeting the quality, cost and delivery targets.


  • To be responsible for negotiating the lowest total acquisition costs for components and materials required for the manufacture and assembly of professional power tools – whilst maintaining agreed levels of product quality, delivery performance and customer satisfaction.
  • To identify and recommend suppliers for existing and new components in order to meet MME cost reductions targets and remove consistently poor performing suppliers.
  • To co-ordinate and manage effectively the release, progressing and replies to quotation with recommendations and proposals.
  • To act as the first point of contact between MME and its supplier base.
  • Make decisions and recommendations based on limited information by using your professional judgement and consideration to the level of risk, within the parameters defined by the department manager, company policies and authorisation system.
  • To hold regular review meetings with key suppliers to discuss delivery / quality performance etc and ensuring that improvement plans and non-conformances are closed in the required time frame.
  • required to conduct effective strategic supplier negotiations.
  • for consideration and approval.
  • To assist department staff in accordance with the company policies and procedures.


  • Manage & implement projects via the use of SMART targets to pre-agreed budgets and time-plans.
  • To enforce Health & Safety as it applies to the Company’s operations.
  • To be accountable for the departments use and maintenance of all plant, building and equipment.
  • Ensure the company’s disciplinary and working procedures are adhered to as stated in our Company’s manuals, policies, contracts and handbook compliance with SOX and other international standards obtained by MME.
  • To be responsible for the security of the department’s area.
  • Take on any reasonable request in accordance with MME’s direction.


  • Degree in mechanical and/ or production engineering.
  • Degree in Business Administration (MBA) or Purchasing (CIPS).
  • A level equivalent


  • Experience within a high-volume manufacturing Engineering environment.
  • Implementation of project management (NPI) Implementation of 5s, Kazan and TPM.
  • Capable of understanding / reading complex product engineering drawings.
  • Experience in identifying cost reduction opportunity through VA/VE analysis of components commodities and Manufacturing processes.
  • Experience within supply chain development, with specific focus on technical, quality & commercial matters.
  • Experienced in managing vendor tooling activities and production processes.
  • Experienced in the process of negotiation with vendors at all levels, together with the development and implementation of supplier agreements, Experience in auditing new and existing suppliers within EU, with regards to commercial, technical and process capability.
  • Able to manage several cross functional projects within time scales and budgets.
  • Able to compile concise informative reports with the best practice recommendations.


  • Highly motivated with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Self- pride in the standard of work conducted.
  • Effective motivator & communicator at all levels.
  • Able to work on own initiative and in team environment.
  • Diligent with a strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work under pressure, to strict deadlines.
  • Self- pride in the standard of work conducted.
  • Must have a full UK driving licence and be prepared to travel for business needs in both the UK and overseas

Job Information

Job Reference: SW - 3087_1668592034
Salary From: £33000
Salary To: £35000
Job Industries: Purchasing and Procurement
Job Locations: Telford, Shropshire
Job Types: Permanent

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