Job Details


West Midlands


£48000 - £50000 per annum



Job Details

West Midlands based Manufacturer owned by a bigger Global group are looking for 2 x Buyers to join their business with a proven track record of direct buying in Engineering/Manufacturing businesses.
Reporting into the MP&L Manager, the Buyer roles will have responsibility for the commercial side of the Supply chain. 
Managing upwards of £11million pounds worth of spend, across a very varied and diverse supply base.
the buyer will be key in developing key partnerships through supplier consolidation, resourcing & development.
The Right Buyer will have experience in either direct Material buying (sheet metal) and/or technical buying (components/valves etc)  
The business are actively looking to change their buying processes and re-evaluate their supply chain and a big part of the role would be to source more UK based businesses to build long term partnerships with.
Role: Buyer x 2 (Raw Materials/Technical Engineering Buyer)
Salary: up to £50,000 per annum + Pension + benefits
Location: West Midlands (commutable from Dudley, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, North Birmingham, Kidderminster, Walsall, Stourbridge, Oldbury, Tipton)  
Hybrid Working: 3 days office/2 days home
The key responsibilities for the Buyer will be:-

  • Prepare Contracts and Supply Agreements as required following robust supplier quality assessments in conjunction with other functions
  • Own sourcing activities (operational, tactical, and strategic) for relevant category of expenditure
  • Identify supply risk areas and provide adequate security of supply, focusing on localising the supply chain and improving resilience.
  • Initiate and project manage cost reduction activities through to implementation
  • Liaising with the Q.C./Production /Innovation and Supplier to maintain agreed quality levels
  • Contribution to make vs buy decision making, working with finance to provide clarity of information and assessment to business leadership
  • New product representative for purchasing defining supplier selection and all contract terms, working closely with Innovation through the product development life cycle
  • Maintain excellent relationships both internally and externally with regular site and supplier visits.
The key requirements for the Buyer will be:-
  • Proven track record of similar role (Procurement, Supply Chain, Buyer, Technical Buyer, Purchasing) in an Engineering/Manufacturing environment
  • CIPS qualified would be ideal for this role
  • Proven track record of working with a diverse Supply Chain & a strong track record of direct buying in technical buying or raw materials
  • Strong commercial acumen with a strong track record of direct buying in technical buying or raw materials
  • Confidence in negotiation within complex procurement activities
This is a fantastic opportunity for a couple of Buyers to make a tangible difference to the business & directly impact the bottom line. This is a Senior position with a lot of scope to progress with the business and to be managing teams in the future. The business are actively looking for either Technical buying or raw material buying experience.
Apply on-line or call Sandeep Dhillon for a confidential discussion
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