Senior Strategic Buyer

Company:  CV-Library
Location: Uttoxeter
Closing Date: 15/08/2024
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 Per Annum
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Do you thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment? Are you passionate about building strong relationships and developing strategic sourcing solutions? If so, we want to hear from you! Our client is a leading global manufacturer within the automotive industry. They are looking for a Senior Strategic Buyer to join their growing procurement team. In this critical role to the team, you will play a vital part in driving cost savings, mitigating risks, and ensuring the successful procurement of essential materials and services for global operations. Job Title: Senior Strategic Buyer Location: Uttoxeter Job Type: Permanent Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 The Role: As a Senior Strategic Buyer you will be responsible for managing the operational aspects of the supply chain, supporting the operational team in your division, and developing category strategies to ensure we have a robust and competitive supply chain for the long term. Engage early with engineering and suppliers to ensure the best products are sourced from the start of our projects. Manage the weekly operational workload for your supply base - ensuring you meet the team KPIs Manage the New Product Introduction (NPI) process for your categories - ensuring product is available and right first time to achieve successful machine launches Manage multiple resource / capacity projects with suppliers to ensure our client can achieve their 5-year plan Support Division acting as an escalation point for Delivery / Quality / Warranty issues relating to your categories Responsible for leading contractual negotiations for your suppliers (Long Term / Development / Warranty Agreements etc) Work with suppliers and engineering to identify new technologies to reduce cost and or add additional value. Develop strong relationships within the company and supply base, taking responsibility and accountability for making and influencing key decisions that benefit the client. Requirements Extensive procurement experience in a manufacturing environment Proven success in developing and implementing long-term category strategies Understanding of key cost drivers within a supply base Confident negotiator with a history of achieving significant cost reductions Experience managing NPI programs from concept to product launch Skilled in handling multiple projects and coordinating cross-functional teams for on-time delivery Experience managing high-level supplier relationships and delivering tangible benefits Ability to build strong internal relationships, preferably with technical engineers Personality Traits we're looking for: Demonstrates urgency and determination to achieve success Thrives in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities Resilient, adaptable, and open to change Focuses on presenting solutions instead of obstacles Communicates effectively, tailoring their approach to the audience Excels in teamwork, offering support and motivation to others when neededWhat's on offer? Our client offers career support for progression and development, company pension, medical and dental care schemes, onsite gym, Golf & Country Club access + 33 days of annual leave. Additionally, you can enjoy savings through our Clients Reward Hub. If you are a determined, adaptable, and solution-oriented team player who thrives in fast-paced environments, communicates effectively, and supports others to succeed, with a passion for procurement, we encourage you to apply! Please apply to Kellie Dance - RHL Recruitment RHL (Recruitment Holdings Ltd) act as an Employment Agency and an Employment Business
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