Temporary Buyer

GBP14.00 - GBP16.00 per hour +
02 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
James Courtneidge
Specialist Area
Job Level
Full Time

A dominant company in electrical and digital markets are looking to appoint a temporary operational buyer

Your new company
A worldwide market leader in electrification and digital markets. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies. This company offer excellent career prospects and award winning training.

Your new role
An opportunity exists within the manufacturing Procurement team for a buyer to play a key role in the Manufacturing Operations. This is a 6 month assignment with the view to be extended to 12 months.

The successful applicant will continually seek to improve efficiency through the development of best practice procurement techniques.

Key Duties:

  • Continuous supplier communication and relationship building to ensure on time supply of components
  • Rationalise the supply base and manage supplier relationships to ensure contract compliance and achieve strengthened purchasing relationships with existing suppliers.
  • Achieve costs savings in line with department targets
  • Actively support the Commodity Managers with tactical and transactional requirements
  • Utilise the commodity strategies in place and support development of new strategies with the Commodity Managers
  • Identify opportunities to remove non value added costs/tasks within the procurement environment.
  • Play an active and significant role in multi disciplined teams for the procurement of components for new projects.

What you'll need to succeed

  • CIPS qualified/part qualified.
  • experience within a procurement environment
  • Must be self-motivated with a flexible approach
  • Ability to prioritise and balance the teams workload
  • Demonstrate good commercial acumen and understand purchasing principles
  • Ability to negotiate and influence to build supplier partnerships
  • Commercial awareness with a sense of organisational sensitivity regarding information security
  • Innovative, proven ability to introduce improvements and achieve cost reductions
  • Fluent communications skills, both verbal and written, along with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly numerate and PC literate
  • Experience of MRP/ERP system and Microsoft Excel

What you'll get in return
Competitive pay rate, great experience and exposure to a reputable company, potential for contract extension

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