Beaumont Select


Royal Leamington Spa
£30-40k + bonus + benefits
12 Aug 2017
12 Sep 2017
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

We have a number of new buying openings with our prestigious manufacturer whom is bursting at the seams due to increased demand and new launches, they are going through exciting expansion so this is a great time to join them…

As a buyer you will be purchasing a defined range of components focusing on securing strong commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels from suppliers. You will take full ownership so not a role for the faint hearted and you must be used to working in an autonomous environment as you will not be micro managed!     

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain commodity strategies for a specific range of commodities, ensuring that the company and management are kept up to date on market place commercial and technical developments, as well as potential suppliers
  • Collaboration with other areas of the business maintaining commodity strategies which meet the short as well as the long term aims of the business
  • Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities
  • Confidently enter into total cost and contractual negotiations with current and potential suppliers
  • Understand and apply tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships
  • Manage supplier performance through vehicle launch phases and current vehicle phases, ensuring that Quality, Cost and Delivery performance is maintained at high levels. In addition, provide enthusiasm and passion for driving continuous improvement in these metrics
  • Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally, as well as with the Supplier base, focussing on business ‘Best Practice’ initiatives
  • Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary
  • Lead and promote strong supplier relationships


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent
  • Previous purchasing experience within a manufacturing business is essential
  • Ability to get ‘stuck in’, play an instrumental role in managing your component area
  • Good mix of strategic and operational experience
  • Understanding of the strategic role of the purchasing function and ability to work at this level
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

As mentioned this role will give you true visibility and end to end responsibility within your component area, therefore a passion to make this role your own. We have openings for both permanent and contract positions.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business

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