Beaumont Select

Purchasing Controller - Electrical/Trim Commodities

Competitive Package + benefits
15 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Automotive OEM due to organic growth and new technologies are seeking experienced purchasing professionals to join them within electrical and trim commodities with market leading development…       

Global Automotive OEM are seeking driven and passionate purchasing professionals to join its team within either trim or electrical commodities, managing a Global supply base due to organic growth and exciting new technologies.

You would be responsible for supporting and implementing the procurement strategy for your commodity group as well as leading direct sourcing activities. The ability to work cross functionally with Quality, Logistics, Manufacturing, R&D is essential to find opportunities for challenging cost reductions.


  • Support and develop strategic purchasing plans, ensuring supplier expectations are clearly defined and suppliers are committed to achieving goals and objectives in the areas of Quality, Cost Competitiveness (total delivered cost) and Delivery.

  • Develop strategies that strengthen the quality of supplier relationships by identifying opportunities to continuously improve the effectiveness of communications and supplier relationship management activities.

  • Promote and encourage cross functional participation from Quality, SCM, Purchasing, R&D, and Manufacturing in order to maximise total cost reduction & technical optimisation.

  • Actively manage sourcing activities via management of RFQs, key sourcing processes and quotation analysis / negotiation.

  • Develop and maintain a strong industrial awareness through investigation of new supply markets and assessing supplier’s capability.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent)

  • Experience in a purchasing environment, preferably Automotive or similar high volume/mass production industry managing large volume and spends.

  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.

  • Team player with a proactive, flexible attitude, able to work within tight deadlines and deliver under pressure.

  • Proven cost reduction experience using a number of techniques (benchmarking / negotiation / process improvement etc)

  • Demonstrable track record of achievement of cost reduction targets and project based deliverables.

  • Willing to travel internationally

  • Fluent English speaker, other languages would be an advantage.

This role offers excellent opportunities to develop and progress, my client prides themselves on the development and learning of their staff, you will have full accountability and in return be offered a highly competitive salary and benefits package. My client will offer full relocation support.


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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