Project Buyer

GBP32000 - GBP33000 per annum +
14 Mar 2018
29 Mar 2018
Andrew John Cooke
Specialist Area
Supply chain
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is looking to appoint a Planned Project Buyer (Rail), starting immediately, to assist the Purchasing Manager.

Client Details

My client is based in Derby and with 60 production and engineering sites in 28 countries, our client is a global leader in the rail industry. They cover the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from complete trains to sub-systems, maintenance services, system integration and signalling. Their installed base of rolling stock exceeds 100,000 rail cars and locomotives worldwide. Their 37,000 employees continue a proud tradition of delivering ingenious rail transportation solutions.


The key responsibilities of the project buyer are;

* Assist with sourcing strategy to maximise opportunities whilst meeting business needs
* Support with the continued development of strategic supplier base
* Negotiate agreed contract terms and conditions with suppliers
* To carry out regular supplier reviews with assigned key suppliers
* To work collaboratively with key suppliers to ensure business need are achieved
* To work collaboratively with internal stakeholders to ensure all business requirements are passed onto suppliers
* To provide continued support to the Project Management Team during project start-ups to achieve on time deliveries and added value.


The successful candidate will be;

- Preferably CIPS qualified or working towards
- Knowledge and understanding of materials, equipment and services for the business
- Proven track record in commercial engineering environment
- Proven track record in strategic procurement
- Proficient in Windows package particularly Microsoft Word and Excel
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to manage relationships with internal customers, external customers and suppliers
- Ability to negotiate with supplier to get best value
- Full UK driving license
- 3-4 years purchasing experience
- Must be willing to travel with and outside of the UK
- Happy to work within Manufacturing and Production

Job Offer

- Good pensions contribution
- Great salary
- 37 hour working week
- Being part of a dynamic and driven team
- Opportunities to remain and develop with the company

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