Beaumont Select

Commodity Buyer - Directs

Competitive Package + benefits + relocation support
25 May 2018
25 Jun 2018
Job Level
Buyer, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

A newly created opportunity for a driven and passionate Commodity Buyer - Directs to join a leading Global OEM automotive organisation…

The successful Buyer will take responsibility for the Fasteners commodity group, supporting and implementing the procurement strategy as well as leading direct sourcing activities and managing a Global supply base within a fast-moving environment. You will be tasked with then rolling this out across Europe with a view to expanding the team

Commodity Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Conduct cost reduction activities; identifying opportunities for cost reduction for Value Engineering projects, material price adjustments

  • 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

  • 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

Required Commodity Buyer Skills/Experience:

  • Relevant Directs commodity experience; preferably Fasteners

  • Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent)

  • Experience in a purchasing environment;  preferably Automotive or similar high volume/mass production industry

  • 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)

  • The ability to work cross functionally with Quality, Logistics, Manufacturing, R&D is essential to find opportunities for challenging cost reductions

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

This role offers excellent opportunities to develop and progress as you will then be able to grow the team further down the line, my client prides themselves on the development and training of their staff. You will have full accountability and in return be offered a highly competitive salary and benefits package. My client will also 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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