Beaumont Select

Strategic Buyer

Brussels, Belgium
€50-65k +Benefits
25 Jun 2018
25 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

A Global OEM are seeking inquisitive, detailed and experienced purchasing professionals to join their team and to manage a specific commodity for its whole component lifecycle…

Our client, a global blue-chip automotive company, is currently recruiting for multiple Strategic Buyers to join their expanding team.  In this role you will be tasked with managing the components lifecycle and heavily involved in technical / engineering advancements to enhance your commodity area.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, within a fast moving and challenging industry, offering excellent career progression and benefits including support with relocation.

Main responsibilities for the successful Strategic Buyer will involve:

  • Purchasing components/raw materials for current and future products including high precision commodities

  • Managing supplier relationships to ensure optimum cost solutions for piece price and tooling through detailed cost analysis, on-going supplier relationships, negotiation and looking to enhance production processes

  • Ensuring appropriate sourcing and supplier selection

  • Managing all commercial issues relating to suppliers

  • Ownership of strategic development of commodities


  • Strong cost analysis and cost breakdown of raw materials and production processes

  • Strong negotiation skills based on analysis reports and findings from suppliers and visualisation of product design

  • Energetic and driven individual with the flexibility to adjust to new cultures and work in a complex organisation

  • Either automotive industry experience or at least in a similar production background such as white goods or manufacturing production line

  • Excellent qualifications predominantly in Engineering or similar degrees

  • Strong and capable analysing skills

  • Effective stakeholder engagement

  • Fluent English


  • Engineering background is required to illustrate innovative ideas for cost reduction and modification whilst working closely with the R&D and engineering departments

  • Solid experience within global companies with at least a European responsibility

In return you will be given autonomy, learning on the job exposure as well as extensive training and development to enhance your experience as well as a highly competitive salary and benefits package. 

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