Directs Buyer - Engineering/Automotive

GBP35000.00 - GBP40000.00 per annum + Great Bonus + Pension
18 Sep 2018
18 Oct 2018
Patrick Hargan
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

World Class procurement function within a leading Engineering organisation aggressively seeks a motivated and determined senior buyer.

With a personal career development plan in place and the opportunity to progress quickly within the organisation to a leadership role. You will be working within a close-knit team with an industry leading reputation for staff development and a high percentage of promotion within.

This organisation are renowned for it's agile company culture and meritocratic work environment. With a great social work culture and flexible working this is a forward thinking organisation.

As Senior Buyer you will:

  • The role will involve managing multi-million pound spend projects across directs.
  • Managing the full end to end procurement process from RFP, RFQ to tendors you will be involved in building relationships with suppliers globally.
  • Liaising with senior stakeholders and key suppliers to push through new procurement initiatives and secure cost savings
  • Developing, implementing and managing customer management plans to build & ensure good working relationships with staff, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Acting as the Subject Matter Expert and focal point on all Procurement and Supply Chain related issues
  • Strategically source direct materials worldwide analysing spend and using your engineering knowledge to source best for value products.
  • Leading the required tendering, negotiation, placement and contract of major subcontracts for defined areas of responsibility

Required qualifications & experience:-

  • 3-5+ years Procurement / Strategic Sourcing / Category Management experience, with a CV that details commercial achievements (cost savings & avoidance, risk mitigation, supplier relationship and performance improvement, stakeholder engagement)
  • Understanding and experience working within the engineering or automotive sectors
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes or regulatory requirements desired
  • Degree & CIPs qualified preferred
  • Experience within a procurement function

This is a fantastic opportunity to become a part of a growing, world class procurement function. You will enjoy a friendly and professional work environment and have a fast-track promotion route.

To apply or enquire further, please send a copy of your cv to

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