Buyer - Purchasing / Procurement

Glen Callum Associates Ltd
£40-50K + Excellent Benefits
11 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Buyer – Purchasing /Procurement – Leading Vehicle Manufacturer Due to significant new projects, we are seeking 2 Buyers , to work within the purchasing department of a leading vehicle manufacturer. Previous experience of sourcing or purchasing or procurement or supply chain management for high value / low volume essential. Midlands – Commutable from Wolverhampton, Derby, Nottingham, Tamworth, Cannock, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe, Chesterfield, Birmingham Re-location considered Circa £40-50k Excellent Benefits The Candidate Ideally educated to Degree level preferable a full member of CIPS , or at least working towards this. Previous Purchasing / Procurement / Sourcing experience is required. Understanding of the strategic role of the purchasing function in a manufacturing environment and ability to work at this level. Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Post holder should hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require (sometimes at short notice). The Role To procure a defined range of High Value/Low Volume automotive components, in line with Purchasing departmental procedures and objectives, focusing on securing strong commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels from suppliers. Develop and maintain strategies for a specific range of commodities, ensuring that the client is kept up to date on market place commercial and technical developments, as well as potential suppliers. Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities. Quickly assimilate supplier and client processes in order to positively impact purchasing performance. Confidently enter into total cost and contractual negotiations with current and potential suppliers. Understand and apply tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships. Provide buying / purchasing / commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation`s programme goals by applying a confident approach to teamwork. Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality Approval ( Supplier Performance Approval Process ). Lead and promote good supplier relationships. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join a leading manufacturing company and become part of a highly successful and driven team. Apply in Confidence To apply for the Buyers role, please forward your CV to Gary Horwood, Senior Recruiter at Glen Callum Associates Ltd or call Gary directly for further details. Gary is an ethical IRP registered recruiter and will deal with your application in strict confidence. If your application is successful, you will be contacted directly by Gary and he will talk you through in detail the full company role and specifics. Don’t delay, we’re hiring now, apply today JOB REF 2419 GH Glen Callum Associates are a leading automotive and industrial recruitment agency for sales, operational and marketing positions . We have an impressive client base of market leading manufacturers and distributors and are dedicated in providing candidates with advice, support and assistance in their recruitment search. Our consultants have valuable senior sales, marketing and operational experience within organisations within the automotive and industrial industry, allowing us to share an empathy with both client and candidate alike. This job was originally posted as