Buyer- Manufacturing Company

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    Procurement & Supply Chain

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    £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jessica Ingram

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Consultant:

    Jessica Ingram

My client, a leading manufacturer based near Trafford Park in Manchester, is keeping an experienced Buyer to add to their procurement team.

Reporting into the Purchasing Director they are seeking a high-calibre Buyer who has the desire to develop their career further with a company that has experienced significant growth over the past couple of years.

The Buyer will be responsible for:
* Purchasing of raw materials, engineering spares and on-site services
* Negotiation of tenders, volume contracts, price reductions
* Efficient inventory control
* Close liaison with the planning department to ensure a highly efficient process
* Management of supplier performance
* Management of vendor qualification process
* Management of KPI's
* Identify new suppliers for our products and services.
* Driving the approval of alternative suppliers of raw materials
* Develop and implement a process for pass through items from suppliers

Key skills required for the role:
* Excellent negotiating skills
* Experienced working with senior stakeholders
* Highly organised, diligent, methodical and thorough in approach
* Strong interpersonal skills capable of influencing internal & external stakeholders
* Commercially astute
* Excellent time management skills
* Strong ethical behaviour
* 5 years of experience in purchasing in any environment, industrial, FMCG, or retail
* Good GCSE, A level results
* Commercial / Business Degree qualification (2:1 or above would be beneficial)
* CIPS or equivalent qualification
* Basic understanding of engineering, desirable but not essential

This is a permanent role with a salary of £35,000 to £45,000 dependent on experience. Please get in touch with Jessica Ingram to discuss further.

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