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Would you like to be join our Purchasing team? Do you have experience in purchasing commodities and want to develop further? Would you like to work in a buoyant automotive industry with a prestigious British manufacturer?

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen within a British automotive client, based out of their Gaydon Head Office. The role of Buyer is responsible for the procurement of components, in line with the Purchasing departmental procedures and objectives.

Candidate Requirements:
-Educated to Degree level and a full member of CIPS, or at least working towards this
-Previous purchasing / buyer / supplier relationship management experience is desirable
-Understanding of the strategic role of the purchasing function 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 ideally hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require

-Develop and maintain commodity strategies for a specific range of commodities
-Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities
-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
-Manage supplier performance
-Provide purchasing / commercial input into cross-functional teams
-Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality Approval (Supplier Performance Approval Process)
-Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally, as well as with the Supplier base, focusing on business 'Best Practice' initiatives
-Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary
-Lead and promote good supplier relationships
-Play an instrumental role in enabling the function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or ideally exceeding defined objectives

This vacancy is being advertised by Advanced Resource Managers. ARM is an award-winning authority in technology and engineering recruitment, filling specialist positions across some of the most ambitious technology and engineering industries in the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Jamie Appleby

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I specialise in contract recruitment within the vehicle technologies and automotive industry. I have a broad experience working with automotive OEMs and UK-based consultancies. Recruiting various roles within design, studio, quality and costing; from technician level through to management.