Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager a new vacancy is now available for a Senior Buyer. The business manufacture to automotive quality standards and have recently had a successful period of growth.
Travel to Asia/Worldwide is essential and it is expected this will make up at least 20% of the role.
The Senior Buyer will be responsible for the strategic procurement, sourcing products from global suppliers to support business growth and new product introduction.
Responsibilities will be to manage and develop the existing Far East supply chain, develop saving strategies against targets, run and support continuous improvement activities with key supplies and negotiate long term agreements with the supply chain.
An important part of the role will be to monitor vendor performance and implement supplier development activities, monitor market trends and provide strategic leadership on supplier assessment of new vendors.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level (in Business or similar), have at least 5 years experience of working as a Buyer within a manufacturing business, have an understanding of electronic/mechanical parts and be a strong negotiator.
CIPS or MCIPS qualification would be highly desirable but not essential.
Up to £35,000 depending on experience
Job Reference: 2029_1524556200
Salary: Up to £35000.00 per annum
Salary per: Annum
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