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  • Job reference: RMS0109687

Buyer - Senior General - 22696

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/10/2012
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The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

The Role:
Commodity buyer responsible for:-
Sourcing new product in line with cycle plan.
Controlling expenditure related to design, testing, goods and services.
Cost improvement negotiations.
Benchmarking of existing products.
Managing relationship with suppliers on and off site.
Development & implementation of commodity strategy.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Degree level of education or CIPS qualification is desirable but not mandatory.
Strong negotiation skills.
Experience of end-to-end sourcing.
Excellent communication skills - written and verbal, PC literate.
Ability to manage and deliver projects on time and in budget.
Ability to work in a changing and challenging environment.
Self-motivated, enthusiastic, proactive with ability to work with minimal supervision.
Proven experience as a buyer.
Demonstrate an ability to influence decisions .
You will have an excellent track record of successful negotiation and an understanding of different sourcing techniques.
Full driving license with flexibility with respect to travel.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of manufacturing processes preferred.
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