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  • Job reference: RMS0096015

Senior Buyer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Crewe, North West
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/08/2011
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The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer and is currently experiencing an upturn in production with demand increasing globally. As a result there is a requirement for a Senior Buyer to join the business on a contract basis.

The Role:
The primary purpose is to support the business plan delivery of the company brand, ie cost down, total cost optimisation, quality and delivery improvement. The secondary purpose is to source components for current and future variants of vehicles models. The main purpose can also include the direct management of buyers.

The role covers the procurement of components within selected categories and management of suppliers providing these materials. The role requires sufficient flexibility to change role within purchasing to work at the same level with different areas of responsibility. The role does involve overseas travel.

The role will be responsible for production buying of various interior and exterior commodities with a particular emphasis on cost down and supplier nomination for new projects.

1. Clear delivery of results, both cost down and business issue resolution.
2. Strong Automotive OEM experience.
3. Demonstration of flexibility of role.

The role is in production purchasing, there are no direct reports and the key deliverable is cost reduction and nominating suppliers for new projects

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Extensive Automotive OEM experience
CIPS qualified
Educated to degree level or equivalent
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