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Senior Buyer - Professional - 28787

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Gaydon
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 08/05/2015
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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:
Responsibility for a portfolio of commodities within Electrical Purchasing. Accountable for the full spectrum of procurement, from strategy development and commercial objectives, through sourcing, to supplier relationship management and quality of supply. Achievement of spend and cost saving targets through the development of strong relationships with your suppliers. Main activities include cost improvement negotiations, supplier relationship management, product benchmarking and the identification of sourcing opportunities in emerging markets.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
5 years purchasing experience, the majority of which should have been spent within an environment relevant to the particular area of Purchasing concerned. PC literate, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access as minimum skills.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
a) Experience in a commercial role, either Purchasing, Sales or Project Management. b) A good communicator with the ability to influence effectively at all levels of the organisation. c) Good organisational and project management skills with attention to detail and deadlines d) Good negotiation skills. e) Demonstrable knowledge of diverse commercial relationships. f) High standard of PC literacy, with a focus on excel. g) Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
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