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Our Client, a World recognised and respected Automotive OEM Manufacturer based in rural Warwickshire are actively seeking a Buyer.


Job Purpose:

To procure a defined range of components, in line with Procurement departmental procedures and objectives, focusing on securing strong commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels from our suppliers.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Develop and maintain commodity strategies for a specific range of commodities, ensuring that the company is kept up to date on market place commercial and technical developments, as well as potential suppliers. Collaboration with other areas of the business on maintaining commodity strategies which meet the short as well as the long term aims of the business.
  • Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify cost saving opportunities. Quickly assimilate supplier and the company processes in order to positively impact Procurement performance.
  • 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 through vehicle launch phases and current vehicle phases, ensuring that Quality, Cost and Delivery performance is maintained at high levels. In addition, provide enthusiasm and passion for driving continuous improvement in these metrics.
  • Provide Procurement / commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation’s programme goals by applying a confident approach to teamwork.
  • Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality Approval
  • 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.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Educated to Degree level (or equivalent)
  • Previous Procurement experience is desirable.
  • Understanding of the strategic role of the Procurement 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 hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require.

If you’re looking for a new opportunity and have the skills set which the client is looking for, apply with your current and up to date CV today and a member of the Millbank team will be in touch.

Millbank are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. Millbank operates as an Employment Agency and Business.

Job Details

Reference
BH4172-SK
Sector
Automotive
Job Type
Permanent
Location
West Midlands
Salary/Rate
Dependent on Experience