Commodity Buyer

Posted 2 days ago by Nigel Wright
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The Company:
Nigel Wright's Supply Chain and Procurement Team are working with a well-established Manufacturer to recruit a Commodity Buyer.

Role will enable a blend of office and home-based working.

The Opportunity:
Working within a collaborative team and reporting into the Head of Purchasing, your key remit will be the strategic management of set commodities.

Key elements of the role will include:
  • Commercial market analysis and benchmarking
  • Supplier contract/cost negotiations, -performance management and -development - focus upon quality, delivery and value add opportunities
  • Commercial issue resolution, price management and risk mitigation
  • Supplier re-sourcing and onboarding as required
  • Supporting broader Purchasing Team as required

The Person:
The ideal candidate will have/be:
  • Proven purchasing experience and commodity management experience - ideally from within high volume manufacturing or engineering
  • Excellent negotiator who is ???commercially astute
  • Proven track record in delivering cost down activity with a strong understanding of cost drivers/levers
  • Highly analytical and 'numbers'-driven, detail-focused
  • Assertive and self-sufficient, confident decision maker with excellent communication skills
  • Creative problem solver with a passion for continuous improvement and delivering Purchasing best practice
  • Energetic - accustomed to working at pace in a deadline-driven environment 
  • Flexible, accountable and adaptable team player
  • Willing to travel mainly UK x 2-3 p.a. (when permissible)

For further details of this attractive opportunity within a well respected business, please get in contact with a copy of your current CV.

Reference: 42704778

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