The following job is no longer available:
Project Buyer

Project Buyer

Posted 4 April by Meridian Business Support Easy Apply Ended

With over 60,000 employees in over 25 countries around the world this company are a market leader and are looking for new staff members who bring commitment and a sense of team spirit to every challenge they take on.

Based in Staffordshire, the company has had significant growth in recent years and are now looking to recruit a Project Buyer.

The Role:

  • Being in charge of Purchasing tasks for projects from customer RFQ via Start of Production till end of life in line with Purchasing Standards
  • Analysing and editing Bills of Material
  • Making global enquiries for all relevant parts (new, serial, development parts, make or buy decisions) for project applications according to Commodity Strategy
  • Supporting selection and release of suppliers
  • Negotiating costs and conditions under consideration of Total Costs of Ownership (TCO)
  • Organising and preparing Sourcing Committee as a mandatory member / host
  • Developing, negotiating and preparing contracts with suppliers in line with Purchasing Standards
  • Being in charge of material cost of the assigned projects through lifetime and observing cost (Business Plan) targets
  • Identifying and realising material cost reduction ideas by using all levers with the support of Commodity Purchasing (resourcing, localisation, new technologies etc.) and Material Cost Optimisation (MCO) team
  • Following up / reporting productivity performance within own projects
  • Integrating Global Purchasing aspects into project teams and vice versa by providing relevant information in both directions

Person Specification:

  • Ideally educated to a degree level (or equivalent)
  • Excellent English communication skills; French or German language would be an advantage
  • Team work orientation and international / intercultural sensitivity
  • Excellent IT skills: Excel and MS Office in particular
  • Reliability, rigor and analytical mind-set
  • Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills
  • Able and prepared to travel internationally


£30,000 - £35,000 per annum


Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm (Friday finish at 1pm)


Call Laura on or email your CV to

  Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

Reference: 34827815

Bank or payment details should not be provided when applying for a job. is not responsible for any external website content. All applications should be made via the 'Apply now' button.

Report this job