Strategic Buyer - 6mth perm poss

Posted 14 February by Gerard Peters Ltd

Job Title: Strategic Buyer - 6 months (perm possible)

Location: Loughborough

Salary: Up to £35K pro rata + bens

Ref: BBBH689

Key words and phrases important to this job include: Procurement, Buyer, Supplier Relationship, Quality, Contracts, Savings Targets, Supplier Reduction, Strategic, Operational Buying

As a leading aerospace supplier to both military and civil aircraft manufacturers, my client is used to the high demands of their customers. Part of a wider global aerospace engineering group, their success is due in no small part to the excellent design, manufacture and reliability of the products to aerospace customers, with challenging (but achieved) targets. To ensure the continued improvement of these standards my client now seeks an experienced Strategic Buyer.

Locally the company employs over 500 employees with two main procurement teams.

Supporting the strategic procurement team, you will further develop relationships with suppliers, ensure that internal quality standards are being met measuring and bench-marking their ongoing performance. Analysing, amending & setting up new contracts, reducing the supplier database & managing your allotted suppliers to build long term relationships, you will also work alongside Engineering & Sales developing better NPI (New Product Introduction) processes.

As the ideal candidate, you will be an experienced strategic buyer, have a proven track record in operational procurement, gained in manufacturing environments. You will be working towards or already have a CIPS qualification and be comfortable communicating internally across departments. Most importantly, you will be adept at building long term supplier relations, ensuring that customer requirements and expectations are always met, through supply chain excellence.

This role offers an excellent immediate position, in a prestige manufacturing business with excellent working conditions and a genuinely positive environment. The role carries an elevated level of responsibility, and the potential to turn this contract in to a permanent opportunity.

Please apply with your full CV to Paula Ball via the e-mail link to this advert.

Ideal living locations include; Leicester, Loughborough, Tamworth, Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield, Corby, Newark, Birmingham, Lichfield, Burton

Required skills

  • Contracts
  • Procurement
  • Buyer
  • Quality
  • Strategic
  • Operational
  • Supplier Relationship
  • Savings Targets
  • Supplier Reduction

Reference: 34157662

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