Strategic Buyer

Posted 6 March by Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain Ending soon

Responsible for a 10 m USD$ spend and list of commodities including Electronics, Electrical & Mechanical Components, Control Cubicle equipment, Power supplies, Terminal blocks, factored products and overseeing the NPI / Industrialisation of these products from international sites.

Client Details

Global manufacturing organisation based in Stafford.


  • Managing and developing the sub-cluster / country supplier panel in line with the organisations global sourcing strategy, and in a close relation with the KCM/local commodity buyer dedicated to their commodities
  • Coordinate the NPI programme requirements & liaise with local commodity managers to review deadlines and cost reduction strategies.
  • Propose & implement cost reduction actions for the NPI.
  • Negotiate price conditions (price, payment terms, Incoterms, warranty, logistic requirements) with suppliers
  • Support decisions (factories & project offices) facing logistic, quality or price issues with the suppliers in their portfolio
  • Identify and develop new suppliers / materials / technologies in line with the Project requirement
  • Collaborate with Engineering & SQA for supplier development
  • Continuous supplier market analysis
  • Negotiating agreements with suppliers (contractual conditions)
  • Providing analysis on market, new products, new comers, legal constraints, etc
  • Reporting their activity (especially savings) to management.
  • Define and deploy the site or country sourcing strategy per commodity in line with the organisations global commodities strategies defined by the KCM team
    - Continuous supplier market analysis
    - Close collaboration with engineering & quality to develop new suppliers
    - Initiate and deploy design to sourcing actions with engineering & strategic suppliers to reduce TCO
  • Supplier Assessments to ensure capacity, capability, financial stability and overall suitability for supply/manufacture.


  • 3-5 years experience in sourcing (or purchasing) function
  • 3 years experience in NPI project management
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Creative and tenacious
  • Knowledge in Electronics / Electrical components
  • Project Management
  • SAP experience
  • International sourcing exposure

Job Offer

6 month contract - £20 - £32 per hour

Required skills

  • Purchasing
  • buyer
  • electronics
  • NPI
  • procurement
  • senior buyer
  • commodity buyer

Reference: 34618432

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