• Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits: 25 days annual holiday, up to 14% pension

  • Location: Loughborough

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  • Reference: 38292385

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Permanent opportunity
Global manufacturing business

Our client who are a global manufacturing business are looking to add a buyer to their already successful team on a permanent basis. If you have experience of direct procurement, please get in touch.

Role Summary

  • Effectively manage procurement activities and cross-functional relationships with assigned suppliers ensuring appropriate purchasing policies and procedures are applied at all times.
  • Responsible for important internal and external relationships impacting financial, operational, and customer metrics as well as ensuring proper execution of assigned procurement activities including supplier management, commercial management, order book management, and supplier performance management to meet department and company objectives and targets


Core Responsibilities  

  • Manage relationships with designated suppliers of goods and services to ensure quality, cost, delivery and responsiveness targets are being achieved.  Manage and enforce contract obligations
  • Conduct requests for quotation, evaluation, negotiations, and sourcing activities as directed in order to obtain a full range of products and services from suppliers that meet planned performance targets
  • Drive annual cost down and minimize supplier cost increases. Accountable for commodity Purchase Cost Variance (PCV) performance
  • Raise orders and/or other demand signals accurately and on time to ensure all goods and services are supplied in accordance with customer and company requirements whilst at the same time optimising levels of inventory
  • Manage day to day supplier quality, pricing and delivery issues, eradicating and/or escalating problems efficiently both internally and externally to minimise impact on our business 
  • Manage system and supply chain performance parameters such as supplier contact information, lead times, minimum order quantities, delivery frequency, and schedules


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Procurement in manufacturing environment
  • Successful track record of negotiating with a variety of suppliers, using different approaches & methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to write specifications, prepare bid documents, handle bidding process and analyze all bid results
  • Experienced in procuring parts from commodity suppliers & also specialist manufacturers making customs parts or those suppliers providing specialist services
  • Solves complex problems and exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information