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Job Title : Buyer
Location : Loughborough
Category : Technical/Engineering
Salary : £25000 - £30000 (p.a)
Job Type : Permanent
Ref No.46/E/0141

The Role
Our client is currently seeking CIPS qualified Buyer as integral part of the purchasing team with a strong, solid background in purchasing and supply chain management. The role is key to leading the business in securing quality suppliers of materials and components covering price delivery and quality targets.

Key Responsibilities
• Ensure the most cost effective and efficient inflow of materials and services through the application of purchasing best practice in accordance with operating principles.
• Initiate and maintain effective relationships with suppliers and internal and external customers
• To manage a portfolio of supplier relationships and to support colleagues with their workload as required to assure team delivery.
• Identify alternative suppliers ensuring due diligence is carried out in a timely manner.
• Differentiate supplier relationships and to analyse which type of approach is the most effective for each material / service at any given time
• Adhere to, and comply with company codes of practice.
• Review and contribute to the delivery of personal, departmental and business metrics and KPIs.
• Prepare and provide constructive contributions with team meetings that develop the business and department agenda as well as enhancing personal and team development.
• Drive the development of purchasing excellence.
• Negotiate Supply Agreements/Service Level agreements/contracts as applicable.
• Create Category Sourcing plans for each area of expenditure.

Key Requirements
· Extensive experience within a procurement role related to engineering.
· Experience of working as a Buyer within a manufacturing / engineering environment.
· High competency level in use of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and MRP Systems.
· Proven track record of controlling and reducing external spend whilst developing a robust supplier base.
· Fully conversant with modern procurement and purchasing techniques.
· Experience of purchasing bespoke, manufactured parts including scheduled deliveries.
· Experience of outsourcing to low cost countries would be an advantage.
· Ability to take a proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results.
· Versatile, tenacious with strong negotiation skills.
· Result orientated and confident.
· Commercial and financial acumen.

Essential Qualifications
Degree qualified or equivalent in a business related subject
CIPS - Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply qualified

For further information regarding the position please feel free to contact our Technical Consultant Jason Barrington on 01509 269636 or email you CV to technicaljobs@teg77.com

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