Buyer - Automotive

Encore Personnel
£23,000 per annum
27 Jul 2017
20 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


I'm looking to recruit a Buyer to join a global manufacturer of precision components supplying into major automotive OEM's. They are part of a multinational corporation but operate as an independent business unit. As part of their continued growth, they are looking to recruit a Buyer who will assist with the supply of raw materials, goods and services.


Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Birmingham, Coalville, Coventry, Hinckley, Leicester, Lutterworth, Royal Leamington Spa, Rugby, Nuneaton, Solihull, Tamworth


  • £23k - £27k
  • Contributory Pension
  • Internal progression (chance to grow with the company and become a Senior Buyer in 2-3 years)
  • To be a part of a market leading company
  • 25 Days Annual Leave & Statutory Holidays

THE ROLE: As a Buyer you will be required to:

  • Purchase raw materials, components and services ensuring cost, quality and delivery targets are met
  • Negotiate with suppliers to improve terms of business and prices
  • Identify opportunities to make business savings through negotiation
  • Place orders in a timely manner
  • Work closely with suppliers monitoring their performance through key metrics
  • Negotiate key contracts
  • Implement continuous improvement and cost reduction activities throughout the supply chain
  • Update ERP system accurately

THE CANDIDATE: The ideal Buyer will be:

  • Working towards becoming a member of CIPS (beneficial)
  • Degree educated in relevant discipline (beneficial)
  • Working knowledge of ERP / MRP systems
  • Previous experience of purchasing in an automotive or manufacturing environment
  • A dynamic personality with the attitude to always do better
  • Ability to communicate and engage with people across all levels


To be considered for this role, please click on the link provided. If you would like any further information about this vacancy before applying, please feel free to contact us and ask for Taher Rahman

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