Senior Buyer

Gleeson Recruitment Group
42000.00 GBP Annual
29 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type

How would you like to work for one of the most iconic luxury automotive manufacturers on the planet and be part of strengthening and growing their procurement department? Fancy leading, coaching and developing a team of buyers? Have a background in purchasing/procurement within a fast moving, high pressure manufacturing environment? Then this Senior Buyer role could be just what you are looking for.

The successful Senior Buyer will be joining an icon business known the world over for producing luxury, high performance vehicles. This is an exciting time in their growth as they are looking to more than triple their production output over the next 3 years with the introduction of new models and the opening of a brand new facility. The role is based out of their Coventry facility, which has recently undergone a refurbishment and offers a clean, modern working environment.

As Senior Buyer, you will supervise a team of 4-5 buyers and provide support for the Purchasing Manager, deputising in their absence and covering all aspects of purchasing & people management skills and duties. You will procure a range of commodities within the interiors category, in accordance with the purchasing and business procedures with a strong focus on commercial acumen and account management skills to deliver departmental objectives specific to quality, cost and delivery. You will formulate, and execute, the commodity strategy and run sourcing events from start to finish.

To be considered for the role of Senior Buyer, it is expected you will be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

Previous purchasing / procurement experience within a fast moving, high pressure, complex manufacturing environment - automotive is advantageous but not essential

CIPS or working toward would be viewed favourably but is not essential

Previous experience of leading, coaching, mentoring individuals or teams is highly desirable, as is the drive and ambition to progress within this business

Demonstrable experience of leading end to end sourcing events - a background in best cost country sourcing would be an advantage.

Excellent communication and engagement skills

Commercially minded and results focused

Willing to travel one day a week to another site in Warwickshire

In return, the successful Senior Buyer will receive a remuneration package that includes:

Base salary of GBP42-46k

Privilege car lease scheme


Contributory Pension

26 days holiday

Private Healthcare (single cover)

Gleeson Procurement & Supply Chain is a specialist recruiter of leadership roles and technical specialists on both a permanent and temporary basis, into a number of industries including 3PL, construction, retail, service sector, automotive, aerospace, general manufacturing and FMCG. Please visit our website for further information about our services and to view all of our roles

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