Group Buyer

Macildowie Associates
29 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Hair & Beauty
Contract Type
Full Time

Macildowie is pleased to be recruiting a Group Buyer for a well-known business based in Staffordshire.

Reporting directly to the Purchasing Manager, your main responsibilities will be:

> Supplier Management
> Procurement Strategy
> Cost reduction and cost management

Main Role
> Build relationships with current and potential suppliers
> Procurement of Materials and Commodities
> Work with NPI and Quality Teams
> Managing relationships with key suppliers
> Drive down costs
> Improve transparency within the procurement process

To be considered for this role you must be able to display the following skills and abilities:

> Purchasing in a Manufacturing Environment
> Familiar with Manufacturing Processes
> Global Sourcing
> An appreciation of Lean Techniques
> Working as part of a matrix organisation
> New Product Introduction process
> Commodity Strategy development skills
> Strong interpersonal and communication skills at all levels with an organisation
> Teamwork - Able to actively participate in project team activities
> Good personal organisation
> Computer literate
> Independent able to work unsupervised
> MCIPS qualified or equivalent

This role is being recruited as a matter of urgency, and forms an integral part of the procurement team.

This role will pay up to £40,000 plus a host of benefits depending upon experience.

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