Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
35000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual
16 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type

Excellent opportunity for a Buyer from an automotive or Manufacgturing background looking for a varied position where you will play a key part in the production process for an industry leading company. Big spends and strategies required along with integration with new businesses.

Client Details

Global Automotive manufacturer


As a buyer you will be responsible for the following:

  • Managing the machined component category across various facilities.
  • Responsible for managing a large spend from a global supplier base including low- cost countries.
  • Analyse cost data and quotations and identifying cost saving opportunities and value for money suppliers.
  • Creating sourcing strategies for new and existing products within the businesses budget and deemed value for money.
  • Manage supplier performance to make sure the business's goals are met, monitoring their quality, cost, and delivery metrics.
  • Identifying and driving performance improvement of the suppliers through metrics.
  • Managing and promoting good supplier relationships through regular review of KPIs through quarterly business reviews
  • Ensure supplier contracts and orders are met
  • Ensure continuous material and part availability


What we need from you:

  • Ability to lead negotiations and support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects
  • Strong leadership qualities and excellent influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrable commercial success within an Automotive and / or manufacturing environment is desired, but willing to consider all industries with the right competencies gained
  • The determination to drive forward the business to 'Best in Class' performance standards.
  • Results driven and the ability to deliver against aggressive targets to achieve the overall business objectives

Job Offer

GBP35,000- GBP45,000 Base + Package