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Strategic Buyer

  • Location

    Telford, Shropshire

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £43000 per annum + Company Benefits

  • Contact:

    Chantal Partridge

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Strategic Buyer

A fantastic opportunity for a Strategic Buyer has arisen, to join an iconic manufacturer based in Telford. With a potential salary range of £35,000- £43,000 plus company benefits this role would be perfect for a buyer who has strong experience with managing a team.

Candidates will have previous experience within purchasing or procurement specifically within a technical manufacturing environment and Ideally with experience in dealing with suppliers based abroad, managing contracts and dealing with problematic suppliers.

Role responsibilities of the Strategic Buyer:

  • Formulate plans and advise the Commodity Development Manager on how to maintain and improve and effective department.
  • Design, build, implement and maintain systems which support and enhance the department.
  • Build and maintain a strong and stable department.
  • Ensure the objectives you are given are implemented and achieve the companies targets by developing existing, recruiting new staff when needed, and establishing an effective control system.
  • Contribute to the structured improvement of suppliers (both existing and new) through product specification control.
  • To maintain and improve vendors in both technical and commercial aspects and to research, propose vendors in the case of re-sourcing from value engineering, commercial and technical ability.
  • Ensure that supplier loaned tooling is appropriately reviewed, monitored and appropriate action is taken to ensure that our component supply quality is not compromised.
  • Supervise the quotation, localisation and component approval process and report progress to Departmental Manager or Management Team on a periodic basis.
  • Deputise for the Commodity Development Manager in their absence.
  • Control the achievement of agreed cost savings, and quality improvement objectives.

Person Specification of the Strategic Buyer:

  • MCIPS (Essential)
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience with contracts


Up to £43k + Company benefits

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a senior buyer, sourcing specialist, vendor manager, commodity manager, commodity buyer, category manager, senior buyer or purchasing team leader.