Senior Buyer

Reference: JS-FHR-2307

£Negotiable, Full Benefits & Bonus

Our Client, a World recognised and respected Automotive OEM Manufacturer based in rural Warwickshire are actively seeking a talented Senior Buyer with Automotive OEM industry exposure and Direct Commodity spend experience on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Manager – Senior Procurement, you will supervise a team of Buyers and provide support to the Purchasing Manager, deputising in their absence and covering all aspects of Purchasing and Man-Management skills and duties. You will be procuring a range of commodities 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.

On offer to the successful candidate is a negotiable (albeit dependent on relevant experience) basic salary, together with a full flexible benefits package, to include a car discount scheme.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

-Supervise and support buyers in their day to day activity and delivery of objectives.
-Represent the section at cross functional meetings.
-Drive and manage TVM meetings and new model program activities.
-Deputise for Purchasing Management, to include the day to day running of the Purchasing team.
-Prepare and present Purchasing status and metrics to business management team.
-Coordinate and manage supplier performance with Quality and MP&L functions ensuring performance targets are met.
-Provide support for individual and team development, including induction training and skill’s gap analysis ensuring section training plan is effective.
-Procurement and negotiation responsibility for both individual and teams objectives.
-Working with a cross functional team to establish and set programme financial targets.

Qualifications & Experience ideally required:

-Should ideally be educated to Degree level, preferably in line with the role requirements.
-CIPS qualification preferable or at least working towards this.
-You should have extensive Purchasing experience ideally gained within an Automotive OEM manufacturing environment; however, of greater importance is the individual’s aptitude and commitment to rapidly assimilate the needs of the role and to be quickly performing in the role, to a high standard.
-You will have Direct Automotive Commodity Spend experience.
-You should be a confident and forthcoming character.
-The individual should hold a full driving licence, passport and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require it.
-A competent understanding of the Microsoft suite of office tools would be advantageous.

This position is available with immediate effect.

To APPLY, please contact Jason Seed DipRP, DipRSA, FIRP; Director of Forbes HR Ltd on:

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