Buyer required on a contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.
Have you got experience of working in a fast paced purchasing / procurement environment? Do you have a background in delivering both local and global sourcing strategies and leading cost reduction, inventory and quality improvement projects? If you are seeking an exciting challenge then this is the role for you!
You will be responsible for managing procurement activity for a group of suppliers / components at the Stafford manufacturing facility. Your role will involve delivering procurement excellence including integration between the Global Purchasing team and the facility. As a Buyer you will provide purchasing solutions and expertise in order to deliver a lean, responsive and resilient material and services flow for the facility from source to dock. The role will demonstrate leadership in implementing cost reduction projects, inventory and quality improvement; as well as responsibility for soundness of business proposals and risk assessment.
Responsibilities:Responsible and accountable for the implementation of a local sourcing strategy Managing policies, agreements, special purchasing programs; and supporting specific Product line( NPI programmes) Provide leadership for cost reduction, sourcing, logistics and resource management. Lead continuous improvement initiatives and new product introduction activities within Purchasing Liaison with corresponding Category Buyers.
Qualifications, skills and experience;Required Qualifications:Degree educated or equivalent experience within a Purchasing role.Previous experience in managing a supplier base. Ability to lead teams, suppliers and customers to effective solutions Analytical, problem solving, and project leadership skills Effective communicator in written and oral form Well-developed interpersonal skillsPrevious experience of managing global suppliers.Professional certification in Purchasing and/or Inventory Management
Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.