senior buyer in norwich

22 August 2018
emma clare, randstad cpe
job type
£ 35,000 - £ 37,000 per year
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norwich, east of england
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£ 35,000 - £ 37,000 per year
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emma clare, randstad cpe
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job description

Senior Buyer required in Norfolk

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity in purchasing with a British company that manufactures sports cars and racing cars in its headquarters in Hethel?

Providing comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers and is an internationally recognised automotive engineering consultancy.

Committed to driving forward technology, this engineering company is a global high-tech company spearheading research into such areas as advanced powertrain design & validation, lightweight material research and ride and handling.

Job Summary:

Ensure components/services are sourced in the most optimum manner for the specific project/department.

Maintain a supplier base acceptable for our industry.

Establish project/department procurement as designated.

Support department colleagues as and when necessary.

Roles & Responsibilities

* Source and procure components/services
* Assess potential suppliers both technically and commercially
* Provide support to assess and report on new technology/services and applications
* Assist with proposal costings, as required
* Provide a role model for Buyers and Associate Buyers
* Ensure all activities undertaken are in line with current policies and procedures.
* Assist in day to day running of the Purchasing Department and all activities associated with it
* Liaise with Clients and their suppliers to ensure adequate interface
* Liaise directly with the Clients as and when necessary, on all commercial aspects relevant to the project
* Undertake costdown activities as directed by the Team Leader/ Commodity Supervisor/ Principal
* Assess existing suppliers with the main to reduce supplier base
* Liaise with internal customer departments to ensure adequate interface.

Qualifications and Experience (Essential & Desirable criteria):


Certificate of Higher Education in Engineering/Business Studies or equivalent

Higher National Diploma and/or CIPS desirable

Experience within an automotive environment is essential

Proficient with Microsoft Office programs

Basic understanding of engineering/manufacturing drawings

European language would be desirable

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of a respected and successful automotive company. Are you up for the challenge?

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.





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