This is a fantastic opportunity for Graduate Procurement Buyers to join a global blue-chip automotive company and receive fantastic training and development. We are currently recruiting for multiple Product and Component Graduate Buyers to join their expanding team. In this role you will be tasked with managing the component’s lifecycle and heavily involved in technical / engineering advancements to enhance your commodity area.
You should have graduated from University with an Engineering degree and / or Procurement degree at the very least and have at least 3 months experience within procurement. Your inquisitive nature in understanding how products and components are manufactured and engineered will stand you in good stead to develop quickly and efficiently within this position and company.
This is a fast moving and challenging industry, offering excellent career progression and benefits including support with relocation.
Main responsibilities for the successful Buyer will involve:
Purchasing parts and components for current and future products including high precision commodities
Managing supplier relationships to ensure optimum cost solutions for piece price and tooling through detailed cost analysis, on-going supplier relationships, negotiation and looking to enhance production processes
Ensuring appropriate sourcing and supplier selection
Managing all commercial issues relating to suppliers
Ownership of strategic development of commodities
Understanding of cost analysis and cost breakdown of components and production processes
Negotiation skills based on analysis reports and findings from suppliers and visualisation of product design
Energetic and driven individual with the flexibility to adjust to new cultures and work in a complex organisation
Either automotive industry experience or at least in a similar production background such as white goods or manufacturing production line
Excellent qualifications predominantly in Engineering or similar degrees
Strong and capable analysing skills
Effective stakeholder engagement
Engineering background is required to illustrate innovative ideas for cost reduction and modification whilst working closely with the R&D and engineering departments
Experience within global companies