My client, a Global automotive manufacturer is seeking passionate professionals to assume the role of Senior Buyer for a number of direct component areas. The buyer would be responsible for supporting and implementing the procurement strategy for their commodity group as well as taking part in direct sourcing activities. The Buyer works cross functionally with Quality, Logistics, Manufacturing, R&D and Purchasing teams to find opportunities for cost reductions.
Support strategic purchasing plans, ensuring supplier expectations are clearly defined and suppliers are committed to achieving goals and objectives in the areas of Quality, Cost Competitiveness (total delivered cost) and Delivery.
Develop strategies that strengthen the quality of supplier relationships by identifying opportunities to continuously improve the effectiveness of communications and supplier relationship management activities.
Promote and encourage cross functional participation from Quality, SCM, Purchasing, R&D, and Manufacturing in order to maximise total cost reduction & technical optimisation.
Actively manage sourcing activities via management of RFQs , key sourcing processes and quotation analysis / negotiation.
Develop and maintain a strong industrial awareness through investigation of new supply markets and assessing supplier’s capability.
Bachelor’s degree (or international equivalent)
Experience in a purchasing environment, preferably Automotive or similar high volume/mass production industry managing large volume and spends.
Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
Team player with a proactive, flexible attitude, able to work within tight deadlines and deliver under pressure.
Proven cost reduction experience using a number of techniques (benchmarking / negotiation / process improvement etc)
Demonstrable track record of achievement of cost reduction targets and project based deliverables.
Willing to travel internationally
Fluent English speaker, other languages would be an advantage.
This role offers excellent opportunities to develop and progress, you will have full accountability and in return be offered a highly competitive salary and benefits package.