Our client, a global blue-chip automotive company, is currently recruiting for multiple Strategic Buyers to join their expanding team. In this role you will be tasked with managing the components lifecycle and heavily involved in technical / engineering advancements to enhance your commodity area.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge, within a fast moving and challenging industry, offering excellent career progression and benefits including support with relocation.
Main responsibilities for the successful Strategic Buyer will involve:
Purchasing components/raw materials 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
Strong cost analysis and cost breakdown of raw materials and production processes
Strong 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
Solid experience within global companies with at least a European responsibility
In return you will be given autonomy, learning on the job exposure as well as extensive training and development to enhance your experience as well as a highly competitive salary and benefits package.