Senior Buyer

01 August 20222022-08-01
Birmingham
Excellent Salary Plus Benefits
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Senior Buyer

Birmingham

Excellent Salary Plus Benefits

Recruit 12 has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Buyer to join a prestigious company within the Automotive Industry. 

Your responsibilities as a Senior Buyer will include:

  • Establish and execute strategy for assigned commodities.
  • Can create a strategy based on a global supply base, initially with assistance from Commodity Manager.
  • Can layout and explain a sub-commodity strategy. Follows and tracks the strategy for sub-commodities. 
  • Utilizes IPOs in quoting new business.
  • Considers global spending for all suppliers.
  • Consistently sends out and reviews complete RFQ packages.
  • Identifies opportunities for global leverage of volumes and purchasing power based on facts and figures.
  • Uses acquired knowledge to perform part cost estimation analysis for new business quotations to achieve Value for Money.  
  • Sourcing of new programs on time, on cost, and on budget.
  • Manages and negotiates supply agreements that require improvements in suppliers' cost, delivery, quality, order lead time, payment cycles, technology, and/or risk mitigation.
  • Coordinates supplier selection and leads supplier (re)source activities.
  • Work with other functions (e.g. SQ/Engr/ MP&L) on identifying and selecting qualified suppliers for both local purchases and export.
  • Working on cost reduction activities in line with global and regional material cost reduction targets.
  • Formulate annual business plans for achievement of cost reductions and year over year supplier performance improvement:  price, delivery & quality standards

To be a successful candidate as a Senior Buyer you will need:

  • Ability to work on tasks along with prioritizing work and managing deadlines.
  • Understands interactions that affect outcomes for problem solving.
  • Applies knowledge of global organizational issues to his/her own work.
  • Works independently to achieve objectives with little supervision
  • Can identify areas of deficiency in processes and employ resources to optimize.
  • Can support and personalize the needed change within the group/dept./organization.
  • Develops relationships across the corporation to facilitate inter-divisional cooperation and cross functional asset utilization
  • Provides prompt, courteous, and attentive service to both internal and external customers.
  • Treats others fairly and consistently. Effectively handles conflicts and issues impacting working relationships.
  • Actively supports the implementation and maintenance of lean value and the related value stream.
  • Demonstrates a high level of cooperation and collaboration with internal and external relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with people at all levels within and outside the company in a professional manner. 
  • Familiarity with Procurement and Quality Supplier Metrics with flow-down to supplier contracts and performance reviews. 
  • Must have an understanding of blueprints and technical specifications. 
  • Strong personal computer skills required, including experience with MS Office Software.
  • Ability to work on tasks along with prioritizing work and managing deadlines.
  • Understands interactions that affect outcomes for problem solving. 
  • Uses analytical abilities to distill complex issues into workable parts for themselves.
  • Anticipates consequences of alternative options.
  • Possesses and uses appropriate levels of intellectual ability to achieve objectives and maximize results.  
  • Demonstrates determined, engaged, thoughtful approach to doing day-to-day work. 
  • Applies knowledge of global organizational issues to his/her own work.
  • Works independently to achieve objectives with little supervision
  • Can identify areas of deficiency in processes and employ resources to optimize.

 

Recruit12 is a recruitment specialist working within the Automotive, Aerospace, and World Class manufacturing sectors.

Important:
Please note Recruit12 is only able to place into employment candidates that have a valid EU passport, a European Economic Area (EEA) passport or a valid UK visa. 

 

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