Strategic Buyer

2 days left

30000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual
23 Jul 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client based in Ipswich, design & manufacture of various components for international water & gas markets. They are recruiting for a Strategic Buyer to be responsible for executing the global supply chain strategy for assigned commodities.

Strategic Buyer Responsibilities:

*Negotiate & implement Supplier Agreements.

*Maintain awareness of world markets and emerging material related issues in the industry and position the supply chain to flexibly respond accordingly.

*Manage supplier capabilities in product design, cost reduction, lead time reduction and customer satisfaction.

*Work closely with the site supply chain, manufacturing and engineering teams to proactively identify and develop external capability to support strategic out-sourcing opportunities.

*Obtain competitive bids, analyze costs and negotiate/award contracts to vendors

*Drive continuous improvement in the supply base

*Provide effective support to new product introduction teams, proposal development and subcontracting opportunities as they develop.

Strategic Buyer Qualifications/Experience:

*The ideal candidate will have experience in a similar Supply Chain role.

*Strong negotiation skills.

*Global sourcing experience desirable.

*Experience in supplier assessment, supplier selection and supplier management.

*Proven ability to develop collaborative relationships and influence up, down, and across organizational lines.

*Experience with eSourcing tools desirable.

*Willingness to travel overseas on the rare occasion

*BS/BA in business or technical discipline is desirable.

*Certification in CIPS is highly desired.

*Project management and planning skills

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