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Strategic Buyer

  • Location

    Skelmersdale, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Engineering, FMCG, Manufacturing

  • Job type:

    Permanent or Contract

  • Salary:

    £20 - £25 per hour

  • Contact:

    Reece Flood

  • Contact email:

    [email protected]

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months +

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We have the opportunity for a Robust Strategic Buyer to join a market leading Manufacturing company in the Skelmersdale area, this will be on an initial 12 month contract, with the view to transition to permanent.

You will be responsible for a wide variety of functions critical to the continued success and effectiveness of the business, including:
*Supporting the execution of cost reductions for assigned commodities
*Develop and obtain quotations from suppliers
*Provide defined sourcing and procurement support on new product development activities driving schedule adherence and attainment of cost targets
*Advising Management of improvements on materials and equipment, price changes, marketing changes and source changes

To be successful a successful Strategic Buyer you will need the following experience:
*Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or relevant experience
*Minimum 4 years of progressive purchasing, cost reduction, project management, negotiation, supply chain management and problem solving skills
*A self-starter who is able to work with internal clients to pro-actively resolve any issues/problems
*CIPS certified candidates are preferred