Strategic Purchaser - Bedfordshire

General Manufacturing - Manufacturing
Ref: 180 Date Posted: Tuesday 10 Jul 2018
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Bonfire Recruitment are working with a leading specialist engineering company based in Buckinghamshire, to recruit a Strategic Purchaser.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Strategic Buyer/ Purchaser to take on a new challenge and develop.

Can you define and execute our global category strategy? Are you a great communicator with an unstoppable drive? Do you possess the strategic mindset combined with a hard-work mentality and want to take the next step in your career? 

Job Description

Reporting to the Regional Procurement Manager, this role will be diverse, interesting and rewarding. You will need to be a strong communicator with extensive purchasing experience.

On a day-to-day basis, you will communicate with various parts of the organisation as well as external suppliers.

A large part of your job will also be to:

  • Identify and execute KPI projects on Savings, Cash flow and Supplier performance
  • Support business growth- or foot print projects
  • Global category strategy; savings, supplier consolidation, quality & delivery performance etc.
  • Drive SLA implementation

To be considered successful you achieve strong results in savings, quality, logistics, contractual compliance and developing high performance suppliers. You will be the expert in your own category and will be the driver in all tasks with your area of responsibility.
As a person, you have the ability to work in a complex matrix organisation with different agendas as global perspectives and local impact projects. You have a great sense of urgency and are always delivering projects on time even though you must plan and follow up on several team members globally.

Candidate Requirements :

You hold a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree  You have minimum of 3 years of procurement related experience, preferably from a manufacturing industry with an international environment. You must possess strong negotiation and commercial skills and have knowledge in SAP and MS Office and masters English at negotiation level in both verbal and writing. You have excellent skills within communication and negotiation, and you understand and respect cultural differences. You respect and understand the business needs, and take these into consideration in every decision. You must be proactive with a passion for successful results.

Furthermore, you enjoy changing environments, tight deadlines and making situational approaches to your stakeholders. You work structured, prioritises, follows up and executes while you always have an eye open for customers, quality, and results.

By joining this company you will have the chance to make a difference within their global workplace and to be part of their successful and professional team. In this position you can grow, challenge yourself and work closely with different stakeholders in the company.


To Apply:

To be considered for this vacancy please click on the apply button, submitting a recent copy of your CV. Following review, if your details are of interest, our lead recruiter will be in contact to discuss further. Due to the high volume of applications for this role, we will not be able to give direct feedback, unless requested,  if you are unsuccessful for shortlisting.


About Bonfire Recruitment :

Bonfire Recruitment has relationships with a selected number of manufacturers throughout the UK.

We have a strong understanding of how each of our partner sites operate and what type of candidates will suit best for the role.

If you do have any questions on the role please call Melanie Porter directly on 0141 354 1403.


Possible Previous Job Titles :

Purchaser, Buyer, Strategic Buyer, Strategic Purchaser, Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Co-ordinator

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