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Senior Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Technology & Electronics
Salary£33,000 to £45,000 per annum
LocationsStaffordshire, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted10 August 2018

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Senior Buyer - Manufacturing and Production - Newcastle-under-Lyme

Client Details

My client based in Newcastle-under-Lyme is a well established and structured manufacturing business with a great history and that is reputable within its industry for quality. They are looking for a Senior Buyer to work with the Purchasing Manager, looking after the purchasing team and delivering sound Purchasing decisions and moving forward with the company to continue to maintain and develop themselves and the business. This is a fast paced environment, the business prides itself in the product they provide but also the employees that are the make up of the business.


The key responsibilities for this Manufacturing and Production Senior Buyer based in Newcastle-under-Lyme the will be;

  • To be involved in projects and work together with the purchasing team to develop the purchasing function in line with the business.
  • Manage a team of buyers, offering support, best practice and developing their skills.
  • Maintain and create supplier relationships and ensure that the quality, cost and turn around is improved or kept to the necessary level, whilst also introducing strategies to develop the Purchasing function.
  • Work with key stakeholders and engineers on key VAVE projects.
  • Be proactive in terms of supplier selection, ensuring that sound purchasing decisions are made to improve performance in line with the business values.
  • Look at market trends and be commercially aware to act upon changes and opportunities that arise.


The Successful candidate for this Automotive Senior Buyer role will;

  • Have purchasing experience (minimum of 2 years) within Manufacturing and Production in a fast paced environment.
  • Be degree qualified (desirable)
  • Show an understanding of products, processes and experience in being involved in projects and NPI.
  • Be proactive in communicating with key stakeholders.
  • CIPS qualified
  • Commercially aware and ambitious to build their career.
  • Show consistency within their career.

Job Offer

£33,000 - £45,000 + Great package

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