Strategic Buyer

£35,000 - £45,000

Staffordshire - Permanent

Posted: 3 months ago

Ref: D0012154



Does your current purchasing role have you feeling like Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog day? …


Monday: Place orders. Chase orders.


Tuesday: Place orders. Chase orders.


Wednesday: Spend the morning thinking about all the good purchasing ideas you have yet won’t get a chance to action. Place orders. Chase orders.


You get the picture.

It doesn’t need to be this way.


A large manufacturing / engineering company that values purchasing are looking for Buyers to join their strategic procurement team.


This team focuses on delivering medium to long term strategic procurement for 7 different business units.


The focus is less on day to day order placing / chasing, but more maximising category value, strategic supplier management, sourcing, negotiating terms and contracts etc.


Your suppliers will be based globally. They won’t just be a name on an email, or a voice over the phone…you’ll be encouraged to meet with them to get a better understanding of their capabilities and to develop in depth relationships


Experience in plastics, metals, or electronics would help, but you don’t need to be the finished article as the business will help you get there.


The business is big on learning, and will support with CIPS studies if you want it, done via their internal academy.


Sounds good?


If you’d like to find out more, you can apply or contact Joel Stevenson at Distinct Recruitment for a chat.


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Profile - Joel Stevenson


Joel Stevenson

Head of Procurement & Supply Chain

M 07590 393288

T 0115 8700300

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