Strategic Buyer

£40,000 - £50,000

Nottingham - Temporary

Posted: 2 months ago

Ref: D0027470



Commuting to an office to sit at a desk and connect to the same network that can be accessed from home… it’s a crazy concept when you think about it, isn’t it?


In a world where you can literally connect and work remotely from Papua New Guinea, does it really make sense to be in the office every day?


A Nottingham based engineering business are looking for a Strategic Buyer to cover an 18-month extended mat leave.


They’ve got a real mature outlook on flexible working. As long as you’re managing your workload effectively and delivering results, you don’t need to be in the office 5 days per week. The Purchasing Director only lives 9 miles down the road and works from home 1-2 days.


As a Strategic Buyer you’ll cover the EMEA region, partnering with procurement and business stakeholders in a matrix organisation to support project led procurement initiatives.


Instead of negotiating and contracting, think developing sourcing projects and strategic initiatives such as supplier financing projects.


There will be some travel across the EMEA involved, but true to their values of flexible working, video-cons are encouraged, so you’ll see more of your living-room than the airport lounge.


About you:


A background in strategic procurement is assumed, ideally within engineering. Project management experience is also essential; formal project management training / qualifications desirable.


And if you’re in a permanent job with a notice period, but want less time commuting and more time chilling, this would be a great option.

I mean, 18 months is effectively a permanent job in this day and age, and if you’re still here at the end of the contract the Purchasing Director will do her best to keep you long term.


If you’d like to find out more, you can either reply to this ad or contact Joel at Distinct Recruitment.


We look forward to hearing from you.






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Joel Stevenson

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