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Job: Commodities Buyer
Hours: 8.00am-16.30pm Monday-Thursday | 08.00am-14.00pm Friday
24 days holiday
Main Purpose: To be responsible for ensuring the Company has the best supplier base to support business requirements. Continually monitor commodities to understand market trends and the impact upon the company's supplier base. Continually review spend and ensure the lowest, total cost is in place.
Relevant degree qualification or equivalent or foundation Level CIPS as an alternative option vs NVQ Level 3.
Proven experience in a purchasing function within the automotive industry; or equivalent experience in areas of sourcing activities, contract negotiations, evidence of spend versus savings achievements.
Coaching and training new and existing members of the team as and when required. Assist the departmental manager in daily team activities also in meetings. Lead cost improvement projects. Lead commodity strategy plan execution.
This position is accountable for cost savings. KPI's will be in place to review progress. Any substantial errors could have an impact upon suppliers, customers, and have financial implications for the company. Must be dedicated to Health and Safety and ensure they consistently follow safe working practices. Must complete records accurately in line with organisational requirements.
Company procedures, goals, strategy and objectives will govern the position. Profit improvement plans will also determine departmental contribution to improving the profitability of the business.
This role does have access to sensitive and confidential information, related to the company, suppliers and customers.
Meeting Deadlines/Pressure of Work
The position will require deadlines to be met consistently especially related to Supplier and Customer requirements.
Linked to departmental Strategy Document