Direct Buyer

Job Title: Direct Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum
Reference: LDDB575_1549629172
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 08, 2019 12:32

Job Description

Direct Buyer

An interesting and unique opportunity has become available for an experienced Direct Buyer working with an important automotive manufacturing company who are globally recognised for being at the forefront of their field.

As a Direct Buyer Professional you will be responsible for managing the end-to-end procurement within one of the business's various Buyer Sections.
You will be responsible for negotiating the costs of a specific commodity part, focusing on manufacturing best practice, VA/VE and exchange rate analysis etc.
You will also produce a clear New Model strategy for responsible commodity parts, accurate cost reporting and reduction plan for all New Model Design Change gateways.

What we can offer you:

As Direct Buyer you will be part of a dedicated procurement team that is split between various sections, each responsible for direct procurement of essential commodities required to enable production of award winning vehicles.
As a Direct Buyer you will have the opportunity to make large cost savings in a global business and develop your skills to unlock these opportunities.
You will be working closely with a leading engineering business and understand how a product/cost is conceived and matured up to mass production start. There will be opportunities to travel to Japan to hone these skills and visit the supply base on a regular basis to fully understand their business and effect on the company.

As part of the Procurement team you will have the opportunity to work across different sections. You will have the support of a team of very dedicated procurement professionals and you will be learning skills that are unique within the automotive industry, this is a company who are renowned for their attention to detail and continuous improvement programmes which often set them apart from other Automotive companies.

You will receive a competitive salary negotiable depending on qualifications and relevant level of experience, paid overtime, the ability to join the company car lease scheme after 12 months of joining, 25 days holiday, private medical care, discount vouchers, medical and dental plan, generous pension scheme, childcare vouchers and the opportunity to purchase all company products at a generously discounted rate.

Main responsibilities:

*Buyer opportunity on a specific commodity to produce clear new model strategy implementation and continuous Mass production cost down.
*Unique opportunity to work directly with the company Global Procurement & Design on strategy / VA Development.

To be considered for the position of Procurement Buyer, you must have:

*Strong communication and negotiation skills.
*Direct category purchasing, procurement and/or buyer experience.
*Ability to provide clear and regular cost reporting to Senior Management.
*Previous purchasing experience at Buyer level within a fast-paced automotive or similar manufacturing environment.
*Ability to manage individual tasks in line with specific deadlines. Self-management and daily completion is key.
*Be able to analyse data, input data into structured XL sheets and interpret data to ensure correct input.
*Be detail orientated and always be looking for continuous improvement.

It would advantageous to have:

*Degree in Business related function
*CIPS qualification or working towards
*Understand and apply the tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships
*Understanding of how a cost of manufactured part is derived (key cost drivers).

For further information or to apply please contact Lisa Darbyshire on 01793 317851 or email

Omega Resource Group Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.