Logistics Buyer

Job Title: Logistics Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £35000 - £43500 per annum
Reference: LDLB55_1547486032
Contact Name: Lisa Darbyshire
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 14, 2019 17:13

Job Description

Indirect Buyer - Logistics

An interesting and unique opportunity for an Indirect Buyer focusing on Logistics has become available working for a very important automotive manufacturing company who are recognised globally for being at the forefront of their field.

Working within the business's PAN-European Procurement function with a focus on Logistics, which includes; transportation - inbound and outbound logistics, materials handling, warehousing, packaging and Couriers. This role will mainly be based in Swindon, Wiltshire with occasional working from the Bracknell office location.

Reporting to the Category Manager this role will cover procurement of all logistics services for the UK and European sites within scope, with a spend of over £220m per year. In addition to this, you will play a key role in supporting development of the Logistics category strategy.

As a high profile category you will be impacting core commercial decisions at all levels with the business up to board level. As such you will need to be confident and competent together with the ability to support the strategic vision for the Logistics category, together with supporting operations to deliver "best in Class" supplier performance.

What we can offer you?

This is an opportunity to join a global manufacturing brand during an exciting period of growth, where the successful candidate will be involved in shaping the future of the company's indirect procurement function on a European-wide basis. As a growing business area this is an exciting time for someone looking to make their mark within a highly visible, strategic role.

A generous salary, paid overtime, 25 days' holiday, private medical care, discount vouchers, medical plan, generous pension scheme, and the opportunity to purchase all company products at a generously discounted rate. You will have access to a pool car when travelling between offices and you will qualify for the company car scheme after 12 months.

Key Purpose of Role:
*To support the process of strategic tender development within the Logistics Category
*Developing strategies on own area of category responsibility
*Support company sourcing decisions
*Support the business with company governance and project methodology
*Work with the business to develop strategic direction and approach
*Perform negotiations and drive commercial models that benefit the organisation

Key Tasks:
*Liaise with internal stakeholders at all levels in the business to develop and capture financial and commercial data to assist with procurement decisions and business strategies
*Liaise with key Logistics partners and building lasting and strong relationships
*Outline value for money processes through data analysis findings and pursue cost savings and cost reduction within the supply chain
*Manage benchmarking and market research/analysis by utilising business systems available
*Highlight leverage opportunities
*Develop relationships and work closely with disciplines and groups within the business, key stakeholders, customers and suppliers
*Undertake all procurement analysis in accordance with company policies and adhere to legal obligations

Skills & Experience:
*Appropriate experience in a Logistics and /or Procurement environment
*Experienced in managing communications across multiple stakeholder groups
*Experienced and capable to undertake tasks in an organised and logical manner with a flexible and committed approach to work
*Possessing, excellent communication and listening skills and having the experience/credibility to operate effectively and build relationships with senior management team members
*Self motivated individual who has the ability to work on their own or within a team environment
*Proven ability to prioritise tasks, pay attention to detail, work proactively and use initiative
*The ability to analyse and interpret complex data / information and present complex and often contentious issues and report in a clear and convincing manner

Core Competencies:
*Communication and influencing - establishes communication channels, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others
*Organisational skills - plans well in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan, ensures sufficient resources, encourages improvements,
*Results orientation - satisfies internal/external customers, effective performance management, addresses cross functional issues and technical issues, knowledge of systems and processes
*Interpersonal skills - builds positive relationships, demonstrates confident in own ability, approachable

Technical Competencies:
*Stakeholder Management - Collaborates and communicates effectively with the appropriate stakeholders to meet the business needs
*Strategic thinking and vision
*Commercial Acumen - Applies business and industry knowledge to make effective Procurement decisions. Analyses complex data to generate innovative sourcing solutions and challenges current practice in order to deliver financial and other benefits
*Analysis & Problem Solving - Analyses and draws the appropriate conclusions from financial and other data. Compares multiple sources of data to recommend correct course of action
*Creativity - Seeks out and applies new approaches to solve problems and drive improvement
*Personal Organisation & Project Planning - Maintains focus and effectiveness when faced with challenges/change and the priorities. Plans for self to accomplish goals. Establishes procedures to monitor the results of projects or tasks

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.