Buyer | Leading Manufacturer – Automotive | Hampshire

This fantastic, growing Hampshire-based company can claim to be the UK’s leader in their industry sector and is now looking for a Buyer to be part of a team of 5.

This company is offering you the chance of considerable progression whereby you can progress to Senior Buyer & Supply Chain Manager with their bespoke training and development in place.

The organisation has had exceptional growth going from a £6m turnover to £35m in one year. With a new CEO and Procurement Manager leading them into further growth in the next 3 years, this is a very exciting time to join the company.

As Buyer:

  • Working to the order placement schedule, sending RFQ’S and order enquiries to suppliers,
  • Communicating issues to the team and administer system purchase order entry and adjustments
  • Analysing trends and managing stock accordingly
  • Working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Identifying areas for continuous improvement
  • Achieving personal annual cost reduction targets
  • Managing a supplier / category portfolio
  • Minimizing stock holding while ensuring no stock outs
  • Establishing key relationships with stakeholders
  • Identifying suitable suppliers for supply and manufacture of components

Skills and experience required:

  • CIPS Qualification
  • Sourcing & negotiation experience
  • Supplier relationship / performance management
  • Cost saving / value adding experience
  • Advanced Excel

In applications, we will be looking for:

  • Previous experience of buying within manufacturing
  • Be confident in developing professional relationships
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Be able to work well as part of a team
  • Drive and ambitious 
  • Experience with engineering drawings and BoM’s
  • Computer literate – Sound MRP experience & Microsoft package.
  • Forecasting / stock control experience

Benefits of the Supplier Relationship Manager role include:

  • Bupa Health Scheme
  • Half-day Friday
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays

To discuss the Buyer role in more depth please contact Chizoba Uzuegbunam at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to chizoba@procurementheads.com or call 07393 140 509. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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