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Procurement Heads are partnering with a leading manufacturing business based in Surrey as they recruit a Buyer within their specialist project procurement team. The Buyer is joining to offer valuable support on a complex and business critical project.

Joining a newly structured team with a fresh strategy in place, you will work alongside dynamic colleagues with vibrant energy and genuine passion for procurement. As a visible point of contact for senior business stakeholders you will play a pivotal role in delivering best practice procurement support.

In joining a business where employees are close-knit and supportive you will benefit from ongoing career development. The Procurement Director is dedicated to training and all Buyers are offered support with CIPs. If you’re a Buyer looking to take the next step in your career, this could be the opportunity for you.

What the role involves;

You will be assigned to a very specific project involving direct procurement, engaging in full end to end cycles. Further skills and experience are as follows;

  • Act as a single point of contact for the project team, offering sound procurement and commercial advice and guidance throughout project timelines
  • Engage stakeholders across the business ensuring relationships are maintained and expectations managed accordingly
  • Support sales functions within the business to secure new business through providing accurate data where required
  • Create bid and project procurement strategies, ensuring clear communication of cost, time and quality deliverables
  • Establish bill of materials costs for key stages of product maturity. You will identify and pursue all savings and cost efficiencies
  • Lead the planning of materials to ensure timely deliveries within budget
  • Provide routine management reports to demonstrate supply chain performance
  • Manage subcontract risk and opportunities, ensuring risk is mitigated

The person we hope to find;

This role will suit an experienced Buyer who capable of managing complex, large-scale and often agile projects. Skills and experience required are as follows;

  • Ability to take ownership over key tasks and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ideally a background in manufacturing, engineering or defence indsutries
  • Proven procurement experience and sound knowledge of developing robust supply chains
  • Ability to manage low-level maturity design and skilled in cost estimating
  • Excellent communication skills with strong negotiation ability
  • CIPs preferred, or currently working towards

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Buyer to further develop their procurement career, within a business that offers a progressive and dynamic culture. If you would like to discuss this further please get in touch with Sophie Cook at Procurement Heads today – sophie@procurementheads.com / 01962 869838.

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