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Automotive Buyer

  • Job Ref: SWSCW1
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Corringham, Thurrock
  • Salary: £25,000 - £40,000 pa
Date Posted: 6th July 2017

Job Description

The Role: Automotive Buyer

Our automotive client, located in the Corringham area is seeking an experienced Automotive Buyer to join their growing team on a temp to perm basis. You will be from an automotive background with a good understanding of materials; your main responsibilities will range from sourcing and identifying suppliers, to buying the most cost effective products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the supplies, managing procurement for vehicle production and non-vehicle production requirements.
  • Identify strategic cost and commodity opportunities.
  • Sourcing suppliers and maintaining strong relationships.
  • Ensure all products are the best quality and suitable, whilst also being cost effective.
  • Monitor developments in product related pricing and inventory control structures with reports to appropriate personnel.
  • Develop an internally integrated Supply Chain Management Document.
  • Prepare and conduct monthly reviews with updates to internal cost / inventory levels within the Supply Chain Management Document.
  • Present as single point of contact to moderate communications with external supplier partners.

The Successful Candidate:

  • At least 2 years experience in an automotive buyer background and be familiar with ductile
  • Be able to work efficiently to tight timescales in an environment requiring attention to detail
  • Be professional
  • Excellent communicator at all levels across all media
  • Able to demonstrate a track record in managing direct relationships with major suppliers
  • Good understanding of supply chain management and procurement, including best practice purchasing and sourcing tools and techniques
  • Experienced negotiator
  • Willingness to travel to meet suppliers

The Package:

  • Working hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Holiday Entitlement
  • Salary £25,000 - £40,000 per annum, dependant on experience
  • 12-week temp to perm

Please be aware the successful candidate will require a driving licence due to the location.

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