Lead Buyer

Lead Buyer




Our client is a Global Automotive supplier located in Norfolk; they are looking to recruit a Lead Buyer with a range of skills to join the growing team delivering OEM, motorsport and niche vehicle projects.


Our client is a leading supplier of engineering and vehicle development services to major automotive OEMs and a growing number of niche vehicle manufacturers. Specialties include suspension systems, vehicle dynamics, carbon fibre structural components, mechanisms and mechatronics.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

•         Act as the lead commercial interface between the company, suppliers & project partners

•         Lead supply chain’s commercial responsibilities relating to defined projects

•         Develop, implement and maintain robust sourcing processes and procedures including a sourcing group (committee) allowing both technical and commercial aspects to be reviewed

•         Nomination of suppliers, taking into account the commercial constraints relating to the relevant project

•         Lead on all commercial and contractual negotiations and maximize cost saving opportunities by applying the relevant tools and techniques to achieve “value for money,” whilst maintaining supplier relationships to deliver the programme cost targets

•         Ongoing commercial support of projects in terms of “scope change”

•         Identify and evaluate supply chain risk whilst developing robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary

•         Involved in purchasing of a variety of electrical and mechanical automotive components and systems for production

•         Responsible for maintaining supplier relationships, negotiating, sourcing locally/globally, planning and forecasting inventory levels

•         The successful candidate will be required to manage purchase orders, requisitions and work cross-functionally with engineering SQA and other business activities to identify cost-saving opportunities


In order to qualify for this opportunity, the candidate must have proven experience in the automotive OEM industry.


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Vacancy Details

Posted: 11/01/2018

Ref No: PW3963

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Thetford, Norfolk, UK

Salary: Negotiable

Contact: Paris Williams

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