Senior Commodity Buyer

Job Type:
Job Sector:
East Midlands
Salary Description:
£30 - £35/hour Depending on experience
Job Ref:

Senior Commodity Buyer
Contract role: 6 month plus
Rate: up to £35 per hour Limited Company
Location: Derby

Our client is looking to recruit a team of Senior Commodity Buyers to joint them on a contract basis. The role will be a key interface between suppliers, internal Functions and Projects. It covers the full scope of Procurement activity from the development of strategies to the operational delivery and management of contracts.
Working closely with the Global Supply Chain team to understand business requirements across the globe and the impact this has within their suppliers and the Contracts they are managing. As part of material bids process, implement sourcing strategies, negotiate contracts, place orders with suppliers and manage commercial relationships with suppliers.

The Role:
• You will work in a team made up of Inventory Management and Supplier Quality Assurance who, together, take full ownership of the supplier relationship for the contracts they manage.
• Typically winning material bids, Manage purchase contracts for the commodity, support development of Strategic Sourcing strategies, develop an annual plan for commodity sourcing activities, provide input to the Global Strategic Buyers regarding their Business Unit specific Procurement needs, the evaluation of supplier performance, the description of the supply base and finally collection of past and future spend data
- Lead the management of contracts
- Risk Management
- Performance improvement
- Cost Reduction
- Claims
- Conflict resolutions
- Feedback and input into bids from lessons learnt
• Develop supplier ‘best in class’ performance
• Manage the commercial relationship with suppliers in line with their Commodity Strategy. Ensuring suppliers are globally competitive and enabling the business to gain competitive advantage. Develop long term supplier relationships through regular performance reviews and continually drive cost out of the supplier’s business, out of the business and out of the way we do business together. Utilize appropriate tools and techniques effectively to ensure that Procurement delivers its cost and performance requirements e.g. LCCS, CI, Open Book Costing, Value Engineering, Value Stream Mapping. Establish Requests for Quotations including commercial and technical requirements, evaluate and select suppliers offers, place orders and control file transfers. Where relevant, accurately capture and communicate to the suppliers the relevant project-specific Technical Requirements Documentation. Where relevant, involve and manage suppliers into a joint product design development process (JDDP) in order to integrate efficiently supplier solutions
• Manage material cost reduction activities

The Candidate
• Must have eligibility to work in the UK, no sponsorship will be offered.
• Relevant experience in a previous role, within the manufacturing industry
• MCIPS qualification preferred but not essential
• Proven experience of contract negotiation, preferably at the Terms and Conditions level
• Sourcing and procurement planning
• Excellent contracting, legal & compliance knowledge
• Excellent negotiating / influencing skills
• Supplier performance and improvement management experience
• Computer literate: MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Good business partnering skills
• Strong analytical skills and financially numerate

To discuss further please call Richard Nield our Engineering Specialist on (Apply online only) or email your CV

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Contact: Kris Clare

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