Project Buyer

Coventry £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 + benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013631

Due to expansion a leading manufacturer has a new vacancy for a Project Buyer to work on a 12-month Fixed Term assignment. This position would suit a procurement professional with experience of managing low volume, time critical engineering procurement projects and candidates are sought with a proven track record of developing supplier agreements and driving supply chain improvements.



Commutable from: Coventry, Birmingham, Leicester, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth.


Salary: £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. plus benefits


Suitable for: Project Buyer, Senior Buyer, Buyer, Procurement Officer, Purchasing Manager.



The Role


Working for a global organisation, candidates will be responsible for improving and developing purchasing and procurements activities, including supply chain improvements, delivering cost savings, contract negotiation and agreeing supplier arrangements.

Key responsibilities:


Establish and develop supplier base

Drive supply chain improvements

Work closely with Project Manager to ensure costs and timescales are met

Managing and develop a wide-ranging supplier portfolio

Negotiating supplier agreements

Agree all sourcing of materials, services and components

Maintain Approved Supplier quotation database

Negotiate with suppliers and make commercial recommendations

Represent the purchasing department at internal and external meetings



The Person:


An accomplished purchasing professional, candidates are sought with strong and effective negotiation skills, a proven track record of supplier development and you will ideally have worked in low volume, time critical manufacturing environment.


An understanding of both commercial and operational aspects of procurement, you must have strong communication skills with the confidence and ability to work with senior management and on your own initiative. 


For more information send a CV to James Charlett

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