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Buyer

Livingston
£27000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus Pension

Our client are a leadingManufacturing business based in West Lothian. Our client is going through a transformation within the Procurement function and they are now looking to recruit a Buyer to drive forward the strategic direction of the company. Reporting to the Procurement Manager you will be responsible for the following:

  • Purchase Materials, Components or Services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets across the supplier base

  • Contact suppliers to progress, resolve price, quality, risk, delivery or invoice issues

  • Drive savings in partnership with the supply base across the commodities you are responsible for

  • Manage supplier open order book to ensure suppliers are adhering to delivery commits

  • Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships both internal y and externally and promote positive communications

  • Assist the Engineering Group with queries

  • Promote the procurement team internally to the stakeholders and drive forward the strategic direction of the team

  • Liaise with goods inward personnel, and support as required

To be successful in this exciting position you will have the following:

  • Excellent capability of buying materials, components and services across the supplier base covering the UK, Europe, USA and Far East.

  • To have good excellent stakeholder management skills coupled with good negotiation skills

  • Self-management and the ability to work on your own or within a team structure

  • Working knowledge of MRP systems and Excel