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Automotive Buyer - Guildford, Surrey

Salary: £350 - £400 per day
Location: Guildford, Surrey
Job type: Fixed Term
Sector: General Automotive
This vacancy has now expired.


Automotive Buyer


Would you want to work for one of the most prestigious brands in Motorsport?

Key responsibilities -

+ Accountability for cost and budget management for multimillion pound direct spend portfolios.

+ Ensure supplier requirements and concerns are fully understood and ensure these are fed back during the appropriate stages to the appropriate stakeholders.

+ Develop a culture of continuous improvement throughout the business. With an understanding of industry practices (e.g. Six Sigma, PPS)

+ Minimisation and mitigation of costs, project risks, negative relationships with suppliers and threats to the organisation's ability to design, develop and manufacture products on time, to cost and at the required quality standards.

+ Driving cost down activities with suppliers and VA/VE activities. Utilising known and robust commercial tools (e.g. cost estimating processes, benchmarking activities etc.)

Skills and knowledge required -

+ Demonstrable Buying experinece within an Automotive and / or manufacturing environment is desired, but willing to consider all industries with the right competencies gained.

+ Ability to lead negotiations and support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects.

+ Proven supply chain management and procurement experience, dealing with both small and large value organisations

+ Understanding of Audit process

+ Cost estimation experience

Automotive Buyer

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