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Strategic Commodity Buyer: Raw Materials

Job Reference: 3634 - 210312-iqr070804       Job Type: Permanent       Date Added: 27/04/2012

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Employer: 1st Executive Search & Selection
Location: Ilford
Salary: 32 - 36 K + Corporate Benefits Package


Strategic Commodity Buyer - Raw Materials / Components within a leading Global Fortune 500 Manufacturing & Engineering Services organisation, currently heavily investing in expansion and upskilling of procurement along-side numerous high visibility international projects, requiring increased skilled headcount.


The jobholder will be tasked with operating across a broad portfolio of commodities, encompassing Material & Component Sourcing for the Refurbishment, maintenance and overhaul division of this Global 500 company.

- Sourcing materials & components from a diverse supply base on a total cost of ownership basis
- Monitoring procurement cost performance throughout the Project lifecycle
- Risk management & mitigation
- Managing Procurement Process & Continuous Improvement
- Establishing & managing contractual relationships across the supply base
- Taking ownership of the Supplier Relationship Management methodology & processes
- Supply Contract Management


- Circa 3 years procurement experience, preferably within an international manufacturing or engineering organisation.
- Ideally MCIPS / Part-CIPS qualified with desire and drive to complete
- Commodity experience across a broad array of raw materials and manufacturing or engineering components
- Strong communication, influencing and negotiation skills
- Demonstrable ability to manage both supplier and internal stakeholder relationships
- Previous experience in implementing cost savings and in improving efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement function.

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