Material Controller / Buyer

We are currently recruiting a Buyer / Materials Controller for a leading manufacturing business based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. The company has an excellent reputation for specialist bespoke products.

The Buyer / Materials Controller will take responsibility of project orders from the customer service teams and lead the purchasing activity to source components to meet the specification requirement.

The role is part of an existing team of four people who have extensive experience with in the industry. The client is seeking individuals with a want to drive significant value propositions.

The Buyer / Material Controller's duties will include:

*Take the ownership of orders, leading negotiations with vendors to meet the needs of the Bill of Materials
*Seek to drive cost savings on the component parts against the BOM's and ensure OTIF across the products
*Support and drive solutions with in your area of control, operational and new product launch
*Support the ERP / MRP system
*Enhance current plans supporting industry leading KPIs
*Drive continual improvement in the way the team operates across the business to incorporate improved lean practices

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

*Ideally Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in related discipline or equivalent combination of education and related experience - MCIPS / CIPS preferred
*Demonstrable track record in purchasing
*Excellent analytical skill
*Good to advanced Excel skills - Micros / Pivot tables
*Excellent material systems experience (or similar)
*Knowledge of working in supply markets
*Familiar with manufacturing processes and regulatory requirements
*Ability to obtain appropriate market intelligence, analyse and provide concise updates to key stakeholders
*Good verbal and written communication skills

If you want to discuss this position in more detail, please call Carl Walker at Elevation Recruitment Group on or

Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions. For this role and other similar Procurement and Supply Chain positions, visit

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