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Buyers & Senior Buyers

Beaumont Select
Highly Competitive + HYBRID WORKING, bonus, car scheme, pension & medical
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

Job Details

A superb opportunity for Buyers & Senior Buyers to join a truly world leading brand, Highly competitive salary and benefits package are on offer that includes HYBRID WORKING, bonus, car scheme, pension and medical insurance.

These  are critical roles, where you will be responsible for the procurement of a defined range of components, in line with procurement departmental procedures and objectives. You will be focusing on securing strong commercial terms and excellent quality and delivery service levels from suppliers while ensuring audit compliance. You will also manage the development of a small team of buyers (senior level), to help them achieve the performance required to support the departmental and business objectives. In this role you will be report into and be supported by Senior Buyer or Senior Manager (depending upon level). The role offers an exciting work environment in an organisation that's brand value is second to none and where procurement / purchasing truly adds strategic value.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Responsible for the delivery and execution of commodity strategies, ensuring that the company is kept up to date on marketplace commercial and technical developments, as well as legislative regulations. Deep analysis of market forces to include new suppliers, aware of market conditions and able to adapt to changing / challenging environment. Engage cross functionally with key stakeholders to ensure correct business decisions are made tied in with short / long term objectives for the company.
  • Interrogate and interpret QAF’s to ensure adherence to VFM and should cost.  Using quantitative data to support savings opportunities delivered in a timely manner, assimilate supplier and internal processes to positively impact Procurement performance. 
  • Confidently enter total cost and contractual negotiations with current and potential suppliers. To ensure correct margins are captured through total cost of ownership
  • Understand and apply tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value for money whilst maintaining supplier relationships. VSM, VAVE, Variable Pricing Mechanism etc
  • Manage supplier performance through vehicle launch phases and current vehicle phases ensuring flawless execution Quality, Cost and On Time Delivery performance is maintained at high levels. In addition, provide enthusiasm and passion for driving continuous improvement in these metrics, internally as well as at the Supplier. 
  • Provide Procurement / commercial input into cross-functional teams that effectively contributes to the organisation’s programme goals by applying a confident approach to teamwork.
  • Understand and support the quality department in achieving full Quality PAP Approval (Performance Approval Process).
  • Constantly strive for process improvement opportunities internally, as well as with the Supplier base, focussing on business ‘Best Practice’ initiatives.  While also ensuring social responsibility to the environment is maintained.
  • Identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies where necessary.
  • Lead and promote good supplier relationships.
  • Play an instrumental role in enabling the function to achieve its business objectives, through meeting or ideally exceeding defined objectives. Lead by example
  • Manage and development Junior buyers to include performance management and objective settings.

 Qualification & Experience:

  • Educated to Degree level and a full member of CIPS, or at least working towards this. 
  • Previous Procurement experience is required, within Automotive would be preferred but not essential
  • Understanding of the strategic role of the Procurement function and ability to work at this level.
  • Demonstrable ability to prioritise tasks and have effective time management and analytical skills.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.   
  • Post holder should hold a full driving licence and be prepared to travel where their specific work responsibilities require.
  • You will ideally have experience in the management of a small team of Buyers (for Senior role)


Please use the site buttons to Apply.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please call Craig Gallagher on +44 (0)1403 248448

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue-chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business


Beaumont Select is a specialist Procurement, Supply Chain & Vendor Management Recruitment Agency, we match talented Permanent and Interim Procurement Professionals with great jobs in many of the World's Leading Companies.

We have an enviable track record of matching highly talented Procurement and Supply Chain professionals with exceptional Procurement, Supply Chain & Vendor Management jobs in FTSE100/250, Fortune 500 and other major name organisations. We work with Clients and Candidates throughout the UK, Europe and Worldwide.

Our highly committed and experienced Consultancy Team has grown organically year on year, by providing a detailed, highly professional and personal approach, matching talent supply chain professionals to many of the best opportunities within the purchasing, supply chain and vendor management disciplines. This success has been built on the passion and determination of every single team member at Beaumont Select, in conjunction with innovative use of marketing & technology, attention to detail and above all a commitment to provide an outstanding Client and Candidate service.

We are Certified Members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and are ISO9001:2015 Quality certified for the provision of permanent and interim recruitment solutions worldwide.

Whether you are looking for a new career challenge; need to source experienced procurement, supply chain or vendor management professionals, or want advice on the current recruitment market, the Beaumont Select team would like to speak to you.

Company info
01403 248 448
West Point
Springfield Road
West Sussex
RH12 2PD

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