Buyer - Engineering / Manufacturing

Outsource UK Ltd
05 Aug 2017
15 Sep 2017
Buyer - Engineering / Manufacturing A Buyer with Engineering / Manufacturing background is required to work for our Defence client based in Stevenage This is a permanent role with a leading Defence client. Overview of the role The Buyer will be taking active participation, in multifunctional and sometimes international teams, to support definition and negotiation strategies for specific categories and projects. Also Supporting the development & implementation of Category strategy, pro-actively providing ideas and solutions. Key skills required for the Buyer Experience of Leading and/or Supporting negotiations with suppliers to optimise cost, delivery and quality of products. Managing suppliers and, where necessary, building up longer-term supplier management expectations. Contributing to managing supplier performance in support of operational targets. Building relationships with internal customers in order to effectively serve their needs, often with shorter than expected timescales. Supporting functional excellence programmes, identifying and developing areas for improvement where new processes may be required. Providing and sometimes presenting briefs and reports for Management reviews including potential issues/risks. Identifying & securing savings opportunities Raising, maintaining and managing Request for Quotations, Purchase Orders and outstanding order books in an effective and timely manner. The role is based in Stevenage commutable from Watford, St Albans, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Stevenage with excellent access from London If you are an Buyer looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other Buying / Procurement opportunities please contact Mark Ashurst on or phone 0161 694 9195 Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information. Outsource. Our People. Your Success. Outsource UK is one of the country's largest and most successful independent recruitment consultancies, specialising in the IT, Digital, Financial Services and Engineering sectors. We recruit talented people for contract and permanent opportunities, offer a consultative approach and have a reputation for providing a superior service to both clients and candidates. The business focuses on building long lasting relationships based on reliability and trust. We do this by hiring and retaining a great team of recruitment consultants who listen and understand our client's and candidate's needs. Our Manchester office (which covers the whole of the UK) provides a 'one-stop shop' to clients and candidates operating in the engineering and manufacturing sectors and, in addition to Engineers, we source and provide temporary/contract and permanent opportunities for IT, Programme Management and Support Professionals (including Procurement / Purchasing / Supply Chain, HR, Finance and Administrative Support). Please visit our website This job was originally posted as