• Job Reference: 941791114-2
  • Date Posted: 11 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Pontoon
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Salary: £24.00 to £25.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

We are seeking Buyers to join the business on a temporary basis at our Crewe site (operating hybrid working). We are interested in hearing from candidates with experience in Purchasing who would support us in its strategy to transition to Battery Electric Vehicle production.

Key responsibilities include:

Managing all the procurement activities for production components and service providers

Utilising robust and objective sourcing processes and working with budget holders to meet business objectives in a cost and time sensitive manner

Leading the tender processes to select suppliers, review capability, cost, quality and sustainability measures and liaising with ounterparts for synergies

Driving cost discipline back into the business through early stake holder engagement and planning

Delivering against key measures of success, including cost reductions and avoidance, Group synergy activities and adherence to Purchase process.

Representing the Purchasing department in cross functional meetings and across the Group

Ensuring compliance to the procurement process and recommending improvements to processes and ways of working to maximise efficiencies

About the Person

The successful candidate will have previous experience as a Procurement or Purchasing professional working in a commercial or manufacturing environment (ideally) within a challenging environment. The ideal candidate will have automotive or OEM experience and be familiar with vehicle commodity attributes though other industries will be considered.

You will demonstrate:

Experience of supplier management including supplier selection, negotiation and supplier performance

Experience of delivering against key metrics and critical timelines

Ability to communicate and influence with a broad range of stakeholders

Ability to present in high level meetings

Delivery focussed with a collaborative approach towards internal stakeholders, supply partners and global Group colleagues

Automotive experience combined with the CIPS qualification would be advantageous

Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.

Pontoon is an employment consultancy and operates as an equal opportunities employer.