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Indirect Buyer

Indirect Buyer

Hernshead Recruitment


Position overview:

To lead the indirect purchasing requirements of the Gillingham Plant, at the right price at the right time.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Manage as a buyer in deliverying on time and the best cost to achieve Gillingham targets on delivery performance.
  • Delivering and executing robust plans for year on year performance.
  • Work closely with category teams to identify opportunities for link and leverage.
  • Building strong robust contracts with suppliers that perform all BorgWarner targets.
  • Drive collaboration with business partners to achieve ongoing competiveness with their business strategy.
  • Ensure activities are performed with high integrity and in compliance with Global, Divisional and Site procedures and encourage Process and Systems Improvements
  • Facilitate cross functional participation in all cost down initiatives including idea generation in the best cost spares and new equipment.



  • Experience of suppliers and achieving joint goals.
  • Commercially astute.
  • 10+ years relevant experience in related automotive / engineering environment.
  • Proven record in driving cost down options.
  • Understand technical drawings and specifications.


  • Be able to work, present and communicate within all areas of the organisation from shop floor to management.
  • An appreciation of AS400 (SAP development) and similar systems.





  • Ability to negotiate within an international business environment


  • Self-motivated and have a strong and flexible attitude towards work
  • Ability to stay calm in high stress situations
  • Ability to communicate at all levels
  • Team Orientated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadline when required
  • The ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • To comply to BorgWarner, Safety and Environmental regulations such as PPE showing responsibility of personal safety and that of others.
  • Treat work colleagues with respect. (Equality and Diversity)



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