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Hernshead Recruitment

About this position:

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join as a Buyer in a world leading automotive company who are always striving to ensure their products are one of the best in the world.

The buying role will be responsible for sourcing of multiple commodity groups across external suppliers; as well as being involved with facilities across the globe to ensure a coordinated approach to our supply chain.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Liaising with suppliers to negotiate and secure value for money on the clients Genuine Parts and Accessories range
  • Building effective stakeholder relationships, ensuring a high service level in terms of quotations, quality compliance and communication
  • Identifying savings opportunities through tenders, negotiations, and efficiencies
  • Responsible for the implementation of design changes
  • Utilising multiple applications and systems to deliver accurate metrics, reporting and data.
  • To undertake and assist with projects as required by your manager.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required by your manager.

Experience Required:

  • First class interpersonal skills with a real passion for building effective professional relationships
  • Sourcing and negotiation experience and supplier relationship management Experience in a purchasing environment, desirably in a manufacturing or automotive setting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Packages including Excel, Access, Word and Outlook.
  • Good commercial awareness and acumen.
  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible to address immediate priorities whilst still manage deadlines with longer-term projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Basic understanding of engineering and low volume production methods would be advantageous (Desirable)
  • Experience within an automotive industry (Desirable)
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