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Location: Sunderland

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 167802

Our international manufacturing client is looking for a Plant Buyer to join them on a permanent basis at their site in Sunderland.

Job Role

  • You will take a leading role to deliver best in class purchasing across the plant, providing end to end operational and strategic support

  • Manage a large commodity portfolio, including a mix of direct material, NPM, MRO, CAPEX and tooling etc.

  • Work to short time-scales in a fast environment

  • Implement processes and strategies, working closely with suppliers negotiating best terms, costs and mitigating risk etc.

  • Working with and liaising with key stakeholders on the overall delivery and objective but also from an NPD perspective

  • Work on cost down initiatives, source and onboard new suppliers and pro-actively benchmark against alternative suppliers

  • Closely manage the supplier through building solid relationships and communication throughout the purchasing process to ensure expectations are met


  • Experience in a procurement role which involves Strategic purchasing

  • Come from a purchasing role within manufacturing and production and preferably a fast-paced business

  • Bright forward-thinking individual wanting to progress and develop

  • Can demonstrate key deliverables and achievements as a result of working with suppliers and implementing strategies

  • To be considered for the position, candidates must demonstrate all of the above and have proven experience of identifying, formulating and reviewing business objectives on a short and long term basis, and communicate to key stakeholders in a timely manner

  • Experience with using SAP or a similar MRP or ERP software