Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 168486
Our international manufacturing client is looking for a Senior Plant Buyer to join them on a permanent basis at their site in Sunderland.
As the Senior Plant Buyer you will take a leading role to deliver best in class purchasing across the plant. You will report directly into the Plant Controller, 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
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
Deliver annual cost saving, cost reduction and cost avoidance
Closely manage the supplier through building solid relationships and communication throughout the purchasing process to ensure expectations are met
Drive best practice and be proactive in, seeking alternative/ improvements that can be made within purchasing
Come from a purchasing role within manufacturing and production and preferably a fast-paced business
Experience with using SAP or a similar MRP or ERP software
Experience setting up new suppliers
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 in a procurement role which involves Strategic purchasing
This role is a dayshift role working within the plants core hours.