Indirect Buyer

Ref No. BHN520154
Salary £19 - £21/hour
Location Gillingham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (9months)
Job Status Open


My client is looking for an Inidrect Buyer to lead the indirect purchasing requirements of the Plant, at the right price at the right time.


Buyer with indirect experience within an engineering/manufacturing organisation

The Job


  • Manage as a buyer in delivering on time and the best cost to achieve the plant 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 targets.
  • Drive collaboration with business partners to achieve ongoing competitiveness 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 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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