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Indirects Buyer

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

My client is a leading automotive organisation with a global reach, employing over 20,000 employees across the globe. They are looking for an Indirects Buyer to join their growing team, focusing on the below:

  • Procure indirect materials, products, and services.
  • Identify cost-saving opportunities in collaboration with plant stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Maintain close communication with Indirect Commodity Managers and plant stakeholders to drive cost savings.
  • Serve as the escalation point for supplier issues related to service levels or pricing, both for requesters and suppliers.
  • Initiate changes to Long-Term Agreement (LTA) purchase orders for indirect products and services.
  • Lead and manage the cost savings project for the indirect roadmap.
  • Provide support to Indirect Commodity Managers as needed, focusing on topics relevant to plant buyers.
  • Manage indirect tooling and local supplier relationships, negotiate agreements, and create purchase orders when required.
  • Take ownership of plant indirect cost savings initiatives.
  • Maintain price lists for indirect items in the AS400 system.
  • Process new supplier requests through Lotus Notes.
  • Approve purchase orders for indirect procurement in the AS400 system.
  • Administer supplier bonuses related to indirect procurement.
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers for new product launches and changes to indirect products and services.

You will ideally have previous experience working as a buyer within the automotive field. Experience of indirects (MRO, waste management IT, fleet etc) is required.