16 May, 2018

Commodity Buyer

  • SF Group
  • Northampton, Northampton, UK
Manufacturing Operations

Job Description

The Procurement Division of SF Group are currently recruiting for a Commodity Buyer for our client in Northamptonshire.

Our client is an Automotive Supplier, who is the world leader in their market. They use state of the art technology to manufacturer high quality parts to the automotive industry.

As the Commodity Buyer you will be responsible for sourcing strategies and identifying opportunities in the market place, as well as the following responsibilities:

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend suppliers
  • Manage supplier relationships and the supply base
  • Analyse market to assess material availability and strategies within the commodity
  • Supporting the operations team ensuring suppliers meet obligations
  • Prepare reports regarding market conditions
  • Support and participate with the product development and product introduction
  • Working with operations to ensure that suppliers meet obligations in regards to SLA's

To be successful in this role you must have a minimum of 5 years purchasing experience as well as the following skills and experience:

  • Professional Membership of CIPS (preferred)
  • Analytically minded, with a proven background in strong negotiation
  • Proactive, with the ability to use own incentive and self motivate
  • Strong mathematical and communication skills
  • Full UK/EU driving licence, with the flexibility to travel when required

In return our client is looking to offer a salary of between £32,000- £35,000 working Monday- Friday.
If this sounds like you then please call Alice Wright on for more information, or apply below.


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