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  • Procurement
  • Stoke on Trent
  • £35000 - £45000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • 170318
  • 30 May 2018
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A global business who have over 80,000 employees around the world. They are the market leader in their sector offering engineering, logistics and commercial support to all of the UK customers.

The Role

Reporting to the Purchasing Director, your duties will include:

* Being in charge of purchasing tasks for projects from customer request for quotation via start of production to end of life in line with purchasing standards
* Analysing and editing Bills of Material
* Making global enquiries for all relevant parts (new, serial, development parts, may or buy decisions) for project applications according to commodity strategy
* Supporting selection and release of suppliers
* Negotiating costs and conditions under consideration of Total Costs of Ownership (TCO)
* Organising and preparing sourcing committee as a mandatory member
* Developing, negotiating and preparing contracts with suppliers in line with purchasing standards
* Being in charge of material cost of the assigned projects through lifetime and observing cost (business plan) targets
* Identifying and realising material cost reduction ideas by using all levers with the support of commodity purchasing (resourcing, localisation, new technologies etc.) and material cost optimisation (MCO) team.
* Following up/ reporting productivity performance within own projects
* Integrating global purchasing aspects into project teams and vice versa by providing relevant information in both directions.

Person Specification

* Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent)
* Excellent command of English; French or German language would be an advantage
* Team work orientation and international/ intercultural sensitivity
* Excellent IT skills; Excel and MS Office in particular
* Reliability, rigor and analytical mind-set
* Strong negotiation, communication and presentation skills
* Able and prepared to travel internationally


£35,000-£45,000 per annum

Hours of work

Monday-Thursday 8am-4.30pm Friday 8am-1pm


Call Laura on 01782 272400 or send your CV to

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.

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