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Buyer - Indirect Purchasing

Buyer - Indirect Purchasing

Job Title: Buyer - Indirect Purchasing
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Oxford
Industry: Automotive
Reference: GPPS13524_1715504426
Contact Name: Graeme Passau
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Job Published: 12 May 2024
Job Description

Buyer - Indirect Purchasing - Automotive Manufacturing


  • As the Buyer your primary responsibility will be to support the Purchasing Manager in performing all purchasing tasks including; planning, optimisation, supplier liaison and negotiation as dictated by the business requirements.
  • A key part of the role will be supplier nomination, you will support and propose recommendations for local and Group suppliers to ensure that nominated suppliers are of the highest standard and comply with all Group process, procedures, policies, and guidelines.
  • You will be responsible for tender processes within the assigned commodity. This will include identifying and analysing business requirements, preparing tenders and issuing them.
  • Accountability for the overall portfolio of suppliers within your area of activity, including improvement measures, supplier circles, supplier failure recovery / actions and managing any political or economic consequences. In this you will ensure that suppliers are managed and coordinated to the operational and economic benefit of the company.
  • You will be responsible for the administration and maintenance of the purchasing systems including directing all purchasing related queries from the business to the relevant department as well as managing contracts, purchasing records and databases.
  • By managing the purchasing process from supplier to end-user, you will set up and maintain Contract Agreements in all systems, review purchase requests and check compliance with Group Guidelines before converting requests to purchase orders.


  • Previous experience within a purchasing related environment, ideally within automotive or aerospace manufacturing, or related.
  • Previous experience in facilities procurement - indirect procurement experience also considered
  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of purchasing systems including SAP & SRM
  • CIPS beneficial
  • Comprehensive knowledge of procurement techniques
  • A high level of numeracy with the ability to interrogate systems to produce relevant data
  • Familiarity with the key elements of Purchase Orders, Contracts and Tenders together with their associated processes.

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