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8 months ago
Wallace Hind Selection
Salary: £30-35k + 22 Days Holiday + Pension+ Monday - Frid
Location: County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Humberside, North Yorkshire
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Michael Thorpe
Category: Purchasing Jobs

A leading design and manufacturing business based in the North East require a Buyer to join their procurement team. Reporting to the Global Purchasing Manager, this is a chance to join a growing business that offers innovative solutions across the world.

SALARY: £30,000 - £35,000

BENEFITS: 22 Days holiday (Rising to 25 due to length of service), Pensions (4% company contribution) Group life and DIS, Monday - Friday 9am-5pm

LOCATION: Peterlee

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Sunderland, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Durham


The role of Buyer will be varied and suit someone with strong procurement experience, the duties will include;

· Selecting and developing the supply base for components in upcoming and existing designs.
· Negotiate complex or critical supplier agreements
· Identify and mitigate supply chain risks
· Manage strategic sourcing of key components
· Maintain proper compliance to corporate purchasing practices


In order to be successful in your application for the Buyer position you will be a strong communicator across all levels of business and have the following;

· Strong experience working for a manufacturer in a strategic procurement role
· CIPS level 4 (or working towards)
· A strong track record of implementing change
· Solid experience of negotiating contracts and agreements
· Proficient in Microsoft Office


Originally established in the 1960's in the US, the business has steadily grown expanding into the UK in the mid 80's, quickly forming a quality reputation for design and innovation. Now widely regarded as the global leader in their field, this business supplies key products for major electronics manufacturers (OEM) around the world. With their own world class assembly and engineering team they can deliver outstanding results, partnering with Fortune 500 customers to save time, money and human resource. The business services a wide range of industries including but not limited to : Mobile Computing, Medical Equipment, Test & Measurement, Military, Security and Emergency Services and Utilities.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Electronics, Buying, Procurement, Purchasing, Senior Buyer, Strategic Buyer, Buying Manager, Purchasing Manager, Procurement Manager, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Supply Chain, Category Buyer.

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Michael Thorpe quoting Senior Buyer reference MT15066 to DD: +Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

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