HSB Technical

Position: Commodity Buyer

Location: Oundle, Peterborough

Type: Permanent

Salary: 30-35K

Ref: 468/111

HSB Technical Ltd is a specialist recruiter within the Power & Propulsion, Shipbuilding, Shipping & Energy and Aerospace sectors. We have a number of permanent and contract vacancies for multiple businesses across the UK and overseas.

The below job description will outline this position of: Commodity Buyer

Typically, this person will be responsible for procuring raw materials, goods, or services that are essential for an organization's operations. Their primary role involves identifying, sourcing, negotiating, and purchasing commodities at the best possible prices and terms. Here are some key responsibilities of a Commodity Buyer:

HSB Technical’s client is a very established and well-regarded business entity.

Duties and responsibilities of the Commodity Buyer:


* Develop and maintain commodity strategies, ensuring the company is kept up to date on marketplace commercial and technical developments

* Evaluate cost data and quotation analysis forms and identify any cost saving opportunities.

* Understand and apply tools and techniques to close cost gaps and achieve value, whilst maintaining the supplier relationships

* Manage supplier performance through the whole process, to ensure quality, cost and delivery performance are kept at high levels.

* Provide procurement/commercial input into cross-functional teams

* Strive for process improvement internally, as well as the supply base, focusing on the business 'best Practise'

* Able to identify supplier risk and develop robust risk mitigation strategies

* Support, lead and promote good supplier relationships

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

Qualifications and requirement for the Commodity Buyer:

* Assertive, optimistic, and welcomes change

* CIPS qualified

* Experienced in using ERP/MRP systems (Syteline/INFOR preferred)

* 2+ years experience working as a buyer in a manufacturing environment

* Excel – intermediate level, with the ability to analyse data

This vacancy is being advertised by HSB Technical who have been appointed to act as the recruitment consultancy for this role