Manchester, UK
16h ago

GEN - Bobst Manchester Ltd An exciting opportunity has arisen for a buyer to provide support to Bobst operations for supply base development and total cost improvement.

Bobst has a reputation for producing high quality machines through engineering excellence, therefore, it is crucial for this role to ensure that the highest standards of supply, cost and quality are maintained at all times Opportunity for a replacement buyer to aid the small team in achieving its objectives.

  • Drives total cost reduction across the supply chain by focusing on identifying cost down opportunities
  • Identifying, sourcing and finalising new worldwide suppliers
  • Manages and develops mutually beneficial existing supplier relationships
  • Works with suppliers to ensure KPI’s are achieved and maintained
  • Identifies, plans and implements continuous improvement opportunities within the supply chain to achieve best practice
  • Manages and negotiates supplier contracts on an international basis
  • Uses just in time principles to meet production demands
  • Works cross functionally with all areas of the business, particularly engineering and production
  • Co-ordinates materials activities with worldwide materials to achieve total lowest cost for the business
  • Drives the application and development of purchasing functional excellence
  • 5+ years’ experience as a buyer managing a global supply base
  • Has had responsibility for final negotiations and closing supplier deals
  • Ability to read technical drawings
  • Computer literate and confident in using Microsoft applications on a daily basis
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Proven ability to plan and manage multiple conflicting projects to successful conclusion
  • Has a robust and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Reactive to change and able to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to interface professionally with customers ambassadorial skills
  • Good standard of general education, particularly in English and Maths
  • Working towards, or qualified in CIP's
  • For more than 130 years, and over 50 countries, BOBST has always been at the forefront of innovation and we want to accelerate connectivity, digitalization, automation and sustainability to make packaging better than ever.

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