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Indirect Buyer

Key Info:
Contract Type:
Closing Date:
Full Time
Job Reference:
IB 2023
Mission & Main Objectives:

In March 2019 Nissan sold its global battery business to the Envision Energy Group. This included the battery manufacturing plant in Sunderland, which is now operating as AESC UK Ltd. We are an ambitious organisation and are looking for an equally ambitious and innovative Indirect Buyer to join the UK Purchasing function to support business development in an industry and organisation with high growth potential.

Outline and Responsibilities:
  • Build and maintain strong connections with Global Purchasing to identify strategies and to develop suppliers both globally and locally.
  • Gather Market Intelligence, identify major categories, analyse current spend & develop an optimal Indirect Strategy Plan
  • Deliver the strategy through supplier relationships & multiple projects (CAPEX, Service, Energy, Maintenance, T&L contracts)
  • Focus on & deliver strategic proactive tenders for the identified Indirect approved suppliers & purchase spend.
  • Lead negotiations, supplier selection & align functional requirements i.e. cost challenges -15%, warranty, payment terms…etc.
  • Increase control & management of Service Contracts – e.g. best practice and avoid termination penalties; YOY cost reductions.
  • Work with Indirect Purchasing Manager & internal functions to establish QCD targets, objectives and deliver against targets KPIs.
  • Ensure day to day issues are managed with relevant plant personnel resulting in improved quality/logistical performance.
  • Provide support to Purchasing Officer for continuous improvements in supplier quality & OTIF for indirect parts.
  • When required manage release of Indirect Purchase Orders from SAP system.
Experience and Qualifications Required:
  • You will ideally be educated to degree level and currently be working within an indirect Purchasing role within a manufacturing environment and will have built up experience of at least 5 years of supplier engagement, negotiation, and cost reduction.
  • Strong leader to influence, be able to work to tight deadlines, have a good sense of priority and have previous negotiation experience.
  • Excellent communication skills are crucial to this role, as is the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • You should possess strong industrial awareness by investigating new supply markets to assess existing and new supplier capabilities to further strength cost reductions and supply rationalization.
  • You must hold a full driving licence.



  • Some degree of travel may be required.
  • CIPS or MCIPS is a requirement for this role.

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Our Benefits.

Enhanced Pension Scheme
Enhanced Life Assurance
Cycle to Work
Dental Care
Flexible Working *office
Discounted Gym Membership
26 Days Leave Plus Bank Holidays
Employees Referral Scheme

Merit based Appraisal


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