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Buyer - Chemicals/Raw Materials

Buyer - Chemicals/Raw Materials

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    West London, London

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    £35000 - £47000 per annum + plus benefits

  • Contact:

    Sheila Harris

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Buyer - Chemicals/Raw Materials

Listed on the NYSE, our client is a Major Global Organisation within the Oil and Gas Industry, who, due to promotion are now seeking an experienced Buyer of Chemicals/Raw Materials.

Work alongside the manager ensuring uninterrupted, cost effective supply of a portfolio of raw materials necessary to support the business goals and operations including but not limited to production facilities, contract manufacturing facilities, resale operations, R&D facilities and corporate departments.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with suppliers to identify new sources of raw materials/chemicals
  • Work with the internal to understand the market for the raw materials purchased and identify the factors which influence availability and pricing
  • Work with the Procurement team to implement sourcing strategy across the business
  • Liaise with R&D, Manufacturing and Process Technology to provide information regarding competitive challenges, potential entrants, pricing initiatives and quality, service, price and distribution issues.
  • Work to achieve long term sourcing strategies within region and global level to ensure raw material availability
  • Monitor quality and consistency of raw, investigating and resolving quality issues quickly and effectively.
  • Experience of contract management and tender process

Person Specification:

  • Degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Business, Economics or Maths ideally
  • Demonstrate strong communication, negotiation and organisational skills
  • Possess tactical and Strategic procurement ability
  • Experience in the purchasing of chemicals or raw materials is essential
  • Experience of working ideally within oil & gas, or the chemical or Raw Materials industry