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Lead Buyer

Lead Buyer

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  • Sector:

    Supply Chain, Procurement

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  • Salary:

    €50000 - €70000 per annum + pension, great benefits

  • Contact:

    Shavkat Sadinov

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Multinational Aerospace & Aviation company based in Paris, France are looking for a Lead Buyer to join their procurement team. The company has 10 production plants globally and currently going through a global transformation and they are planning to open new plants across Asia and North America.

The successful candidate will be responsible for €100 million spend across different commodities and work with cross functional teams globally.


  • Responsible for €100 million spend
  • In charge of different commodities
  • Strategically collaborate with the cross-functional teams to influence and create unique purchasing methods
  • Work directly with R&D to create unique and innovative products
  • Play an important part in the global transformation and delivering global projects
  • Reporting directly to purchasing director & CPO
  • 30% travel, Europe, China, South & North America

Skills Experience Required

  • Relevant degree, mechanical engineering or MBA is preferred
  • 3+ years of experience preferably from the industrial or automotive background
  • Successful track record in purchasing and negotiations with suppliers globally
  • Experience with purchasing direct materials such as: metals, forging, tooling, MRO, Capex, raw materials
  • Fluent in English and French

The key benefits of the role include:

  • Travel opportunities worldwide
  • Management development training programs
  • An opportunity to become a Purchasing Manager and managing a team globally
  • Market-leading salary, benefits
  • Company retirement plan