Senior Buyer

Rocester, Uttoxeter
Competitive Plus Benefits
20 Sep 2022
20 Oct 2022
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Job Level
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Full Time
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Non CIPS member

JCB Group Purchasing are looking for a Senior Buyer to join the team

JCB is growing. With our hydrogen and electric machines, we’re innovating to meet the need for greater sustainability and energy efficiency in a changing market. Just as we always have done, we’re adapting and pushing our industry forwards—and our order books are at record levels.

Right now, we’re looking for new Senior Buyers to help us meet the increased demand.

Rewards and benefits

Working with a global leader means your hard work is rewarded in more than just a great salary. Join us and you’ll get:

  • 33 days’ holidays
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Private Health Care Scheme
  • Dental Care Schemes
  • Access to the company’s Healthy Living Centre 

Role overview

You’ll be the link between business stakeholders and the suppliers we use. Cultivating expert understanding of project aims and of supplier markets, you’ll make recommendations to business units that will facilitate better supplier contracts. You’ll also:

  • Resolve supplier issues
  • Assist in the delivery of new product launches
  • Build relationships with suppliers (sometimes visiting them overseas)
  • Delivery implementation plans for sourcing strategy.

About you

Purchasing is a place for confident and outgoing professionals who can wield their influence to get the best deals from suppliers around the world. You’ll need an Engineering or Business background and a degree, as well as plenty of experience of Purchasing within a manufacturing context, but the behaviours you demonstrate are just as important. We’re looking for:

  • Negotiators
  • Problem-solvers
  • Agile thinkers
  • Relationship builders.

JCB is committed to developing talent internally. That’s why, even if you’re not the finished article right now, if you can show us that you’re a great fit for Purchasing, we’ll give you the training you need to develop a great career with us.

JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.