Reference : GBR06264

Buyer (12 month Fixed Term Contract)

  • Purchasing
  • United Kingdom Loughborough
  • Temporary
  • Posting date : 01/18/2022

Position description


British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is the UK's leading manufacturer of interior lining systems - our products include coving, bagged plaster and plasterboard that are used daily across the building and construction industries.

 Our mission is to develop innovative products and services that help customers build better spaces to live, work and play.



We have a great opportunity for an experienced Buyer to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract.  This a hybrid role with high levels of flexibility working between remote and office visits


As a Buyer you will be an integral part of the team responsible for the supply of raw materials and packaging that are used in the production of plasterboard. 


You will work closely and manage a portfolio of circa 35 suppliers, negotiate and co-ordinate the timely and cost effective supply of raw materials to match our production targets. 


What skills and experience are we looking for?        

  • CIPS qualified or studying towards
  • An understanding of computerised manufacturing systems ERP, MPS, SAP would be an advantage
  • Indirect or direct category management
  • Communication and relationship management skills
  • Negotiating
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team
  • Self-motivated and ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent analytical and interpretive skills with high attention to detail

The future of tomorrow

We are an inclusive employer and keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, what football team you support, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We believe that working in a diverse business can be more enjoyable, teams can be more innovative, and make better decisions. We already employ many fantastic people from diverse backgrounds, but we still want to do more.

So, we are on a mission to make Saint-Gobain inclusive and accessible to all, with role models for you to look up to and learn from, no matter who you are!

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role. We can’t guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting. But, we promise to listen

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